R.T. McDonald Photograph Collection, 1890s-1920s  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
McDonald, R. T
Title
R.T. McDonald Photograph Collection
Dates
1890s-1920s (inclusive)
Quantity
45 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1099
Summary
Seattle scenes including Woodland Park, Green Lake, Lake Union and Lake Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Access to original photographs is restricted. Permission of curator required for viewing. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Seattle scenes including Woodland Park, Green Lake, Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View selections from the collection in digital format

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Woodland Park, SeattleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
 Woodland Park entrance and gate
Written on verso: Original park entrance at No. 50th St & Fremont Ave.
circa 1896-1897
1/1 2
 Woodland Park entrance
Written on verso: Entrance to Woodland Park- Fremont Avenue and North 50th, 1890's.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1896-1897
1/1 3
 Woodland Park lodge and grounds
Written on verso: Mr. Phinneys gate-keeper's cottage near entrance. Mr. Phinney died here Sept. 1893. Hotel in background. Guy and Arthur Phinney in foreground.
circa 1896-1897
1/1 4
  Woodlands Hotel
Written on verso: Hotel in upper park.
circa 1894-1897
1/1 5
 People next to Guy Phinney's private streetcar at entrance to Woodland Park
Written on verso: Entrance to Woodland Park in the 90's. This is the same entrance now used at 50th & Fremont Avenue.
circa 1890s
1/1 6
 Guy Phinney's private streetcar
Written on verso: Mr Phinney's private electric car ran from Fremont up Fremont Ave. to park entrance. Woodland Park was originally Guy Phinney's home.
circa 1896-1897
1/1 7
 Woodland Park Conservatory
Written on photo: Green Museum Woodland Park, Seattle W.N.Written on verso: Hot house east of Phinney home.
circa 1896-1897
1/1 8
 People on benches and at boathouse
Written on verso: South end of Green Lake and Woodland Park shore.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1896-1897
1/1 9
 Two boys next to sign with Woodland Park Rules and Regulations
Written on verso: Will Phinney at readers left, Arthur Phinney at readers right. Sons of Guy Phinney.
circa 1896-1897
1/2 10a-b circa 1894
1/2 11 circa 1891
1/2 12 undated
1/2 13
 U.S. Calvary camp
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park- 1898- Troop of U.S. Calvary camped en route to Philippines.
circa 1898
1/3 14-15
 Woodland Park grounds
Written on verso of 14: Upper Woodland park.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1897-1903
1/3 16
 People on path at Woodland Park
Written on verso: Upper Park looking south 1891.
circa 1891
1/3 17
 Woodland Park grounds and paths
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park.
circa 1897-1903
1/3 18
 Woodland Park grounds
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park about 1891.
circa 1891
1/3 19
 People on fallen tree trunk at Woodland Park
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1897-1903
1/3 20
 Two women on at path Woodland Park near Green Lake
Written on verso: Path on shore of Green Lake and Woodland Park.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1897-1903
1/3 21
 People at Woodland Park near shore of Green Lake
Written on photo: Woodland Park before lake was lowered.
circa 1891

Green LakeReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/4 22a-b
  Panoramic view across lake
Written on verso of 22a: The possibility is strong that this is Green Lake as Mr. McDonald's residence was on that lake. The only other alternative of course, is Lake Washington.
circa 1890-1896
1/4 23
 Log cabin on shore of Green Lake, Seattle
Written on photo: Cabin of "Green Lake John" Built 1870.
circa 1890-1896
1/4 24
 South shore boathouse in Green Lake, Seattle
Written on verso: South end Green Lake Woodland Park.
circa 1895-1896
1/4 24a circa 1895-1896
1/4 25 circa 1890s
1/4 26
 Children swimming near boathouse on Green Lake, Seattle
Written on verso: Green Lake and Woodland Park shore.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1895-1896
1/4 27 circa 1895
1/5 28 circa 1893
1/5 29 circa 1890s
1/5 30
 Man rowing boat in south end of Green Lake
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1890s
1/5 31
 View of Green Lake from shore
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
circa 1890s
1/5 32
  Aerial view of Green Lake and vicinity
Written on photo: Green Lake from the air- looking south.
Pacific Aerial Surveys (photographer)
undated

Lake Union and Lake WashingtonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 33
 Log boom on Lake Washington
Written on verso of copy photo: Union Bay adjoining U of Wash campus where the crews row. This is the way it looked about 1899.
circa 1899-1913
1/6 34
 Workers and logs at Lake Washington Ship Canal
Written on verso: The portage opening between Lake Washington and Lake Union prior to construction of gov. canal. Looking from Lake Washington side towards Lake Union. U. of Washington campus on right.
circa 1899-1913
1/6 35
 Lake Washington Ship Canal
Written on verso: The Montlake district adjoining U of Wash campus as it looked at the turn of the century.
circa 1899-1913
1/6 36
 Men cutting away cofferdam at the Montlake Cut between Lake Washington and Lake Union
Written on verso: Letting Lake Union into Lake Washington Canal- Dec 1913.
circa 1913
1/6 37 circa 1899-1913
1/6 38 circa 1899-1913
1/6 39 circa 1905

Other areas of SeattleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/7 40
Number not used
1/7 41 circa 1890s
1/7 42
  Northern Pacific Railroad trestle and mill at Salmon Bay, Seattle
Written on verso: Looking NW from Fremont Bridge.
circa 1890s
1/7 43
 View of Fremont and mill
Written on verso: Fremont looking north.
circa 1890s
1/7 44
  Children in front of "Big Tree" in Ravenna Park
Written on verso: Edgewater Congregational Church Sunday School Picnic, Ravenna Park about 1894. Some children in photo are identified
circa 1894
1/7 45
 Woman next to "Big Tree" in Ravenna Park
Written on verso: Big Tree Ravenna Park. 44 feet around 18 inches above ground.
circa 1893-1894

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • McDonald, R. T.--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Union, Lake (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Washington, Lake (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Woodland Park (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)