R.T. McDonald Photograph Collection, approximately 1890-1930  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
McDonald, R. T.
Title
R.T. McDonald Photograph Collection
Dates
approximately 1890-1930 (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

Most of the collection can be viewed on the Libraries' Digital Collections website. Permission of the Visual Materials Curator is required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Seattle scenes including Woodland Park, Green Lake, Lake Union and Lake Washington. The photographs may have belonged to Robert T. McDonald who was the uncle of the donor. The McDonalds lived on East Green Lake Way in Seattle.

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.
between 1896 and 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)
between 1896 and 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.
between 1896 and 1897
1/1 4
  Woodlands Hotel
Written on verso: Hotel in upper park.
between 1894 and 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.
1891?
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.
1891?
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.
between 1896 and 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)
between 1896 and 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.
between 1896 and 1897
1/2 10a-b 1894?
1/2 11 1891?
1/2 12 1891?
1/2 13
 U.S. Calvary camp
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park- 1898- Troop of U.S. Calvary camped en route to Philippines.
1898?
1/3 14-15
 Woodland Park grounds
Written on verso of 14: Upper Woodland park.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
between 1897 and 1903
1/3 16
 People on path at Woodland Park
Written on verso: Upper Park looking south 1891.
1891?
1/3 17
 Woodland Park grounds and paths
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park.
between 1897 and 1903
1/3 18
 Woodland Park grounds
Written on verso: Upper Woodland Park about 1891.
1891?
1/3 19
 People on fallen tree trunk at Woodland Park
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
between 1897 and 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)
between 1897 and 1903
1/3 21
 People at Woodland Park near shore of Green Lake
Written on photo: Woodland Park before lake was lowered.
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.
between 1890 and 1896
1/4 23
 Log cabin on shore of Green Lake, Seattle
Written on photo: Cabin of "Green Lake John" Built 1870.
between 1890 and 1896
1/4 24
 South shore boathouse in Green Lake, Seattle
Written on verso: South end Green Lake Woodland Park.
between 1895 and 1896
1/4 24a between 1895 and 1896
1/4 25 between 1890 and 1900
1/4 26
 Children swimming near boathouse on Green Lake, Seattle
Written on verso: Green Lake and Woodland Park shore.
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
between 1895 and 1896
1/4 27 1895?
1/5 28 1893?
1/5 29 between 1890 and 1900
1/5 30
 Man rowing boat in south end of Green Lake
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
between 1890 and 1900
1/5 31
 View of Green Lake from shore
Webster and Stevens (photographer)
between 1890 and 1900
1/5 32
  Aerial view of Green Lake and vicinity
Written on photo: Green Lake from the air- looking south.
Pacific Aerial Surveys (photographer)
between 1890 and 1930

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.
between 1899 and 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.
between 1899 and 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.
between 1899 and 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.
1913?
1/6 37 between 1899 and 1913
1/6 38 between 1899 and 1913
1/6 39 1905?

Other areas of SeattleReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/7 40
Number not used
1/7 41 between 1890 and 1900
1/7 42
  Northern Pacific Railroad trestle and mill at Salmon Bay, Seattle
Written on verso: Looking NW from Fremont Bridge.
between 1890 and 1900
1/7 43
 View of Fremont and mill
Written on verso: Fremont looking north.
between 1890 and 1900
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
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.
between 1893 and 1894

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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