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Boyd and Braas photographs, between 1889 and 1895?

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Boyd & Braas Company
Title
Boyd and Braas photographs
Dates
between 1889 and 1895? (inclusive)
Quantity
63 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
PH0277
Summary
Early Seattle views, especially of the waterfront and street scenes, parks, and Washington State views including Snoqualmie Falls, Mt. Rainier, and lakes
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

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

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William F. Boyd was born on September 5, 1848 in Ohio. He later moved to Madison County, Iowa and in 1865 apprenticed in a photographic studio. Boyd married Sarah Laudenbeck in 1875. He opened a successful gallery in Des Moines, Iowa that he operated until 1888 when he relocated to Seattle. A year after he arrived, his gallery was destroyed in the Seattle fire of June 6, 1889. He re-opened his photographic business in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood at 2310 Front Street. In the spring of 1890 he established a partnership with George H. Braas to form the Boyd & Braas Company. The business continued successfully until the spring of 1893 when Boyd retired from the company to establish his own business.

George H. Braas was born in Germany in 1866. When he was fourteen years old he and his family moved to the United States. In 1889 he started a photography business in Seattle, joining with Boyd one year later. From 1895-1896 he partnered with Morton S. McClaire with a studio at 614 Front Street. He had twin daughters Lucille May and Elsa Agnes. He died July 28, 1914.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Images of early Seattle views, especially of the waterfront, street scenes and parks. Some Washington State views: Snoqualmie Falls, Mt. Rainier, and various lakes as well as portraits. Images have been separated by photographer, Boyd & Braas, William F. Boyd, and George H. Braas.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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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

 

Boyd and BraasReturn to Top

Images created by Boyd & Braas Photographic Studio.

Container(s) Description Dates
Seattle
Box/Folder item
1/1 BBS1
James McNaught mansion occupied by the Rainier Club, southeast corner of 4th Avenue and Spring Street (Boyd and Braas 18)  
1889
1/1 BBS2
Damaged buildings and horse drawn carriage  
Written on verso: 1 San Francisco Store-Toklas and Singeman. 2 Melhorn blk. 3 Safe Deposit bldg. Soldiers guarding rear entrance. 4. Stewart and Heoluies Drug Co. Wm L. Lindsley 222 West Lee Street.
1890
1/1 BBS3
Plymouth Congregational Church and Third Street, Seattle (Boyd and Braas 147)  
1890
1/1 BBS4
Seattle waterfront with ship and Oregon Improvement Company dock visible (Boyd and Braas 4)  
1890
1/1 BBS5
Downtown Seattle looking north on 1st Avenue from Cherry Street (Boyd and Braas 192)  
circa 1890
1/1 BBS6
Looking north on 2nd Avenue from James Street, Seattle (Boyd and Braas 140)  
circa 1890
1/1 BBS7
Composite photograph of Chief Seattle, Angeline, Mt. Rainier from Seattle and Seattle waterfront (Boyd and Braas 127)  
circa 1890
1/1 BBS8
Looking north on 1st Avenue from Cherry Street (Boyd and Braas 97)  
circa 1890
1/1 BBS9
Path through the forest at Madrona Park (Boyd and Braas 66)  
circa 1890
1/1 BBS10
Two women in Madrona Park (Boyd and Braas 67)  
circa 1890
1/2 BBS11
Leschi Park gazebo and grounds (Boyd and Braas 68)  
circa 1890
1/2 BBS12
Leschi Park grounds with view of C.V. Johnson and Sons boat rentals (Boyd and Braas 70)  
circa 1890
1/2 BBS13
Occidental Square with view of the Pioneer Building, Seattle  
circa 1890
1/2 BBS14
Looking west on Cherry Street from 3rd Avenue, downtown Seattle  
Handcolored
circa 1890
1/2 BBS15
Steam ships at Yesler's Wharf with President Harrison disembarking the City of Seattle (Boyd and Braas 9)  
Written on photo: President Harrison in Seattle "The Landing."The same photograph can be found in PH 34.21a in William F. Boyd Album.
May 6, 1891
1/2 BBS16
Steam ships at Yesler's Wharf with President Harrison disembarking the City of Seattle  
May 6, 1891
1/2 BBS17
Mount Rainier and Lake Washington  
circa 1891
1/2 BBS18
Tracks of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railroad along Lake Sammamish (Boyd and Braas 47)  
circa 1891
1/3 BBS19
Horse drawn carriages and buildings, Columbia Street, Seattle (Boyd and Braas 133)  
Copy print
circa 1891
1/3 BBS20
Native American canoes in harbor at the foot of Washington Street (Boyd and Braas 22)  
circa 1891
1/3 BBS21
Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle (Boyd and Braas 61)  
Handcolored
circa 1891
1/3 BBS22
Schwabacher building on fire with crowd of people, downtown Seattle  
June 27, 1892
1/3 BBS23
Seattle waterfront with the Oregon Improvement Company dock visible  
1892
1/3 BBS24
Seattle waterfront with the Seattle Hotel and Oregon Improvement Company dock visible  
1892
1/3 BBS25
Seattle waterfront with ship Hassalo and Oregon Improvement Company dock visible (Boyd and Braas 152)  
Copy print
1892
1/4 BBS26
King County Courthouse, Yesler Building (Boyd and Braas 21)  
before 1892
1/4 BBS27
View of street and businesses on Commercial Street South from Pioneer Place (Boyd and Braas 145)  
Handcolored
before 1892
1/4 BBS28
Butler building (Boyd and Braas 53)  
circa 1893
1/6 BBS29
U.S. Cruiser Baltimore in Seattle harbor  
circa 1889-circa 1896
1/4 BBS30
Large log for the Mechanic Pavilion for the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, 1st Avenue Seattle (Boyd and Braas 162)  
Written on photo: Timber for Mechanic Pavilion World's Fair. Length 125 ft.
1909
1/4 BBS31
Boyd and Braas advertisement or backing of a cabinet card
Copy print
1909
Portraits
Box/Folder item
1/5 BBP1
Mrs. Hester Ward Mercer, "Aunt Hetty"  
circa 1890
1/5 BBP2
Mrs. Hester Ward Mercer, "Aunt Hetty," seated  
circa 1890
1/5 BBP3
Woman and man with beard  
circa 1890
Various Locations
Box/Folder item
1/6 BB1
U.S. Cruiser Charleston on the water (Boyd and Braas 31)  
circa 1889-circa 1896
1/6 BB2
Path through forest, Washington (Boyd and Braas 79)  
Written on photo: A Washington Road.
circa 1890
1/6 BB3
Lake Sutherland, Olympic Mountains (Boyd and Braas 85)  
circa 1890
1/6 BB4
Lake Crescent, Olympic Mountains  
circa 1890
1/6 BB5
Man fishing on Snoqualmie River (Boyd and Braas 111)  
circa 1890
1/6 BB6
Mountains and water (Boyd and Braas 205)  
Written on photo: Moonlight on sound.
circa 1891
1/6 BB7
Man with book at base of Snoqualmie Falls (Boyd and Braas 25)  
Handcolored
circa 1891
1/6 BB8
Snoqualmie Falls (Boyd and Braas 48)  
Written on photo: 268 Ft.
circa 1891
1/7 BB9
Snoqualmie Falls  
circa 1891
1/7 BB10
Snoqualmie Falls  
circa 1891
1/7 BB11
Snoqualmie Falls
Handcolored
Same item as BB10.
circa 1891
1/7 BB12
Native American hop pickers (Boyd and Braas 88)  
circa 1893

William F. BoydReturn to Top

Images created by William F. Boyd. Boyd's studio was located at the corner of Front and Columbia Street, Seattle, Washington.

Container(s) Description Dates
Seattle
Box/Folder item
1/8 BYS1
Men standing in front of a railroad car holding logs, Seattle waterfront  
before 1889
1/8 BYS2
Ship City of Puebla moored at Seattle Waterfront  
Written on mount: Before fire 1889.
before 1889
1/8 BYS3
Paddle Steamer Olympian moored at Seattle Waterfront  
before 1889
1/8 BYS4
Ships and the Seattle waterfront  
before 1889
Snoqualmie Falls
Box/Folder item
1/8 BYSF1
View from the base of Snoqualmie Falls (Boyd 501)  
ca. 1888
1/8 BYSF2
Fishermen at Snoqualmie Falls (Boyd 511)  
ca. 1888
Portraits
Box item
1/9 BYP1
Thomas Mercer  
circa 1890
1/9 BYP2
Young man with a bowtie  
circa 1889- circa 1904
1/9 BYP3
Young woman with flowers on her dress  
circa 1889- circa 1904
box:oversize
KVXC1 BYP4
University of Washington students  
circa 1905
Box
1/9 BYP5
Young woman standing with wicker chair  
circa 1889- circa 1904
1/9 BYP6
Two women  
circa 1889- circa 1904
1/9 BYP7
Woman with bow in her hair  
circa 1889- circa 1904

George H. BraasReturn to Top

Images created by George H. Braas.

Container(s) Description Dates
Landscapes
Box item
1/10 BRL1
Mount Rainier, Washington
1893
1/10 BRL2
Snoqualmie River with view of Mount Si, Washington (Braas 19)  
circa 1895
1/10 BRL3
Longmire Springs, Mount Rainier, Washington (Braas 219)  
Copy print
1895
1/10 BRL4
Mountaineers in a line going downhill, Mount Rainier, Washington (Braas 220)  
Copy print
Written on photo: Returning from the summit.
circa 1895
1/10 BRL5
Mountaineers sitting and standing on rocks in Nisqually riverbed, Mount Rainier, Washington (Braas 233)  
Copy print
Written on photo: Crossing the Nesqually River
circa 1895
Seattle
Box item
1/10 BRS1
Ship Willamette docked in Seattle loading passengers  
Written on photo: Off for the Klondike, the Willamette ready to leave Seattle.
August 9, 1897
Portraits
Box item
1/11 BRP1
Princess Angeline standing with cane  
Same image can be found in the PH844 Princess Angeline Photograph and Postcard Collection.
circa 1890
1/11 BRP2
William Greenleaf Appleton, Hugh Redman, Henry L. Ford, William Gilmer and Robert Kennedy of the S.S. Patterson  
Written on verso: Mr. Wm Greenlead Appleton, Mr. Hugh Redman, Mr. Henry L. Ford, Ensign Wm Kirck Gilmer and Dr. Robert Murir Kennedy- of the U.S.S. Patterson- Seattle, Washington U.S.A. - Feb. 20th 1895. Zoe Semple-from H.R.-
February 20, 1895
1/11 BRP3
Donald A. McDonald, William J. Laube, Howard A. Hausm of the Stanford Debate Team  
Written on verso: Held in Stanford Chapel.
1902
KVXC1 BRP4
University of Washington women's basketball team  
Written on mount: 1st Team Girls Basket Ball. Blanch Winsor, Lillian Knight, Maude LeGate, Beatrice Sorrenson, Bess McDonnell, Ann Herbert, Stella Brintoll.
1901
KVXC1 BRP5
University of Washington baseball team in uniform  
1905
1/12 BRP6
Portrait of a woman seated  
circa 1900
1/12 BRP7
Portrait of a woman with glasses  
circa 1900
1/12 BRP8
Portrait of a woman  
circa 1900
1/13 BRP9
Portrait of a woman with bows on her dress  
circa 1900
1/13 BRP10
Portrait of a woman, Jeanne  
Written on verso: Yours without a struggle Jeanne.
circa 1900