Alfred Shemanski photograph collection, 1860-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Shemanski, Alfred, 1874 or 5-1966
Title
Alfred Shemanski photograph collection
Dates
1860-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
304 photographic prints (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0913
Summary
Photographs of a prominent Jewish businessman and philanthropist in Seattle, Alfred Shemanski and his friends and family members
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

The collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Alfred Shemanski was a prominent businessman and philanthropist is Seattle, Washington. He was born in Poland in 1875. He came to Seattle in 1900 and established a clothing store which became the Eastern Outfitting Company. He was one of the founders of the Community Chest of Seattle and served on the University of Washington's Board of Regents for 13 years. In 1953, with his wife Tillie, he set up a trust called the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Fund for charitable purposes. Alfred Shemanski died in 1966.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Includes photographs of Alfred Shemanski and his family, friends and prominent members of the Seattle Jewish community. It also includes views of the Eastern Outfitting Company and an album of photographs of a testimonial dinner in honor of Alfred Shemanski given by the Northwest Region of the National Conference on Christians and Jews.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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

 

Alfred Shemanski's friends and familyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Shemanski family in Poland
1860-1895
1/2
USS Indiana during the Spanish American War, Triumphal Arch on July 4, 1899
1898-1899
1/3
Esther Lipman, Tillie Shemanski's father, Wilma Moxley and other possible Shemanski family members
circa 1900s-1920s
1/4
Portraits of young Alfred Shemanski
circa 1898-1900s
1/5
Alfred Shemanski near a large house, Shemanski home on Boston street in Seattle
circa 1920s-1930s
1/6
Alfred Shemanski at a fourth of July parade, Two men at the Armour and Company U.S. Yards packing plant in Chicago
circa 1910
1/7
Alfred Shemanski with friends and family near an automobile
circa 1916
1/8
Interior and exterior of the the Eastern Outfitting Company and dance given by S. Sherman
circa 1900-1917
box-folder:oversize
XD3
Meeting at the Eastern Outfitting Company
circa 1900s
2/1
Mariam Lipman, Alfred Sherman, Al Rosenberg
circa 1919, undated
Box/Folder
1/9
Shemanski's friends and family, Al Hoffman and the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm
circa 1920's
1/10
Portraits of Harry and Victoria Kerr
circa 1920s
1/11
Sherman family
circa 1920s-1940s
1/12
Beatrice E. Freiberg, as an infant, with her parents
1910s-1920s
1/13
Peter Paulay, Alfred Shemanski's grand nephew
circa 1940s-1950s
1/14
Alfred Sherman, Alfred Shemanski's nephew
1929
1/15
Portraits of David Samuel
circa 1935-1938
1/16
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski in Long Beach, California; Olympic Hot Springs;
circa 1927-1938
1/17
Alfred Shemanski, Joseph Shemanski, Oscar Shemanski, Max Shemanski
circa 1935-1956
box-folder:oversize
2/5
Portraits of Alfred Shemanski
circa 1930s-1950s
Box/Folder
1/18
Alfred Shemanski in a cap and gown at the University of Washington
circa 1944
1/19
Alfred Shemanski
circa 1930s-1954
1/20
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski with friends in San Francisco, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Richmond Park, Italy
circa 1909-1955
1/21
Adrienne Shemanski Fulop, A. Asher, Phil Shemanski, Jerry and Murray Regensberger, wedding in California, Joseph and Roma Shemanski
1912-1952
1/22
Alfred Shemanski with friends, family, and colleagues
circa 1900-1956
1/23
Shemanski family's trip to Switzerland
1948-1957
1/24
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski on vacation and in Palm Springs, California
circa 1949
1/25
Signed portrait of R. Levine, Alfred Shemanski breaking ground at a new school, Alfred Shemanski receiving a plaque on 85th birthday
circa 1960
1/26
The Shemanski's 50th Wedding Anniversary in the Spanish Ball Room at the Olympic Hotel, Alfred Shemanski's 82nd and 90th birthdays
circa 1950's-1960
1/27
Tillie Shemanski
circa 1890-1960
box-folder:oversize
2/4
Portraits of Tillie Shemanski
undated
Box/Folder
1/28
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski with friends and family in Biel and Wengen, Switzerland
circa 1935-1962
1/29
Alfred Shemanski at various events with Henry Broderick, Morton L. Scwabacher, Cliff Winkler, Irv Anches, Gordon Clinton, R. Singer
circa 1964
1/30
Alfred and Tillie Shemanski at Christmas and with friends and family
circa 1959-1967
1/31
Margie and Ed Stricker, Tillie Shemanski and friends
circa 1890's-1969
1/32
Alfred Shemanski at various award ceremonies and events
Ten photographs.
circa 1954-1960s
1/33
Alfred and Joseph Shemanski; three men--Adolph Sieroty, Isadore Shemanski and Henry Sieroty
undated
box-folder:oversize
2/2
Alfred Shemanski's friends and family
undated
2/3
Alfred Shemanski's friends and family
undated

Alfred Shemanski Testimonial Dinner AlbumReturn to Top

Album containing photographs of a Testimonial Dinner in honor of Alfred Shemanski sponsored by the Northwest Region of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box item
2 1-2
Invitation and program from the Testimonial Dinner in honor of Alfred Shemanski
April 8, 1954
2 3-4
Alfred Shemanski accepting award from William F. Devin and Major General William F. Dean
April 8, 1954
2 5
Photograph missing
April 8, 1954
2 6
Alfred Shemanski with Morton L. Scwabacher, Judge James W. Hodson and William F. Devin
April 8, 1954
2 7
Alfred Shemanski with the chairmen of the dinner: Nat S. Rogers, Larry E. Karrer, John H. Perry and Bernard Reiter
April 8, 1954
2 8
View of the head table at the National Conference Citation Dinner in the Spanish Ball Room at the Olympic Hotel
April 8, 1954
2 9
View of 14 women at the ladies table including Mrs. Thomas D. Stimson and Tillie Shemanski
April 8, 1954
2 10
View of the head table at National Conference Citation Dinner
April 8, 1954
2 11
View of the Spanish Ball Room during the National Conference Citation Dinner honoring Alfred Shemanski
April 8, 1954
2 12-13
Major General William F. Dean giving a speach at the National Conference Citation Dinner honoring Alfred Shemanski
April 8, 1954
2 14
Major General William F. Dean, Nat S. Rogers and George M. Dean
April 8, 1954
2 15
Alfred Shemanski showing his plaque to Major General William F. Dean and William F. Devin.
April 8, 1954
2 16-18
Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer articles describing Alfred Shemanski and the National Conference Citation Dinner
April 8, 1954
2 19
Seating list fro the National Conference Citation Dinner
April 8, 1954

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Shemanski, Alfred, 1874 or 5-1966--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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