Tom Irving photograph albums, 1908-1925

Overview of the Collection

Irving, Tom, 1896-1979
Tom Irving photograph albums
1908-1925 (inclusive)
3 albums: 1444 photographs
Collection Number
Photograph albums of life in logging camps, WWI, and Washington, created by Tom Irving
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Thomas Reid Irving (1896-1979) graduated from the Everett High School in 1914. He worked for the Sultan Railroad and Timber Company and the Washington State Highway Department. He may have served in the navy during World War I. In his later years, he lived in Marysville, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Three photograph albums created by Tom Irving containing scenes of Everett, Arlington, Wetmore, camping, Standard Railroad and Timber Company near Mt. Higgins at Hazel, Washington (the AYPE Forestry Building logs came from this area), activities related to Everett High School, 1909 Fleet in Everett Harbor (for the AYPE?), Merrill and Ring logging camp at Pysht, WWI sailors and ships, Japanese cedar log buyers at logging camp ("begin of log export") in 1925, Monoroe Logging company, unloading herd of wild elk at Sultan, Potlatch parade in Seattle.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyrights unknown. Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections for details. copyrights unknown

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Fairlook Antiques, July 2, 2014 and January 29, 2015

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1 Album 1
Photographs of life at Camp Hazel, scenes of "Trips East", Mt. Higgins, North Rucker, and Wetmore.
2 Album 2
Camp Hazel, railroad building, Seattle Potlatch Week parade, Standard Camp, and unloading herd of wild elk at Sultan.
3 Album 3
Events and activities related to Everette High School, Merrill & Ring logging camp, Hazel Mill, WWI ships and sailors, Sub Chaser #295, and Japanese cedar log buyers.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Elk--Washington (State)--Sultan--Photographs
  • Lumber camps--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Lumber trade--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Lumbermen--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Potlatch--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • World War, 1914-1918--Boats--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Irving, Tom, 1896-1979--Archives

Corporate Names

  • Everett High School (Everett, Wash.)--Photographs