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Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, 1891-1892
Overview of the Collection
- La Roche, Frank, 1853-1934.
- Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington
- 1891-1892 (inclusive)18911892
- .5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box), (37 items)
- Collection Number
- PC 73 (collection)
- 37 black and white photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, taken by photographer Frank La Roche in 1891 and 1892.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open and available for research use.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
In October of 1891 photographer Frank La Roche (1853-1936), of Seattle, traveled north to Everett on commission for the Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Company, and began photographing the booming area. He returned to the region at least three more times in 1891-1892.
La Roche is best known for his photographs of the Klondike during the Alaskan gold rush in the 1890s.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
37 black and white photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, taken during 1891 and 1892. The description in the item list below comes (excepting item numbers and the one date, which are taken from the photographs themselves) verbatim from captions pasted below the images.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Alternative Forms Available
[Item description] Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, 1891-1892 (PC 73)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The materials appear to be in their original order and format, with two 7"x10" black and white photographs pasted one to a side of each 9"x13" album page (one sheet is blank on one side).
This album was purchased by the Washington State College Library from Romaine Books (of Chicago) on March 10th, 1945, and placed in the regular stacks. It was transferred to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in the late 1980s.
This was apparently originally a bound album, though the front cover was lost some time between 1945 and its transfer to MASC. Each page is now individually foldered.
Another copy of this album appears to exist at the Everett Public Library, though it is unclear if it is identical or just contains several images in common.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||View of Lowell from opposite side of Snohomish River, showing whaleback "C.W. Wetmore" discharging at dock of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company.|
|1||1||Whaleback "C.W. Wetmore" at dock of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company.|
|1||2||Boarding house erected by the Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company at Lowell.|
|1||2||Rear view of mill of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company. From the mill boarding house|
|1||3||Snohomish, Skykomish, and Spokane R.R. bridge, across the Snohomish River at Lowell.|
|1||3||View of paper mill at Lowell, showing whaleback, "C.W. Wetmore" at dock and construction of lime kiln.|
|1||4||Cottages at Lowell on east side of Third Street, north and south of Eugene Street.|
|1||4||Cottages at Lowell on east side of Third Street, north of Eugene Street.|
|1||5||Railroad grade though Sines tract, looking north towards Everett.|
|1||5||Railroad grade though Sines tract, looking south towards Lowell.|
|1||6||View down Chestnut Street, south from Hewitt Avenue.|
|1||6||View up Chestnut Street north from Hewitt Avenue.|
|1||7||View northwest up and Hewitt Avenue from corner of State Street.|
|1||7||View down Hewitt Avenue towards Swalwell's wharf.|
|1||8||View of Pacific Avenue looking west from Maple Street.|
|1||8||View of Pine Street looking south from Pacific Avenue.|
|1||9||View of Pacific Avenue looking east from Spruce Street.|
|1||9||Everett Hotel in course of construction.|
|1||10||View of Pacific Avenue looking east from Oakes Street, and showing avenue partially graded.|
|1||10||Bay View Hotel at Everett, showing also Everett Hotel in distance.|
|1||11||Rear view of Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Works, taken from railroad track.|
|1||11||Front view of Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Works, taken from end of dock.|
|1||12||View of end of Nail Works dock with steamer "State of Washington" just landing.|
|1||13||View of Everett townsite looking from the end of Nail Mill Wharf. No. 1061.|
|1||13||Swalwell's Landing on Snohomish River. No. 1060.|
|1||14||Paper Mill, north end.|
|1||14||Paper Mill, west side.|
|1||15||Paper Mill in course of construction, showing foundation of smoke stack.|
|1||15||Warehouse and main structure of Paper Mill, river side.|
|1||16||E.D. Smith's Saw Mill at Lowell.|
|1||16||View of Everett townsite and Seattle and Montana Railroad, looking north. No. 1058.|
|1||17||Looking north from Swalwell's Landing, showing sheer boom used for catching logs. No. 1055.|
|1||17||View of Swalwell's Landing or "East Everett." No. 1056.|
|1||18||Looking south from "Bay View" Hotel on Puget Sound. No. 1059.|
|1||18||Paper Mill Boarding House. [group portrait]|
|1||19||Nail Mill wharf, and warehouse in process of construction. No. 1057.|
|1||19||Showing town of Lowell, on the Snohomish River. No. 126. 1891.|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Everett (Wash.) -- Pictorial works.
- Lowell (Everett, Wash.) -- Pictorial works.
- Washington (State) -- Pictorial works.