Horseback tour of North Cascades, Washington State Photo Album, 1915

Overview of the Collection

Pedler, Louise J. Ludlow, approximately 1881-1936
Horseback tour of North Cascades, Washington State Photo Album
1915 (inclusive)
0.25 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 Box)
Collection Number
PC 191 (collection)
Post card album containing 37 black and white photographs of a 1915 horseback camping trip in the North Cascades.
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The only indication towards the provenance of this album comes from the final two items, which are an exchange of mailed postcards between Mrs. Louise J. “Julie” Ludlow Pedler, (born ca. 1881-1883, d. 1936) of San Francisco, CA and her niece. Julie was the spouse of Everett Kingsley Pedler, who was a cashier for the Alaska Commercial Co. The niece was Miss Margaret Ludlow (b. ca. 1889) of Weehawken, NJ. Julie writes on August 29, 1915 of having just returned from their vacation and how grand the scenery was, and of Ev catching all the trout.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This is a single 5 1/4" x 7" x 1" photograph and postcard album titled “Post Cards” on the front, containing 37 black and white photographic or postcard prints and two mailed commercial postcards. Photographs are of a northwestern Washington state vacation; the majority appear to be from a horseback camping and fishing trip up the Cascade River across the North Cascades to the upper end of Lake Chelan and then back, followed by a boat ride out of Mount Vernon.

The first 32 images in the book are numbered. Pictures include rugged mountain scenes (1-7, 10-11, 23-24), people with horses and packs (2, 19-22), fishing and rivers (8-9, 12-13, 16, 33, 38), a dugout canoe on the river (8), Cascade River (9, 18), a four horse stagecoach carrying four men (14), the Field Hotel at Lake Chelan (15), a waterfall, possibly Rainbow Falls (17), a wooden bridge (25), a commercial greenhouse or mill labeled “Royal” (26), a parade (27), a railroad bridge or jetty (28), a coastal scene with driftwood (29), the New Steel Bridge at Mount Vernon (30), steamboat Gleaner (31), Deception Pass (32), Ben Ure Island (34, 36), the motorboat Jack Rabbit (34), a campsite next to the water (35), nine people sitting at a picnic table meal (37); a greetings postcard (38); and a color postcard of the Bacon Library at the University of California (39). Of the cards, only the final two were actually mailed, but 34 and 36 do also include text on the back.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The published postcards are in the public domain due to copyright expiration. Any unpublished photographs remain under copyright until 70 years after the death of the creator, or until 120 years after the 1915 date of creation (2035) if authorship cannot be determined.

Preferred Citation

[Item description]

Horseback tour of North Cascades, Washington State Photo Album, 1915 (PC 191)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


All items are retained in their original mounting, and in the order in which they were received. That order appears to document the trip chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) purchased this album from Pennsylvania’s Buckingham Books on September 5, 2020.

Processing Note

This collection was processed by University archivist Mark O’English and photographs librarian Greg Matthews in September 2020.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Washington (State) -- Pictorial works.

Personal Names

  • Pedler, Louise J. Ludlow, approximately 1881-1936 -- Records and correspondence.