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James G. McCurdy II Photographs and Other Material, 1889-1943
Overview of the Collection
- McCurdy, James G., 1923-
- James G. McCurdy II Photographs and Other Material
- 1889-1943 (inclusive)18891943
- 1 box , ( 1 linear foot)
- Collection Number
- Photographs and publications related to the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company in Seattle.
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Telephone: 2063241126 x137 or x237
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open to the public by appointment.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
James G. McCurdy II was born in Seattle in 1923. He was a star football player at the University of Washington and went on to become chairman of the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company. His father, Horace Winslow ("H.W.") McCurdy (1899-1989), had earlier served as president and general manager of the company. Both McCurdys had a lifelong interest in maritime history.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists primarily of materials related to the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company. It includes industry publications as well as photographs of projects and employees. There are several articles and pamphlets about the Lake Washington floating bridge, which was constructed by the company. The collection also includes several sets of photos of employee activities and parties.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Restrictions on Use
The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.
James G. McCurdy II Photographs and Other Material, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Oversized materials are stored apart from the rest of the collection and are described separately below.
Location of Collection14a.4.4
Location of CollectionVII.b.2 (panoramas)
Location of Collection1a.3.17 (oversize photographs)
The collection was donated by James G. McCurdy II in 1995 and 2010.
Additional materials received from McCurdy in 2010 were accessioned as no. 2010.67 and added to the collection.
H.W. McCurdy Collection on the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. (1955.970.500) and the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company Photographs and Publications (1988.13) contain additional materials about this company.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1995.37.9: Pacific Builder and Engineer magazine||1940 July 6|
|1||1995.37.10: Lake Washington Floating Bridge materials (article from Civil Engineering magazine, 3 pamphlets)||circa 1940|
|1||1995.37.11: Pioneering in Hydraulic Engineering book, compiled by N.C. Wilson||1950|
|1||1995.37.12: Hydraulic Dredging Since 1899 book, Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Company||1962|
|1||1995.37.13: Railway and Marine News magazines||1931 May and June|
|1||2010.67.5: The Cosmopolitan magazine
Includes article "Marine Disasters on Pacific Shores" written by James G. McCurdy
|1||1995.37.14: Mercer Island Club Annual Yearbook||1940|
|1||1995.37.15: Photos (5" x 7"): Halloween party||1940|
|1||1995.37.16: Photos (5" x 7"): Christmas and birthday parties||1940|
|1||1995.37.17: Photos (8" x 10"): Employees||1941-1943|
|1||1995.37.18: Photo (7 1/2" x 11 1/2"): King County Courthouse||circa 1915|
Kate Borst christening the steamer "Snoqualmie" August 11, 1919
Launch of the steamer Snoqualmie at the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company shipyard, Seattle, August 11, 1919
Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company shipyard, Seattle, September 20, 1917
Snoqualmie Indians at launching of steamer "Snoqualmie" August 11, 1919
Sponsor Gertrude Van Doren Hardenberg at launch of Blakeley, Seattle, November 7, 1918
|1||1995.37.20: Photo album: Associated Shipbuilders employee activities/parties||circa 1917-1931|
|1||1995.37.21: Photo album: bridges, dredges, boats||circa 1905|
|1||1995.37.23: Webster-Brinkley Co. data sheets||undated|
|1||1995.37.24: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. publications||undated|
|1||2010.67.4: Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co. ship launching brochures||1961-1965|
|1||1995.37.25: Bruneau project, Mountain Home, Idaho||1936-1937|
|1||1995.37.26: Water supply study, Twin Falls, Idaho||1936-1937|
|VII.b.2||1995.37.1: Photograph (8 3/4" x 36") of dredge OAKLAND dredging tidal basin in
Oakland, California -- San Francisco Bridge Co.
|VII.b.2||1995.37.2: Photograph (14" x 46") of four wooden ships being built at
Boland of Tacoma (photographer)
|VII.b.2||1995.37.3: Photograph (16" x 20", mounted) of Lake Washington Floating Concrete Bridge
-- Pontoon Bridge Builders
|os box||1995.37.4: Photograph (8 1/2" x 16") of Idaho Falls Jerome Bridge
Jacoby, Twin Falls (photographer)
|os box||1995.37.5: Photograph (9 1/4" x 21") of steam dredge PORTLAND
|os box||1995.37.6: Photograph (9 1/4" x 21") of steam dredge TACOMA
|os box||1995.37.7: Photograph (20" x 24", mounted) of Skagway Steel Arch, White Pass and Yukon
Railway -- built by Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co.
|os box||1995.37.8: Photograph (20" x 24", mounted) of dredge PUGET SOUND, Lake Washington Ship
|os box||1995.37.22: Photograph (10" x 13.5", mounted) of group at banquet
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Shipbuilding -- Washington (State) -- Photographs
- Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co. -- Photographs
Form or Genre Terms
- Photographic prints