- Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
- Engineering Department Vehicles and Equipment Photograph Albums
- 1920-1952 (inclusive)19201952
- 0.6 cubic foot, (2 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Three albums of photographs depicting vehicles and equipment used by the Seattle Engineering Department.
- Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
- Access Restrictions
Records are open to the public.
- Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
The Seattle Engineering Department (SED) maintained the City's streets and bridges, designed and oversaw construction of public works projects, provided traffic and transportation planning, and operated the sewer and solid waste utility. The position of City Surveyor was created in 1873 to survey the City, establish boundaries and street grades, and administer condemnation processes. This position was renamed City Engineer in 1890. In 1931 the Engineering Department absorbed part of the Department of Public Utilities and in 1936 it assumed the responsibilities of the Department of Streets and Sewers and the Traffic Department. In 1997, the water, solid waste, drainage, and wastewater utilities from the Engineering and Water departments were merged with the Engineering Services Division of SED and the Customer Service Call Center and Construction Engineering Sections of City Light to form Seattle Public Utilities. The traffic and transportation functions of the Engineering Department were consolidated in the Seattle Transportation Department.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Photograph album containing images of vehicles and equipment used by the Engineering Department. There are approximately 350 prints of more than 200 different vehicles including dump trucks, pickups, sedans, and other equipment such as trailers and air compressors. Also included is information about purchase date, cost, and vehicle description. The photo album can be viewed in the research room. 211 negatives of these prints are housed in series 2613-07, Seattle Engineering Department Negatives. These 211 digitized images can be viewed online, though they do not contain the same level of description as the photo album prints.
View all album images (2613-20 and 2613-07) online
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
[Item and date], Seattle Engineering Department Vehicles and Equipment Photograph Albums, Record Series 2613-20. Album [number], Page [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.
|1028/1||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 1-44||1920-1952|
|1028/2||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 45-88||1920-1952|
|1028/3||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 89-139||1920-1952|
|1028/4||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 140-177||1920-1952|
|1028/5||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 178-315||1920-1952|
|1028/6||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 316-359||1920-1952|
|1029/1||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 360-721||1920-1952|
|1029/2||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 722-760||1920-1952|
|1029/3||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album A] Pages 761-799||1920-1952|
|1029/4||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album B]||1920-1952|
|1029/5||Vehicles And Equipment Photograph Albums [Album C]||1920-1952|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Dump trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Maintenance--Equipment and supplies--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Pickup trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
- Seattle (Wash.). Engineering Dept.
- Seattle (Wash.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Photograph albums
- Photographic prints