Wilkin Photo Service Steamboat Photographs, 1890-1922

Overview of the Collection

Wilkin Photo Service
Wilkin Photo Service Steamboat Photographs
1890-1922 (inclusive)
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box), (18 items)
Collection Number
PC 112 (collection)
18 photographs of steamboat scenes on Washington's Snake River, circa 1890-1922.
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.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

18 10"x14" labeled prints of steamboats and scenes in Lewiston area. Includes boiler explosions, and troops bound for Spanish-American War. Taken (or at least printed) by the Wilkin Photo Service Lewiston, Idaho, between 1890 and 1922, the photographs document the fleet of steamboats that early in the century serviced the Snake River around Lewiston, Idaho.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

The items in this collection have been digitized and are available online.

Preferred Citation

[Item description] Wilkin Photo Service Steamboat Photographs, 1890-1922 (PC 112)

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The photographs in this collection are retained in their original order.

Acquisition Information

This collection was found in a family trunk by Lloyd Bounds of Richland, WA, after he inherited it in 1973. They were received at WSU Libraries' MASC sometime between 1979 and 2000; accessioned in December 2000 as UPC 031.

Processing Note

Photographs are individually sleeved to reduce curling effects.

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Subject Terms

  • Steamboats -- Washington (State) -- History.
  • Steamboats -- Washington (State) -- Photographs.

Corporate Names

  • Wilkin Photo Service.

Geographical Names

  • Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.) -- History.
  • Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.) -- Photographs.