Martha White Sick Photograph Collection, 1889-ca. 1960s

Overview of the Collection

Sick, Martha White, d. 1992
Martha White Sick Photograph Collection
1889-ca. 1960s (inclusive)
Photographs: 14 photographic prints
Ephemera: 2 items (greeting card, cartoon)
Collection Number
Photographs of three generations of Martha White Sick's family, along with views of Redmond, Washington.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Martha White Sick was born Martha McRedmond White and was the daughter of Justice William Henry White and Emma McRedmond White. Her maternal grandparents were Captain Luke and Mrs. Katherine McRedmond. They had four children: Emma, Anna, William, and David.

Captain Luke M. McRedmond settled the area of Redmond, Washington, in 1871. The city of Redmond was named in his honor. His daughter, Emma McRedmond, became the postmistress of Redmond in 1885. She married Justice William Henry White in 1898, and their fourteen-bedroom home, which was also Hotel Redmond, was built in 1900. William Henry White was appointed Washington State Supreme Court justice in 1900 and retired from the bench in 1911.

Martha McRedmond married Raymond Locke Gardner in 1921, and they had four children. Raymond Locke Gardner was the son of Charles A. Gardner and Effie Pauline Locke Gardner. Mr. Gardner passed away in 1961.

Martha White Gardner married Emil G. Sick in 1963. He was the son of Fritz Sick of Freiburg, Germany. Emil Sick was the owner of the Rainier Brewery and the Seattle Rainiers (formerly the Indians); he also was the builder of Sick's Stadium. In 1918 he married Kathleen Thelma McPhee, and they had five children. Kathleen died in 1962. Emil Sick passed away on November 10, 1964, and Martha White Sick died on July 13, 1992.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of photographs documenting three generations of Martha White Sick's family, as well as historic photographs of Redmond, Washington. It includes photographs of Emma McRedmond, Justice Henry White, the McRedmond family, Emil Sick, and Raymond Locke Gardner and his family. Also in the collection is an original cartoon of Emil Sick and sports images drawn for the Seattle Times .

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Martha White Sick.

Processing Note

Processed by Jill M. Dalager, 2002.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


The McRedmond FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
Justice William Henry White and daughter, Martha McRedmond White
Rogers, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1901
1/1 2
  Justice William Henry White
Rogers, Olympia, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1901
1/2 3-4
Emma McRedmond
LaRoche Studios, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/3 5-6
Anna McRedmond
Bailey, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/4 7
Emma and sister, Anna McRedmond
Peiser, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/5 8
Emma and Anna McRedmond with a group

Redmond, Wash.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 9
1/6 10
  Group of people at the Redmond train depot
E. J. Bailey, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
June 28, 1889 or 1901
1/6 11
Greeting card with drawing of the Justice William White house, Redmond, Wash.
ca. 1886
1/7 12 ca. 1900
1/7 13

The Raymond Locke Gardner FamilyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/8 14
Raymond Locke Gardner with parents Pauline and Charles Gardner, Wausau, Wis.
ca. 1897

Emil SickReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
box-folder:oversize item
2/1 15
Emil Sick at Rainer Brewery
2/2 16
Cartoon of Emil Sick with sports images for the Seattle Times
Jack Winter (artist)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Hotels--Washington (State)--Redmond--Photographs
  • Pioneers--Washington (State)--Redmond--Photographs

Personal Names

  • Gardner, Raymond Locke--Photographs
  • McRedmond family--Photographs
  • McRedmond, Emma--Photographs
  • Sick, Emil G., 1894-1964--Caricatures and cartoons
  • Sick, Emil G., 1894-1964--Photographs
  • Sick, Martha White, d. 1992--Photographs
  • Smith, Anna McRedmond--Photographs
  • White, William Henry, 1842- --Photographs

Corporate Names

  • Hotel Redmond (Redmond, Wash.)--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Redmond (Wash.)--Photographs

Form or Genre Terms

  • Cartoons (Commentary)
  • Greeting cards

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)