Military Posts: Cape Disappointment, Washington Territory, and Others circa 1880
PC 101

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Military Posts: Cape Disappointment, Washington Territory, and Others
ID
PC 101
Date
circa 1880
Extent
1.0 container
General Physical Description note
Approximate 21 items
Abstract
A collection of albumen prints on original mounts taken, circa. 1880, by Tollman and G.W. Van Deusen. Eighteen of the albumen photographs are by Lt. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery.

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Scope and Contents note

A collection of albumen prints on original mounts taken by Tollman and G.W. Van Deusen. Eighteen of the albumen photographs are by Lt. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery. The other three are by Tollman who worked out of South Bend. 10 of the photographs depict housing, officers, and the lighthouse of a military post located at Cape Disappointment. Cape Disappointment, a high headland surmounted by a lighthouse, is located at the north entrance to the Columbia River. Captain John Meares name the site on July 6, 1788, by when he failed to locate the "River of the West" at a point previously charted by Bruno de Heceta on August 17, 1775. The original Native American name was Kah-eese. (Hitchman, Robert.  Place Names of Washington.) The other 11 images are of unidentified military posts and houses perhaps in California.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased in 1995 from Michael D. Heaston, Catalogue 23, #358. The collection was processed by Nina Deitz and Trevor Bond in June, 2000.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Military bases -- West (U.S.) -- Photographs.
  • Military, Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder

Cape Disappointment -- Wn. Tollman photographer 

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Cape Disappointment, Military Post. Tollman photographer 

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Cape Disappointment, Military Post. Tollman photographer 

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Cape Disappointment. Photographed by Lieut. G.: W. Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Cape Disappointment. Photographed by Lieut. G. W.: Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Photographed by Lieut. G. W.: Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Houses at Cape Disappointment. Photographed by Lieut. G. W.: Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Cape Disappointment. Photographed by Lieut. G. W.: Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Cape Disappointment, Military Post. Lieut. G. W.: Van Deusen photographer (?) 

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Cape Disappointment, Military Officers. Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen photographer (?) 

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Armory with Cannon Balls. Photographed by Lieut. G.W. Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Cannon. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U.S. Artillery 

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Group of Officers, women and a boy. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[California?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Military Post? possibly an Armory]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Military Post?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Military Post? possibly California]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Military Post?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Military Post?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Housing at Military Post?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Van Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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[Buildings on Military Post?]. Photographed by Lieut. G. W. Deusen, First U. S. Artillery 

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