Guide to the Photograph Album: Washington State -- Tacoma, Olympia and Mt. Rainier circa 1900
PC 166

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Photograph Album: Washington State -- Tacoma, Olympia and Mt. Rainier
ID
PC 166
Date
circa 1900
Extent
1.0 box
General Physical Description note
.25 linear feet of shelf space  Oblong Folio. Twenty grey card stock leaves. Over 180 mounted gelatin silver prints, the majority are snapshots ca. 8x8 cm (3 ¼ x 3 ¼ in) or ca. 5,5x10,5 cm (2 ¼ x 4 in), also with six large studio photos ca. 14,5x19,5 cm (5 ½ x 7 ¾ in) or slightly smaller. No captions. Original black full cloth “Morehouse photo album” (paper label on the inner side of the back cover), fastened with a string. Covers mildly rubbed on extremities, a few images with mild silvering or mildly faded, but overall a very good album of interesting photos. (from seller's description).
Dimensions note
ca. 25.5x34 cm.
Language
English
Abstract
Album with over 180 original gelatin silver photographs of Washington State, showing Tacoma, boating in Commencement Bay, Olympia, Spanaway, Eatonville, and hiking and camping on the slopes of Mount Rainier at the beginning of the 20th century.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Photograph Album: Washington State -- Tacoma, Olympia and Mt. Rainier

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

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Scope and Contents note

Lively private album of photos taken by the residents of the Washington state; interesting images include panoramas of Mount Rainier, views of Tacoma train station (with railway cars and two ladies standing next the Northern Pacific Express), steamers in the Commencement Bay, Spanaway Hotel, Thomas van Eaton’s “General Merchandise” store and Hotel Groe (built in 1892) in Eatonville, Old Capitol Building in Olympia (built in 1890-92), Soldiers’ Monument in Tumwater’s Masonic Memorial Park (Olympia, opened in 1902 to honour the Washington State soldiers who fought in the Spanish-American/Philippine-American War), a street parade showing horse driven carts, and circus elephants. There are also numerous images of the family and friends on their properties, during picnics and leisure camping trips, while boating in Commencement Bay, scenes of a public gathering; a series of photos show a trip to Mount Rainier with camping tents on the mountain slopes, glaciers and waterfalls, the hikers in the fields densely covered with lilies, and on the snowy slopes. Overall a very interesting private album illustrating life in Washington State at the beginning of the 20th century. (from seller's description).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2017

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased by WSU MASC in 2017.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Greg Matthews.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Washington (State) -- Pictorial works.

Subject(s)

  • Photographs.
  • Washington (State)

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