Guide to the Charles R. Pratsch Photographs 1888-1913
PC 18

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Pratsch, Charles Robert
Title
Charles R. Pratsch Photographs
ID
PC 18
Date [inclusive]
1888-1913
Extent
916.0 items.
General Physical Description note
7 linear feet of shelf space.
Language
English
Abstract
Glass negatives, lantern slides, and photographic prints record all facets of woodswork, milling and shipping, as well as fishing, sealing and other maritime activities of Grays Harbor, Washington (State). The cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam are pictured from their earliest times of sawdust and wooden streets. Also included in the collection are 64 portraits which record the Quinault Indians during the 1880s and 1890s, with many wearing treaty and trade adornments.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. PC 18, Charles R. Pratsch Photographs. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Charles Robert Pratsch was born November 17, 1857 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, son of Charles August (born 1833, Leipzig) and Catherine Anna Dostman Pratsch (born 1837, Lancaster, Pennsylvania). Moving westward he left Iowa at the age of 25 with his brother-in-law, Lester L. Darling, and in 1884 the two homesteaded adjacent claims on the Wishkah River in the Grays Harbor country. After establishing claims they were joined by the elder Pratschs and their daughter, Mrs. Darling. Upon arrival Pratsch's parents entered the business life of the new community of Aberdeen (platted in 1883 and organized as a town in 1885). C. A. Pratsch was appointed postmaster of Aberdeen in 1886 and served in that position until 1889. He built the Pioneer House, later, the Del Monte, a wood frame hotel, in 1885, and in 1889 built a bakery and confectionary, known as Mrs. Pratsch & Co., across the street from the hotel. While Charles Robert occasionally worked in the hotel, he was soon involved in a project of his own: photography. He had persuaded a photographer named Tolman to teach him the techniques for $300. In a "mugbook" of 1890 Charles R. Pratsch is listed:

Photographer, F Street, between Heron and Wishkah. We are indebted to Mr. Pratsch for many of the subjects from which our Gray's Harbor and Aberdeen engravings were made, his collection of views, portraits and architectural subjects, being very fine indeed. Mr. Pratsch is at present erecting a new studio building, and by the time this volume is out of press, he will be prepared to conduct his business with the aid of greater and better facilities than before. He attends to all classes of work, such as portraits, views, buildings, copying, enlarging, reducing, etc., and charges very reasonable prices. ( South-western Washington; its topography...and pen sketches of their representative business men... Olympia: Pacific Publishing Company, 1890.178.)

In his later years Charles Robert Pratsch was caretaker of the Laidlow Island duck preserve. He died in 1937 at the age of 79 a few days after walking into a slowly moving train. His son, Fred Pratsch, acquired the negatives and made prints which he reproduced as oil paintings. (for example see 111 35)

In the collection are many negative and lantern slides that are indentified as the work of Colin S. McKenzie (1879-1912). McKenzie, a deputy sheriff in the Grays Harbor area, had become a studio photographer following a back injury suffered while fighting a fire. See Alfred J. Hillier Pacific Northwest Quarterly, 35:3 (July, 1944) After his death at the hands of John Tornow, his photographic files and materials were given to Pratsch by the family, for McKenzie had often used Pratsch's equipment and facilities.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of 584 glass negatives, mostly 8 x l0 inches; 299 lantern slides, many hand colored; and 33 miscellaneous photoprints.

The collection is more than ample in recording all facets of woodswork, milling and shipping, as well as fishing, sealing and other maritime activities of Grays Harbor. Shipping is preserved in extensive photographs of the coasters, lumber ships and schooners that plied the coast and rivers and sailed to all parts of the world. Aberdeen and Hoquiam are pictured from their earliest times of sawdust and wooden streets; their history progressing through canoe, rowboat, horse, oxen and steam periods to the advent of electricity. Here is the industrial, civic, and cultural growth of these cities and other area communities. Here also is the full range of the economy, with business leaders and laborers, mill offices and lumber camps, fraternal organizations and unions, city residences and small farms.

Of great interest and value to scholars are the 64 portraits and photographs of the Quinault Indians, who in the 1880's and 90's were not far removed from their earlier aboriginal state, harvesting the ocean and beaches for a livelihood, many with flattened heads and wearing treaty and trade adornments.

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Arrangement note

The collection logically falls into three series: glass negatives, lantern slides, and miscellaneous prints.

Series I, the glass negatives, is composed of 584 negatives varying in size from 8 x 10 inches to 5 x 7 inches. The 5 x 7 plates have been separated and placed at the end of the larger plates; they are numbered 551-584. Each of these negatives has been cleaned and printed under laboratory conditions, providing prints which become the basic finding aid for the negatives, as well as being available for display. The prints and the negatives have been arranged by subject and numbered sequentially.

Series II is 299 lantern slides arranged by subject and numbered sequentially. Many have been hand tinted, apparently by a Seattle "artist," and over half are based on negatives in Series I. The major exception is the 64 portraits and scenes of the coastal Indians of Washington State.

Series III: Miscellaneous Prints is 33 items which, though related to Aberdeen, lumbering and shipping, were either not Pratsch or McKenzie photographs or are not represented among the negatives and lantern slides in the collection. Several of these, in fact, are related to the occupation and interests of Fred Pratsch, son of Charles R. Pratsch. While the photographs have been arranged in subject groupings to facilitate research, certain identifiable characteristics have been elaborated upon and incorporated into a Proper Name Index. This index provides access to all identified persons, locations, and especially names of vessels serving the Aberdeen lumber trade. While many of the person identifications are based on notations of Fred Pratsch's, the names of ships have generally been deduced from close examination of the prints and negatives with a magnifying glass.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1972

http://www.wsulibs.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 for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Charles R. Pratsch collection of photographs was purchased from Fred Pratsch of Aberdeen, Washington in 1971.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Historical Photograph Collections. waps
  • Quinault Indians--Portraits

Genre(s)

  • Glass negatives. gmgpc
  • Lantern slides. gmgpc

Geographic Name(s)

  • Aberdeen (Wash.)--History
  • Grays Harbor (Wash.)--History
  • Hoquiam (Wash.)--History

Personal Name(s)

  • McKenzie, Colin S.
  • Pratsch, Charles Robert --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Forestry and Forest Products
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)
  • Native Americans
  • Photographs
  • Transportation
  • Washington (State)

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General note

II 268

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Glass Nagatives 

Scope and Contents note

The description of each photograph is based on a close examination of the print and the negative, including captions scratched or painted on the negative; notes provided by Fred Pratsch on the prints he made as subjects for his oil paintings; a list of shipping scenes prepared by Harry Dying of the San Francisco Maritime Museum; and identifications by Robert Weinstein.

Portraits 

item

Manning Hill and Eagle bike on road to Hoquiam 1893 

1

Mary B. Pratsch 

2-3

Mary B. Pratsch and daughter, Jenny 

4

Charles Robert Pratsch 

5-8

Catherine Pratsch 

9

Portraits 

10-13

Charles August Pratsch 

14

Portrait of a man 

15

Heater and Engrin, Civil War veterans, Westport.Title: All is well 

16-17

Group portraits 

18-25

Pratsch Family portrait 1888 

26

Man photographing ladies by stream 

27

Outdoor group portraits 

28-34

Cities and Towns 

item

Aberdeen 1889 

35

Aberdeen 1904 

36

Aberdeen, with Grand Theater in center 1907 

37

Business section, Aberdeen 1907 

38

Business section, Aberdeen 

39

Aberdeen 

40-47

Cosmopolis 

48

Hoquiam 1906 

49

Montesano? 

50

Steamer WISHKAH CHIEF leaving Wishkah Street dock, Aberdeen 1890 

51

Wishkah and F Street, Aberdeen 1890 

52

Heron and G Street, Aberdeen July 4, 1892 

53-54

Heron Street looking west, Aberdeen 1892 

55

F Street between Wishkah and Heron, Aberdeen. Walter and Main Circus. Wallace Pratsch on bicycle 1895 

56

Aberdeen winter street scene, after fire of 1903 

57

Heron Street, Aberdeen July 4, 1908 

58

Heron Street at bridge on the Wishkah River, Aberdeen. Steamer GENERAL MILES 

59

Heron Street dock, Aberdeen. Steamer CRUISER 

60-61

Aberdeen street scene, firemen spraying water in air 

62

Procession 

63-64

Street scene, Fourth of July celebration? 

65

Decorated fire trucks 

66-67

City viewed from hill 

68-70

Montesano 

71-72

City Buildings & Residences 

item

Stewart Creek Water Works, Aberdeen 1895 

73

Grays Harbor Electric Company car barn, Market and E Street, Aberdeen 1906 

74

East Aberdeen School 

75

Building Aberdeen high school 1892 

76-79

Girls' gymnastics class 

80

Washington Hotel, Heron and K Streets, Aberdeen 1905 

81

Elks Club, Aberdeen 1907 

82

Hayes and Hayes Bank, Aberdeen 1908 

83

Heron and H Streets, Aberdeen State Bank 1908 

84

Heron and G Streets, Red Cross Pharmacy, Aberdeen 1908 

85

Aberdeen City Hall 

86-87

Mitchell Building, Aberdeen 

88

Hoquiam Hotel, Hoquiam 

89

Office of American Mill Co 

90

H. J. Cooke store and street corner 

91

Post office 

92

St. Joseph's Hospital, Aberdeen 

93

Crescent Hotel, Ninemire & Morgan Building 

94

F and First Street, Aberdeen. Methodist Church and Sam Benson [Sam Benn] house on hill 

95

Outdoor ceremony at the church 

96-97

Westport fog horn and light house 

98-99

Chehalis Produce Company 

100

Pacific Fruit and Produce Company 

101

Grocery store, [---]ing- Kinsel Co.,Helling Kinsel Col. Inc. 317 E.Wishkah, Aberdeen, WA 

102

Mrs. C. A. Pratsch store, interior, post office in corner 

103

Auditorium or theatre interior 

104

Wilson Bros. & Co. office interior May, 1909 

105

Aberdeen saloon interior 

106

The Casino, Eagle Dance Hall, owned by Ed Dolan. Bartenders, girls and band 

107-108

Buildings, schools, apartment houses, residences 

109-120

Aberdeen cannery 

121

Conservatory, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco 

122

Tallest telephone pole in northeast Aberdeen 

123

Backyard garden 

124

Small garden pond 

125

Farms 

item

Billy Gohl's place on Indian Creek going to Westport.[William Gohl] 

126

Mrs. McGregor's House 

127

Farmhouse and auto, auto has sign: "Famous Cedarville Ranch, Chehalis Co., 5 4 10 acre tracts, for sale by 0. J. Engen, Aberdeen." 

128

Farms and farmhouses 

129-138

Bordens Ranch, Wishkah River 1891 

139

Wilsons Camp 

140

Guffey Ranch, Wishkah Falls, Washington 

141

Farms and farmhouses 

142-145

Athletic Clubs 

item

Square Deal, Aberdeen baseball club 1890 

146

Square Deal, Aberdeen baseball club 

147

Aberdeen baseball club 1891 

148

An Aberdeen baseball club 

149-150

Aberdeen and Montesano baseball clubs, 1891.Aberdeen players, 1-r: Williey, Stapleford, Sherwood, Keghler, Van Tassel, H. Hayes, S. Bowes, Balcomb, unidentified; Montesano players, 1-r: Lyons, Geissler, Has, Graham, Knauss, Roberts, Starr, McDougall, Hall, Dick Trask. 1891 

151

Cosmopolis baseball club. Dave Patterson, I. Not, Ray Nives, Dick Trask, Sherwood, Jim Lyons, Jack Link, 2 unidentified 1891-1892 

152

A Seattle baseball player 

153

Aberdeen Ball Park 1907 

154-156

Aberdeen High School track team 1907 

157

Aberdeen High School basketball team 1907 

158-160

Aberdeen High School basketball team 1905 

160a

Aberdeen High School football team 

161-163

Aberdeen High School football players: Gross, Falkner, Blackwell, White 

164

Aberdeen High School football team 1905 

165

Football team 

166

Coast Guard, Police, and Fire Departments 

item

U. S. Coast Guard crew with boat, Westport 1904 

167

Aberdeen's first water works at F Street 

168

Aberdeen policemen 

169

Firemen: Walker, L. L. Darling, Frank Pratsch, Fred Balaue, Bill Anstie, Ab. Demished, Birt Keith, Bill Pierson, Joe Niece, Nick Lankins, Jerry Gagner, L. L. Maley, Chas. Kealier, Mark Payett, Floyd Creech, Frank Wyman 

170

Fire engines and firemen 

171-174

Fire engines and firemen. (Copyright C. S. McKenzie.) 1907 

175

Musical Bands, Unions, and Fraternal Organizations 

item

Aberdeen Cornet Band. Joe Graham on bass drum, Van Tassel is 6 ft. 6 in. tall man 1890 

176

Aberdeen City Band at GAR grounds, Westport 

177

Aberdeen Cornet Band in front of Toklas and Kaufman, Dry Goods and Clothing 

178

Aberdeen Cornet Band on a dock 

179

Hoquiam Concert Band playing on the steps of the Hoquiam. Hotel 

180

Knights Templars. Mat Peasley, Dr. Randalf, top row; "Drawbucket" Johnson, 2nd row, 2nd from left 

181-182

Sawmill and loggers convention on deck of the SKOOKUM 

183

Bricklayers and Masons Union, no. 11, Aberdeen 1911 

184

Painters Union, no. 526, Aberdeen. J. J. Robinson and his son are in the front row 1911 

185

International Hod-Carriers and Bricklayers Union no. 146, Aberdeen 1911 

186

Teamsters and Deliverymens Union, Local 170, Aberdeen 1911 

187-188

Housepainters Union, Local 1076, Hoquiam 1911 

189

Team Drivers Union, local no. 93, Hoquiam 1911 

190

Pile Drivers Union, local no. 12088 

191

Gravediggers Union (?) 

192

Electrical Workers Union 

193

Jetty and Shipyards 

item

North jetty, Grays Harbor, under construction 1913 

194-197

Lindstrom Ship Yard 

198

Shipyard 

199

McWhinney Ship Yard, Aberdeen 

200

Mathews Ship Yard, Hoquiam. Schooner VIGILANT at left 

201

Lindstrom Ship Yard 

202

Ole Hansons spar yard in foreground; Lindstrom yard with steam tug RANGER and schooner under construction in background 

203

The launching of the stern-wheeler MONTESANO with two brass bands 1890 

204

Lindstrom Ship Yard, with JOS. L. EVISTON on the ways 

205

A bow-first launching at the Lindstrom Ship Yard 

206

Launching the schooner J. M. WEATHERWAX 1890   (Pratsch photograph number 24.)

207

Grays Harbor scenes 

208-213

Bay View Lumber Mill, South Aberdeen 

214

Aberdeen harbor scenes 

215-216

SHIPPING SCENES 

item

Steam tug towing barkentine across Grays Harbor bar 

217

Steam tug JOHN CUDAHY towing schooner ENDEAVOR 

218

Steam tug JOHN CUDAHY towing schooner 1890 

219

Steam tug DARING towing schooner CARRIER DOVE after viewing Roosevelt's Great White Fleet 1908 

220

Steam tug PRINTER towing out two-masted schooner 

221

Steam tug ASTORIA towing schooner ESTHER BUHNE 

222

4-masted schooners under tow 

223

Schooner METEOR under tow 

224

Loaded 3-masted barkentine under sail 

225

Schooner W. H. MEYER under tow 

226

Schooner CHARLES A. FALK aground on Copalis Beach 1909 

227

Yacht RESTLESS, owned by R. R. Pratsch 1904 

228-229

Sailboat AVILON 

230-231

Whaleboat rigged with sail opposite city 

232

Stern-wheeler SKOOKUM going out to see the Great White Fleet 1907 

233

Stern-wheeler HARBOR BELLE 

234-236

Stern-wheeler HARBOR QUEEN, schooner Watson A. West 

237

Government steamer COLUMBINE 1907 

238-242

Steamer in the Hoquiam River? 

243

Tug PRINTER, tug JOHN CUDAHY astern 1907 

244

Tug DARING July 4, 1907 

245

Steamer GENERAL MILES backing into channel 

246

Steamer CRUISER, West Mill in background 

247

Steamer and barge 

248

Tug with Aberdeen Lumber and Shingle Company in background 

249

Tugs and excursion boats in Aberdeen harbor 

250

Steamer in channel, lumber mill on far bank 

251

Tug RANGER 

252

Tug TRAVELER 

253

Tug RANGER   (Pratsch photograph number 13)

254

Freighter BESSIE DOLLAR   (McKenzie photograph)

255

Steam schooner CLAREMONT loaded with lumber 

256

Steamer CHEHALIS 

257

Steamer TOLEDO 

258

Naval steamer? 

259

Decorated motor launch 

260

Row boat near fish nets 

261

Underwater diving operations 

262-263

ALEXANDER, gill-net fishing boats, cannery dock with nets drying 

264

Gill-net fishing boat KID 

265

Schooner CHARLES R. WILSON at anchor 

266

Schooner R. C. SLADE 

267

Schooner at lumber mill, Aberdeen 

268

Steam schooner CLAREMONT loaded with lumber, bow line attached to dock 

269

S. S. INDRAVELLI 

270

Stern-wheeler MONTESANO at Montesano dock 

271

Barkentines MARY WINKELMAN and NEWSBOY at dock 

272

Barkentine MARY WINKELMAN at dock 

273

Westport dock, Steamers CLAN McDONALD, CITY OF ABERDEEN, TYPHOON, and CHEHALIS 

274

Schooner W. J. PATTERSON at dock 

275

Barkentine ARAGO 

276

Schooner CHARLES HANSON at Union Mill dock   (Pratsch photograph number 600)

277

Schooner CHARLES A. FALK at lumber mill dock 

278

Four-masted schooner at dock 

279

Schooner ESPADA docked at mill 

280-281

MELVILLE DOLLAR at mill dock 

282

MILVILLE DOLLAR with ESPADA tied to dock 

283

Frieghter BLACKHEATH 

284

West Mill wharf, schooners W. J. PATTERSON and FORESTER, with WATSON A WEST astern 

285

Steam tug IOLA, barge, and steam schooner NEWBURG at dock, R.C. SLADE in background 

286-287

Steam schooner NEWBURG at Slades dock, schooner CENTRALIA in the rear 1908 

288

Schooner A. B. JOHNSON and other schooners at dock 

289

Lindstrom's ship yard, mastless schooner SADIE at outfitting dock and steam tug JOHN CUDAHY in foreground 

290

Cooney's Mill dock, Cosmopolis, with steam schooner SVEA and steamer HARCROFT 

291

Steam schooners SANTA MONICA and SANTA BARBARA at dock 

292

Schooner ORIENT and barkentine WRESTLER at dock with three-masted schooner CHAS. A. FALK being towed out 

293

Schooner MAID OF ORLEANS, barkentine EUREKA and others at West Mill dock pre-1899 

294

Barkentine NEWSBOY at near dock and schooner W. J. PATTERSON at far dock, steam schooner NORWOOD astern 

295-296

Schooners FANNIE ADELE, C. H. MERCHANT and others docked at mill 

297-298

Steamers JOSIE BURROWS, TOIWO, and one other loading passengers after funeral at Aberdeen cemetery 1888 

299

Schooner OCCIDENTAL and brigantine GENEVA at West Mill dock steamer T. C. REED docked at far right 

300

Steam schooner NORWOOD, schooner ESPADA 

301

Ships at mill docks 

302-304

Steamer HARCROFT at dock 

305

Ships at dock near old West Bridge, Aberdeen July 4, 1907 

306

Schooner COMET and steam schooners CENTRALIA and WHITESBORO and others at dock 

307

Schooner A. B. JOHNSON, steam schooner G. C. LINDAUER, and others at dock 

308

Schooners MELROSE and ALLEN A., steamer RUSTLER (Hoquiam) at Hoquiam Mill dock 1906 

309

Schooners at West Mill dock, Aberdeen 1889 

310-311

American Mill, Slade's dock, schooner WATSON A. WEST, steamer NEWBURG. (Photo by McKenzie) 1908 

312-313

Schooners CHARLES A. FALK and EDWARD R. WEST at dock; the sequence shows the steam schooner SANTA MONICA coming through the channel. Included is the steam schooner WILLIAM MURPHY. (Titled: Shipping scene, Aberdeen, Washington, copyright 1907, by C. S. McKenzie). 

314-316

Barkentine MARY WINKELMAN and schooners at mill dock, one four-masted schooner being nudged in by tug 

317

Brigantine LURLINE and steam schooner GRACE DOLLAR at dock (McKenzie photograph) 

318

Stern-wheeler SKOOKUM, steam schooner GRACE DOLLAR, a schooner and the barkentine, WRESTLER, all at dock, with a small launch passing in channel 

319-320

Lumbering Scenes 

item

Millers Dam and Wishkah Falls 1892   (Pratsch photograph number 45)

321

Log dam and spillway for boom pond 

322

Eureka & Klamath River Railroad, three trains loaded with redwood logs, one a work train 

323

Polson's trestle up the Humptulips River, log train with logs chained directly to trucks, Shay engine, number 564. (Al Coats Logging Co.?) 

324

Shay engine (Polson's)number 2. (Al Coats Logging Co.?) 

325

Oregon and California Railroad Company, three car train pulled by engine number 14, on a trestle near a small town.   (positive)

326

Steam donkeys and their crews   (many by Colin McKenzie)

327-343

Burst steam donkey 1910 

344-345

J. Gillis Camp, Hoquiam 1889   (Pratsch photograph number 17)

346

Gillis' camp 

347

Jim Gillis' camp, Hoquiam River 1890   (Pratsch photograph number 46)

348

Gillis' camp   (Pratsch photograph number 9)

349

George Keith's camp, Wishkah River   (Pratsch photograph number 12)

350

George Keith's camp, Wishkah River 1889 

351

Philips camp, Johns River 1888   (Pratsch photograph number 49)

352

Payett camp 1888   (Pratsch photograph)

353

Flowers camp 

354-355

Redwood logging crew eating 1891 

356

Gilbreth Skeen's camp 1888   [Gilbreath?]

357

Wilsons camp 

358

Oxen, log and crew on roadway 

359

Packhorses and crew 

360

Hawkins camp 

361

Logging scene 

362

Clark and Miller crew 

363-365

J. Gillis' camp 

366

Blackwell's no. 2 camp 

367

Oxen, log, crew and cooks on roadway 

368

Roadway 

369

Clark and Miller's roadway on the Wishkah River   (Pratsch photograph number 50)

370

Leon Weather's crew 

371

10 ft. fir stump 1892   (Pratsch photograph number 12)

372

Group of men on large stump 

373-374

Washington stump   (Pratsch photograph number 11)

375

11 ft. 3 in. stump.   (McKenzie photographs)

376-377

Group of men on a large stump 

378

Packers with horses in woods.   (positive)

379

Mary Pratsch and children in forest   (Pratsch photograph)

380-382

Man on fallen spruce tree, near Aberdeen   (Pratsch photograph number 44)

383-384

Timber scene on Fred Honley ranch near Wishkah Falls   (Pratsch photograph number 27)

385

Children (Ersral Stout, Floyd Stout, Fred Pratsch, Wallace Pratsch, Elie Payett) on fir log, Canyon Kort, near Aberdeen 1896   (Pratsch photograph)

386

Groups of men among logs and stumps 

387-390

Worlds Fair log 

391

Matt Peasley on right, Billy Gohl at left, at logbucking contest 

392-393

Men by cedar tree on Charley Creek 

394-399

Men sawing eight foot fir tree 

400

Felling fir tree with axes at Flowers Camp near Aberdeen 1888   (Pratsch photograph number 22)

401

Felling cedar tree on John River 1888   (Pratsch photograph number 23)

402

Three men by large log.   (McKenzie photograph)

403

Cedar tree by Johns River.   (copy negative)

404

Two men by cedar tree on Charley Creek   (Pratsch photograph)

405

Bearded man by tree   (Pratsch photograph)

406

Two men, one bearded, by tree (Fred Pratsch states this tree (11 ft. 6 in. diameter) sent to St. Louis World's Fair, by Hepfinger & Drummond). 1902   (Pratsch photograph)

407

Loggers and trees 

408-410

Fir tree   (Pratsch photograph)

411

Four men and recently felled tree 

412

Six armed men and felled tree 

413.11

Lumbering scenes, loggers and forests 

414-426

Bearded man by tree   (Pratsch photograph)

427

Lumbering scenes and loggers 

428-437

Automobile on road to North Beach 

438

Reo on road by lake or river.   (440 is positive)

439-440

Roads in woods.   (441, 443 are positive)

441-444

Wood scenes 

445-449

Lumber Mills 

item

West's first mill, burned in the 1880's 

450

Weatherwax Mill and boom pond, later Anerson-Middleton 

451-452

Weatherwax mill boom pond   (Pratsch photograph number 30)

453

Mills and boom ponds 

454-465

American Mill on the Wishkah River 

466

Cooney's Mill, Cosmopolis, Steamer HARCROFT at dock 

467

Lumber on dock at Union Mill Co., steam schooners WASP and J. B. STETSON 

468-469

Grays Harbor Commercial Co. sawmill 

470

Lumber mill 

471

Steam schooner SANTA MONICA at mill dock 

472-473

Loading the G. C. LINDAUER 

474

Lumber mill, yard and docks 

475

Lumber mill, Lindstrom's ship yard in background 

476

Lumber mill 

477

Hoquiam Lumber and Shingle Co. sawmill 

478

Loading lumber at the dock, steam schooner G. C. LINDAUER 

479

Fishing and Hunting 

item

Salmon scene at McGowan Cannery   (Pratsch photograph number 10)

480

One night's salmon catch, Grays Harbor   (Pratsch photograph number 11)

481

Salmon cannery dock at end of F Street, Aberdeen 

482

Sturgeon catch 

483-484

Fish at cannery 

485-487

Fisherman on river bank. (positive) 

488-489

Fishermen with catch in studio, Fred Hewitt, Ernie Phelps, Johnny McCook, and Colin McKenzie 

490

Studio scenes of fishermen and their catches 

491-494

Trophy fish 

495

Hunter with duck catch 

496

Duck still-life 

497

Armed hunters and dead bears in studio scene 

498

Miscellaneous 

item

Cows in meadow by river 

499

Man in riding outfit and show horse 

Soo

Man and show horse.   (501 is positive)

501-502

Man on horse 

503

Man and show horse in front of livery stable 

504-506

King and Queen and puppies 1894 

507-508

Waterfalls 

509-510

Mt. Shaster [sic], California 1888   (Pratsch photograph number 21)

511

Meadow 

512

Change-making machine 

513

Casket-lowering device 

514

Wagon loaded with bed-rolls 

515

Pacific and Oak Street, cows blocking road between Aberdeen and Hoquiam 

516

Horse and carriage on road 

517-519

Automobile on road 

520-521

Bridges 

522-527

Log footbridge over Humptulips River 1895 

528-530

Harry Perkins riding Rudge bicycle in the surf on Westport beach 1892   (Pratsch photograph number 40)

531

Harry Perkins and others on Westport beach. Fred Pratsch, age two, in foreground 1892 

532-533

Bathing in the surf at Westport beach   (Pratsch photograph number 3)

534

Bathing in Grays Harbor at Westport 1892   (Pratsch photograph number 38)

535

Bathing in Grays Harbor at Westport   (Pratsch photograph number 41)

536

Bathing in the surf 

537

Clam diggers 

538-540

Duck hunter in action 

541

Ocean beach scenes 

542-544

Coastal rock formations   (some by Tolman?)

545-548

Seal Rocks, San Francisco 

549

Seal Rocks.   (Photograph by Tolman)(Copy negative)

550

5x7 Plates 

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Charles R. Pratsch 

551-553

Catherine Anna Pratsch 

554

Lady's portrait. Emma Ida Pratsch 

555

Gentleman's portrait 

556

Mary Pratsch 

557-558

Portraits of ladies 

559-562

Portraits of children 

563-571

Hunters and fishermen 

572-573

Fred Hewett, fisherman 

574

John O'Hare and Fred Hewett cleaning fish in camp 

575

Ducks in shallow water 

576

Sporting goods store interior 

577

American Fall from Luna Island, winter. (snow-covered tree arch)   (Copy negative of published stereopticon view by George Curtis, ca. 1910)

578

Grotto Geyser Cone.   (Copy negative of stereopticon view by F. Jay Haynes #4659)

579

Old Faithful Geyser.   (Copy negative of stereopticon view by F. Jay Haynes #4587)

580

Minerva Terrace.   (Copy negative of stereopticon view by F. Jay Haynes #4507)

581

Decorative border for oval portrait 

582

Dinner in the photo studio 

583

Schooners at dock 

584

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Series 2: Lantern Slides 

Scope and Contents note

The lantern slide collection contains many duplicates of the larger plates, but of greatest significance are the 64 photographs of coastal Indians probably taken by McKenzie. The slides are arranged in numerical order in three large slide cases. In case one are those numbered 1-100, case two, 101-200, case three 201-299. Slides that are duplicates of the glass negatives are indicated with the number of the glass negatives, such as 1331.

Lumber Scenes 

item

C. E. Burrows Company Dam 

1

Millers Dam, Wishkah Falls 

2

Log bridge 

3

Log bridge and falls 

4

Log boom pond (splash) 

5

Steam donkeys and their crews   (1 331)

6

Steam donkeys and their crews   (1 333)

7

Steam donkeys and their crews   (1 342)

8

Steam donkeys and their crews 

9-13

Polson Logging Company, Hoquiam. (train) 

14

Train with logs 

15

11 ft. 3 in. stump (McKenzie photo)   (1 376)

16

Groups of men among logs and stumps   (1 387)

17

Groups of men among logs and stumps   (1 390)

18

Men by cedar tree on Charley Creek   (1 398)

19

Men by cedar tree on Charley Creek   (1 399)

20

Three men by large log.   (McKenzie photo) (1 403)

21

Loggers and trees   (1 408)

22

One or two people by logs and trees 

23-28

Groups of people on or near trees and logs 

29-33

Lumbering scenes, loggers and forests   (1 423)

34

Lumbering scenes, loggers and forests   (1 426)

35

Men with saws and axes by logs 

36-40

Automobile on road to North Beach   (1 438)

41-42

Road in woods   (1 441)

43

Wood scenes   (1 446)

44

Wood scenes   (1 449)

45

Horse and buggy on road through woods 

46

Logging trails 

47-49

Woods and river 

50-51

Trains and track 

52-54

Horse and carriage on road   (1 519)

55

Horse and carriage on road   (1 517)

56

Bridge   (1 526)

57

Log footbridge over Humptulips River 1895   (1 528)

58

Bridge 

59

Two men by large tree roots 

60

Miscellaneous 

item

Aberdeen Ball Park 1907   (1 155-156)

61

Groundbreaking ceremony 

62

Crowd near camp, flag and White and Davidson Grocery 

63

Camp Quick Print, 5 loggers eating at table 

64

Old man near other sighting device on beach 

65

Man with stock of grain showing the height 

66

Man smoking cigar and holding Saturday Evening Post 

67

Vegetable display 

68

Clouds 

69

Beef hanging at the loading dock at the slaughter house 

70

Tallest telephone pole in N. E. Aberdeen   (1 123)

71

Mills and Docks 

item

Ships at dock near Old West Bridge, Aberdeen July 4, 1907   (1 306)

72

Mills and boom ponds   (1 454)

73

GEORGE OF ABERDEEN, a launch at dock 

74

American Mill, Slade's dock, schooner WATSON A WEST, steamer NEWBURG (Photo by McKenzie) 1908   (1 312-313)

75-76

Schooners CHARLES A. FALK and EDWARD R. WEST at dock; steam schooner SANTA MONICA coming thru channel. (C. S. McKenzie) 1907   (1 316)

77

Schooner COMET and steam schooner CENTRALIA and others at dock   (1 307)

78

Schooner A. B. JOHNSON and others at dock   (1 308)

79

Schooner MELROSE and schooner ALLEN A. at Hoquiam Mill and steamer RUSTLER (Hoquiam) 1906   (1 309)

80

Harbor scene (Photo by McKenzie)   (1 318)

81

Stern-wheeler SKOOKUM, Steam schooner GRACE DOLLAR, 4-masted schooner and barkentine, all at dock, with a small launch passing in channel.   (1 320)

82

Lumber on dock, three masted barkentine opposite 

83

Hoquiam Lumber and Shingle Company sawmill   (1 478)

84

Steam schooner SANTA MONICA at mill dock   (1 472)

85

Loading lumber on the deck of a steam schooner 

86

Ships at dock of lumber mill 

87

Harbor Dock (wharf scene) 

88

Grays Harbor jetty 

89-90

Shipping 

item

Grays Harbor scenes   (1 208-209)

91

Grays Harbor scenes   (1 211)

92

Aberdeen harbor scenes   (1 216)

93-94

Harbor scenes 

95-96

A bow-first launching at Lindstroms Ship Yard   (1 206)

97

4-masted schooner under tow   (1 223-224)

98-99

Loaded 3-masted barkentine under sail   (1 225)

100-101

4-masted schooners with sails set 

102-105

Yacht RESTLESS, owned by R. R. Pratsch 1904   (1 228)

106

Yacht RESTLESS, owned by R. R. Pratsch 1904   (1 229)

107

Small sailboat 

108

Stern-wheeler SKOOKUM, going out to see the Great White Fleet 1907   (1 233)

109

Stern-wheeler HARBOR QUEEN   (1 237)

110

Stern-wheeler HARBOR BELLE   (1 234-236)

ill

Freighter BESSIE DOLLAR   (Photo by McKenzie)(1 255)

112

Freighter BLACKHEATH   (1 284)

113

Great White Fleet 

114

Tug TRAVELER 

115

Harbor scenes 

116-117

Shipping scenes 

118-120

Ship wreck scenes 

121-123

Aberdeen and Cities 

item

Aberdeen, with Grand Theater in Center 1907   (1 37)

124

Aberdeen, business section   (1 39)

125

Aberdeen   (1 45)

126

Aberdeen   (1 46)

127

Aberdeen 

128-129

Hoquiam 1906 

130

Scenic view of city on the river 

131

Bridge   (1 522)

132

Bridge 

133

Heron Street dock, steamer CRUISER, Aberdeen   (1 60)

134

Men building street 

135

Street scenes during celebration 

136-137

Residential streets 

138-140

Street in Aberdeen 

141

Street car and view of town 

142-143

Laborers on construction train 

144

Laborers on street corner 

145

Fire engine, Aberdeen 

146

Buildings 

item

Aberdeen high school, under construction 1892   (1 78)

147

Washington Hotel, Heron and K Street, Aberdeen 1905   (1 81)

148

Elks Club, Aberdeen 1907   (1 82)

149

Aberdeen State Bank, Heron and H Street 1908   (1 84)

150

Red Cross Pharmacy,Heron and G Street, Aberdeen 1908   (1 85)

151

Aberdeen City Hall   (1 87)

152

Hayes and Hayes Bank, Aberdeen 1908   (1 83)

153

Hoquiam Hotel, Hoquiam   (1 89)

154

St. Joseph's Hospital, Aberdeen   (1 93)

155

City Water Works 

156

Lumberman's Bank 

157

Train depot 

158

Fire engines and firemen 1907   (McKenzie)(1 175)

159

Burnett Bros. Jewelers, Kaufman & Berliner and other stores 

160

School house? 

161

Individual houses 

162-168

Grand Theater, Aberdeen 1907 

169

Residential section 

170-174

Churches 

175-177

Power house? 

178

Greenhouse, interior 

179

Bank, interior 

180

Small garden pond   (1 125)

181

Crew building silo 

182

Excavation 

183

Westport fog horn and light house and United Wireless Telegraph Company station 

184

Children 

item

Children riding mules 

185

Photos of individual children 

186-188

Farms 

item

Farms and farmhouses   (1 144-145)

189-190

Farms and farmhouses 

191-192

Coastal Scenes 

item

Man photographing ladies by stream   (1 27)

193

Bathing in the surf   (1 537)

194

Clam-digging 

195

Horses packed with hay on beach 

196

Ocean beach scenes 

197-199

Ocean land scenes 

200-205

Coastal rock formations   (by Tolman?)(1 545)

206

Seal Rocks, San Francisco 

207-209

Coast scenes 

210-213

Waterfalls 

item

Waterfalls   (1 509)

214-216

Hunting and Fishing 

item

Fisherman on river bank   (1 489)

217

Studio scenes of fishermen and their catches   (1 492-494)

218-219

Men by large fish catch 

220

Men with catch of ducks 

221

Men cutting up seal? 

222

Armed hunters and dead bear in studio scene 

223

Men hunting and fishing 

224-225

Men at camp 

226

Fish at cannery   (1 487)

227

ANIMALS 

item

Mules 

228

Dogs 

229-232

Animals 

233-235

Indians 

item

Indian village? 

236

Che-poo, Indian woman 

237

West-sup, Indian woman 

238

Granny Mason, Indian woman 

239

O'waata, Indian woman 

240-241

Portraits of Indian women 

242-257

Portraits of Indian men 

258-268

Indian women carrying large baskets on back 

269-272

Indian with horse and wagon 

273

Makah Indian camp, Tatoosh Island 

274

Clam digging 

275

Funerary china 

276

Miscellaneous portraits of Indians 

277-279

Indian domestic scenes 

280-287

Indian fishing scenes 

288-289

Fishing scene, Neah Bay 

290

Makah whaler 

291

Fishing scene, Neah Bay 

292-297

Indian fishing scenes 

298-299

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Series 3: Miscellaneous Prints 

item

Foot of Heron Street, Aberdeen undated   8.5 x 13.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

1

Gun club 1915   8.5 x 13.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

2

Log bridge over Wishkah River undated   8.5 x 13.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

3

Mining camp undated   8.5 x 13.5 cm. photoprint

4

Pratsch & Co. Artist, no. 32. Wooden bridge undated   13.5 x 8.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

5

Two motorcyclists undated   8.5 x 13.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

6

Three motorcyclists undated   13.5 x 8.5 cm. photoprint (postcard)

7

Shooting range bought 1923 (construction) undated   8 photoprints. 12.5 x 17.5 cm

8

Dr. H. C. Watkins, Sr. on shooting range undated   12.5 x 17.5 cm. photoprint

9

"Billy the Bear, the big game hunter, wore no shoes in summer" undated   18 x 11 cm. photoprint

10

"Stewarts house torn down to build Robert Gray School," undated   13 x 17.5 cm. photoprint

11

Wishkah Falls Dam built in 1886 by Cy Blackwell undated   20.5 x 12.5 cm. photoprint

12

Malinowski Dam, built 1902 as a 5 gate dam, rebuilt in 1917-1918 with 6 gates, not used after 1923. 1902-1917   12.5 x 20.5 cm. photo-print

13

Wishkah Boom Co. main river dam (Joe Malinowski in charge 1909-1924) 1917-1923   11.5 x 18.5 cm. photoprint

14

Malinowski Dam 1917-1923   8.5 x 14.5 cm. copy photoprint of #14

15

South bay shooting box 2789   12 x 19 cm. photoprint

16

Schooners OTTILIE FJORD and ESTHER BUHNE tied at dock undated   20.5 x 25.5 cm. photoprint

17

Westport from the air undated   18.5 x 23 cm. photoprint

18

Gun club 1925   19.5 x 24.5 cm. photoprint

19

Governor Rosellini and friend with fish undated   20.5 x 24 cm. photoprint

20

Charter boat at Westport with catch 1965   20.5 x 25.5 cm. photoprint

21

C. A. THAYER at dock (Seattle?) 1955   20.5 x 25 cm. photoprint

22

C. A. THAYER at dock (another view of above?) 1955   20.5 x 25 cm. photoprint

23

Fred Pratsch's charter boat DOROTHY L undated   20 x 25 cm. photoprint

24

DOROTHY L. undated   12.5 x 18 cm. photoprint

25

DOROTHY L. and charter group with fish, Fred Pratsch in background 19608   25 x 20 cm. photoprint

26

Newspaper clipping from the Vidette, showing Charles R. Pratsch homestead in the Wishkah Valley in 1887 

27

Pratsch homestead up Wishkah 1885   13 x 21.5 cm. photoprint

28

Aberdeen police force. Bill Pearson, Joe Graham, and Smith. 1892   21 x 16 cm. photoprint

29

Pratsch homestead 1890   20.5 x 25.5 cm. photoprint

30

R & R Yarder's tow-truck, photo by A. G. Girard, Aberdeen 1910   16.5 x 21.5 cm. photoprint

31

Sandison & Martintosh Photo. Aberdeen fire 1903   17.5 x 22.5 cm. photoprint

32

Another view of the Aberdeen fire 1903   17.5 x 22.5 cm. photoprint

33

Clipping: Seattle Scene: Memories of a champion bike rider by Frank Lynch re: Manning Hill and his bicycles. 1952 

34

Hoquiam Mill 1906. Painting by Fred Pratsch after a photograph (1 309) 1971   10 x 12.5 cm. color transparency

35

Hoquiam Mill 1906. Painting by Fred Pratsch after a photograph (1 309) 1971   20.5 x 25.5 cm. color photoprint

36

Schooner O. M. KELLOG, Brigantine MONITOR, and Steamer MONTESANO 

37

West Mill, Wishkah River, Aberdeen 

38

Schooner MAID OF ORLEANS and Brigantine MONITOR 

39

Schooner O. M. KELLOG, Brigantine MONITOR, and Steamer TRUCKEE 

40

Schooner O. M. KELLOG, Brigantine MONITOR 

41

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Series 4: Alternative Images. 

Scope and Contents note

A list of miscellaneous glass negatives and positives compiled by David Smestad in March, 1978 . (Number of similar photograph in main sequence in parentheses). Not indexed

item

30 men on large stump.   Negative and print.(375)

49

Old tree, river and sawmill.   Positive and print.(68)

55

Ships in port.   Positive and print.(210)

61

Man and horse.   Positive and print.(501)

62

Old tree, river and sawmill.   Positive and print.(69)

67

Family with oxen team in forest.   Negative and print.(368)

82

Loggers and oxen in forest.   Negative and print

107

Man and large tree.   Positive and print

148

Old car on road in forest.   Positive and print.(438)

164

Old sailing ship.   Positive and print.(225)

205

Road in forest.   Positive and print

253

City hall and fire wagons and crew.   Negative and print

282

Track team.   Negative and print.(157)

322

Waterfall.   Positive and print.(510)

357

Man and horse on log bridge.   Positive and print

371

15 men on stump.   Negative and print.(373)

374

Two old sailing ships.   Positive and print.(223)

385

House, people, old car with real estate advertisement.   Negative and print

412

Football team.   Negative and print.(166)

424

Football team.   Negative and print

456

Group portrait.   Negative (no print)

485

Portrait.   Positive and print

516

Girl in garden.   Negative (no print).(9)

521

Girl in garden.   Negative (no print).(9)

524

Ship in port.   Positive and print.(210)

570

Football team.   Negative and print

573

Man with axe and tree.   Positive and print

575

5x7 negatives of ducks (except 603 - man with fish) with prints 

583-622

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