Guide to the Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington 1891-1892
PC 73

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
La Roche, Frank, 1853-1934.
Title
Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington
ID
PC 73
Date [inclusive]
1891-1892
Extent
37.0 items
General Physical Description note
.5 Linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
37 black and white photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, taken by photographer Frank La Roche in 1891 and 1892.

Preferred Citation note

[Item description] Frank La Roche Photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, 1891-1892 (PC 73)

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

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Biographical/Historical note

In October of 1891 photographer Frank La Roche (1853-1936), of Seattle, traveled north to Everett on commission for the Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Company, and began photographing the booming area. He returned to the region at least three more times in 1891-1892.

La Roche is best known for his photographs of the Klondike during the Alaskan gold rush in the 1890s.

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Scope and Contents note

37 black and white photographs of Everett and Lowell, Washington, taken during 1891 and 1892. The description in the item list below comes (excepting item numbers and the one date, which are taken from the photographs themselves) verbatim from captions pasted below the images.

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Arrangement note

The materials appear to be in their original order and format, with two 7"x10" black and white photographs pasted one to a side of each 9"x13" album page (one sheet is blank on one side).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2016

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

This album was purchased by the Washington State College Library from Romaine Books (of Chicago) on March 10th, 1945, and placed in the regular stacks. It was transferred to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) in the late 1980s.

Processing Information note

This was apparently originally a bound album, though the front cover was lost some time between 1945 and its transfer to MASC. Each page is now individually foldered.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Another copy of this album appears to exist at the Everett Public Library, though it is unclear if it is identical or just contains several images in common.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Everett (Wash.) -- Pictorial works.
  • Lowell (Everett, Wash.) -- Pictorial works.
  • Washington (State) -- Pictorial works.

Subject(s)

  • Photographs
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

View of Lowell from opposite side of Snohomish River, showing whaleback "C.W. Wetmore" discharging at dock of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company. 

1 1

Whaleback "C.W. Wetmore" at dock of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company. 

1 1

Boarding house erected by the Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company at Lowell. 

1 2

Rear view of mill of Puget Sound Pulp and Paper Company. From the mill boarding house 

1 2

Snohomish, Skykomish, and Spokane R.R. bridge, across the Snohomish River at Lowell. 

1 3

View of paper mill at Lowell, showing whaleback, "C.W. Wetmore" at dock and construction of lime kiln. 

1 3

Cottages at Lowell on east side of Third Street, north and south of Eugene Street. 

1 4

Cottages at Lowell on east side of Third Street, north of Eugene Street. 

1 4

Railroad grade though Sines tract, looking north towards Everett. 

1 5

Railroad grade though Sines tract, looking south towards Lowell. 

1 5

View down Chestnut Street, south from Hewitt Avenue. 

1 6

View up Chestnut Street north from Hewitt Avenue. 

1 6

View northwest up and Hewitt Avenue from corner of State Street. 

1 7

View down Hewitt Avenue towards Swalwell's wharf. 

1 7

View of Pacific Avenue looking west from Maple Street. 

1 8

View of Pine Street looking south from Pacific Avenue. 

1 8

View of Pacific Avenue looking east from Spruce Street. 

1 9

Everett Hotel in course of construction. 

1 9

View of Pacific Avenue looking east from Oakes Street, and showing avenue partially graded. 

1 10

Bay View Hotel at Everett, showing also Everett Hotel in distance. 

1 10

Rear view of Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Works, taken from railroad track. 

1 11

Front view of Puget Sound Wire Nail and Steel Works, taken from end of dock. 

1 11

View of end of Nail Works dock with steamer "State of Washington" just landing. 

1 12

View of Everett townsite looking from the end of Nail Mill Wharf. No. 1061. 

1 13

Swalwell's Landing on Snohomish River. No. 1060. 

1 13

Paper Mill, north end. 

1 14

Paper Mill, west side. 

1 14

Paper Mill in course of construction, showing foundation of smoke stack. 

1 15

Warehouse and main structure of Paper Mill, river side. 

1 15

E.D. Smith's Saw Mill at Lowell. 

1 16

View of Everett townsite and Seattle and Montana Railroad, looking north. No. 1058. 

1 16

Looking north from Swalwell's Landing, showing sheer boom used for catching logs. No. 1055. 

1 17

View of Swalwell's Landing or "East Everett." No. 1056. 

1 17

Looking south from "Bay View" Hotel on Puget Sound. No. 1059. 

1 18

Paper Mill Boarding House. [group portrait] 

1 18

Nail Mill wharf, and warehouse in process of construction. No. 1057. 

1 19

Showing town of Lowell, on the Snohomish River. No. 126. 1891. 

1 19