Guide to the Anders Beer Wilse Photographs
1892-1913

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Overview of the Collection

Photographer: Wilse, Anders Beer, 1865-1949
Seattle Photographic Company
Title: Anders Beer Wilse Photographs
Dates: 1892-1913 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 478 glass plate negatives and positives
4 vintage prints
Location of Collection: 4b (glass plate negatives and positives)
2b.2.8 (vintage and modern prints)
Collection Number: 1988.33
Summary: The collection consists of photographs by Anders Beer Wilse and the Seattle Photographic Company taken between 1892 and 1913, including images of Native Americans, Indian crafts, the Seattle Fire Department, and Seattle buildings, parks and waterfront.
Repository: Museum of History & Industry
Sophie Frye Bass Library

5933 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: 206-324-1126
URL: http://www.mohai.org

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Anders Beer Wilse came to America as part of the largest wave of Norwegian immigration. During the 1880s, ten out of every thousand inhabitants left Norway annually in search of new land and economic opportunity. Wilse had a degree in engineering and found employment with Minneapolis railroad companies surveying for new lines in the Midwest.

Wilse's experience was typical of all immigrants in that he was forced to move from place to place as his job changed frequently. He arrived in Seattle in 1890, where he was hired by the Great Northern Railroad to survey the crossing of the Cascade Mountains. Wilse's earliest known Pacific Northwest photographs are from this period, documenting the construction of the Great Northern line across the Cascade Mountains in 1892-93. Wilse moved to British Columbia when much new construction came to a halt in the Panic of 1893, but returned to Seattle in 1896 to work as a cartographer. In 1897, he began work as a tax assessor for King County; it was this experience that drove him to his career in commercial photography. "I saw numbers in the streets and talked numbers in my sleep," wrote Wilse. "I decided I could not take it anymore. I quit my job. [...]Two days after I quit my work as an engineer I became a scenic photographer." Wilse first joined in partnership with established photographer Daniel W. Kirk, running the Seattle office and developing and printing the images taken by the traveling Kirk. Frustrated by this division of labor, after six months Wilse bought the business from Kirk.

Wilse's decision to change careers in 1897 was a fortuitous one. In July, the news that gold had been discovered in the Klondike region reached Seattle. The photographer found a steady market for his images of departing steamships, streets crowded with merchants selling supplies, and dog teams being trained for work in the north. The years that followed the initial rush of gold seekers provided more subjects for the photographer, as Wilse recorded the building of the city's water system, the street car lines, fire departments, schools, parks and recreational facilities. His pictures appeared frequently in publications promoting the region as beautiful and full of growth and opportunity.

Landscapes are another important facet of Wilse's work. Like the Romantic painters, Wilse focused on what he saw as a harmonious relationship between human subjects and the natural world. Wilse work was also guided by the philosophy that cities should be built so that their residents could commune with the natural environment, as evidenced in his photographs of campers and cyclists along Lake Washington and of Seattle's parks and beaches. Wilse's recurring interest in documenting the way of life of a variety of peoples is exemplified by his images of Native Americans. In 1900, he visited Neah Bay, Washington and took numerous pictures of the Makah and their cedar dugout canoes.

By 1900, Wilse listed his business as the Seattle Photographic Company. That same year, Wilse traveled to Norway to join his wife, leaving the business in the hands of his assistants, fully intending to return the following year. Once in the homeland, however, his wife refused to leave again. The Seattle Photographic Company continued to do business under the management of one of Wilse's assistants until it closed in 1913.

In May 1901, Wilse opened a photography studio in Oslo. Wilse began his career in Norway by linking himself with the country's growing tourist industry, photographing foreigners touring Norway by steamship. He also traveled throughout the countryside, to remote villages and up mountain peaks, covering in greater breadth the variety to be found in the Norwegian people and landscape. In 1905, the nation of Norway was born when it achieved final separation from Sweden. The desire to establish a strong national identity supported Wilse's career. Artists tried to express those aspects of life they considered notably Norwegian. Wilse's subjects became icons of the Norwegian visual culture.

(Biographical background adapted from the gallery guide for the exhibit "En Norsk Fotograf: Anders Beer Wilse in the Pacific Northwest and Norway, " written by Carolyn Marr, Museum of History & Industry)

Content Description

The collection consists of black and white glass negatives and positives made by A.B.Wilse before his return to Norway in 1900, and by other photographers at the Seattle Photographic Company between 1901 and 1913.

Early photographs document a surveying expedition for the Great Northern railroad in the Cascade Mountains; most of the collection, however, depicts scenes in and around Seattle. Images of Seattle parks and beaches show people bicycling, camping, or otherwise enjoying the natural environment; waterfront pictures depict ships and shipbuilding facilities, such as the Moran Brothers plant during construction of twelve steamships for the gold rush to the Yukon. Documentation of Seattle buildings includes many images of downtown hotels and other commercial buildings, prominent private homes, schools, and government buildings such as City Hall, the Assay Office, and Seattle Fire Department station houses. Later photographs document the regrading of Seattle hills, including images of the Denny Hotel before it was destroyed as part of the Denny Hill regrade.

A 1900 series of photographs taken by Wilse at Neah Bay portrays Makah Indians and the cedar dugout canoes used by the Makah for whale hunting. Wilse also photographed Native American craftspeople and the Indian artifacts collected by local residents, including those decorating Illahee, the summer home of Justice and Mrs. Thomas Burke on Lake Washington. Wilse documented early Klondike Gold Rush activity, including dog teams and ships loaded for the journey to the Yukon.

The collection also contains a number of copy negatives from photographs not taken by Wilse, including images of the Seattle fire of 1889 and its aftermath, portraits of Princess Angeline, and operations at Conrad Mines in Alaska.

Use of the Collection

Alternative Forms Available :  

Modern prints made from the glass plate negative originals are available for reference purposes.

Selected images available in digital format in the Museum of History & Industry online collections

Restrictions on Access :  

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Restrictions on Use :  

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation :  

Anders Beer Wilse Photographs, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Collection found in repository.

Bibliography :  

    Marr, Carolyn. Anders Beer Wilse. Columbia 8.2, Summer 1994, 24-29.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1: Seattle Public Library in Yesler Mansion, 3rd and James circa 1898
3: Aftermath of fire, Front Street looking west
copy negative
1889
4: Aftermath of fire
copy negative
1889
5: Fighting the fire, Kenyon Block, First and Madison
copy negative
1889 June 6
6: Makah whale hunters in canoe on Neah Bay, Washington 1900
7: Fighting the fire, Kenyon Block, First and Madison
copy negative
1889
8: Mount Rainier from Seattle 1900
9, 10: Interior of George H. Braas Photography Studio in the Lowman and Hanford Building, 614 1st Avenue circa 1898-1913
11: Mount Rainier from Seattle 1900
12: Crowd watching start of fire, 1st Avenue between Marion and Madison
copy negative
1889 June 6
13: Ruins of Safety Deposit Building after fire, Front Street
copy negative
1889
14: Ruins of Butler Building and Occidental Hotel after fire, near James Street
copy negative
1889
15: Businesses in tents after fire
copy negative
1889
16: Excavation for new Pioneer Building after the fire
copy negative
1889
17: Aftermath of fire
"Star Block --Front St.--Toklas, Singerman and Co."copy negative
1889
18: Aftermath of fire, North Front Street and Seneca, looking south
copy negative
1889
19: Aftermath of fire, city from ruined docks
copy negative
1889
20: Carver Atlieu at Neah Bay, Washington
copy negative
1900
21: Makah whale hunters landing canoe at Neah Bay, Washington 1900
22: Indian canoes at Seattle waterfront circa 1900
23: Makah whaling canoes with floats at Neah Bay, Washington 1900
24: Lake Union bridge washout 1901-1913
25: Makah sailing canoe 1900
26: Ruins of Butler building after fire
copy negative
1889
27: Line of men at Tacoma Relief Bureau tent after fire
copy negative
1889
28: Steamship and tug Beaver at Schwabacher pier circa 1898
29: Native American using telephone circa 1898
30: Montlake canal circa 1898
31: Ferry City of Seattle on Elliott Bay circa 1898
32: Siwash family with canoes on beach circa 1898
33: Salmon Bay waterway 1901-1913
34: Street with businesses, Index, Washington circa 1900
35: Ships on harbor circa 1898
36: Old Makah whale hunter at Neah Bay, Washington 1900
37: Mount Rainier from Lake Washington circa 1900
38: Mrs. Thomas Burke's Indian war canoe circa 1898
39: Steamship White Horse coming through Five Finger rapids, Yukon River, Alaska
copy negative
circa 1898
40: Denny Hotel during regrade circa 1907
41: Fireboat Snoqualmie 1901-1913
42: George Kinnear home on Queen Anne Hill circa 1898
43: Building on military base circa 1898
44: Wyckoff home, southeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street circa 1898
45: New Washington Hotel, 2nd Avenue and Stewart Street circa 1989-1913
46: Olympic Hotel, southwest corner of Yesler and 1st Avenue South circa 1898
47: City Hall and police headquarters, 3rd and Yesler circa 1898
48: City Hall, 3rd and Yesler circa 1898
49: Pioneer Building, 1st and James circa 1989-1913
50, 51: Tlingit totem pole, Pioneer Square circa 1899
52: Makah basket makers at Neah Bay, Washington 1900
53: Indian couple returning from salmon fishing , possibly Neah Bay, Washington 1900
54: Puget Sound Salish Indian couple with crafts, West Seattle 1899
55, 56: Interior of Illahee circa 1898
57: Room at Illahee decorated with Indian crafts circa 1898
58: Mrs. Pearsall's Indian basket collection circa 1898
59, 60: Mrs. Fred. Stimson's Indian basket collection circa 1898
61: Mrs. Krutz's Indian basket collection circa 1898
63: Mrs. Burnside's Indian basket collection circa 1898
64: Mrs. Rosenberg's Indian basket collection circa 1898
65, 66: Mrs. Burke's tepe circa 1898
67: Glencairn Hotel, 1102 9th Avenue circa 1898
68-70: Chapin Building, 1st Avenue and Pike Street circa 1898
71: W.P. Fuller & Co. building, southwest corner of Jackson and 2nd Avenue circa 1900
72: Chapin Building, 1st Avenue and Pike Street circa 1898
73: Lowman and Hanford Building, 616 1st Avenue circa 1898-1913
74: McElroy block, northeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Columbia circa 1898-1913
75-77: State Bank of Seattle, southwest corner of 1st Avenue and Yesler circa 1898-1913
78: Union Trust Building, Occidental Avenue southwest corner Main circa 1898
79: Engine House No. 5, Fireboat station, Madison Street circa 1898
80: Hose wagon at Engine House No. 5, Fireboat Station, Madison Street circa 1898
81: Fire Department Headquarters, 220 South Main Street at 3rd Avenue South circa 1898
82: Fire Department Headquarters, 615 Columbia Street circa 1898
83: Fire Chief Gardner Kellogg in front of Seattle Fire Department Headquarters, 615 Columbia Street circa 1898
84: Steam fire engine in front of Engine House No. 4, 402 Battery Street circa 1898
85: Engine House No. 4, 402 Battery Street circa 1898
86: Engine House No. 3, 718 Main Street circa 1898
87: Hose wagon at Engine House No. 3, 718 Main Street circa 1898
88: Ahrens steamer in front of Engine House No. 7, 402 15th Ave East at Harrison Street circa 1898
89, 90: Chemical Engine No. 3, 103 West Lee Street at 1st Ave West circa 1898
91: Duwamish River circa 1898
92: Black River near Renton, Washington circa 1898
93: Meacham Park circa 1898
94: Pavilion at Kinnear Park circa 1898
95: Leschi Park pavilion circa 1898
96: Shore of Lake Washington circa 1898
97: A.B. Wilse with camera in Lake Washington circa 1898
98, 99: Shore of Lake Washington circa 1898
100, 101: Campers at Lake Washington 1901-1913
102: Madrona Park circa 1898
103: Pavilion at Madrona Park circa 1898
104: Madrona Park circa 1898
105: Entrance to Woodland Park circa 1898
106: Woodland Park driveway circa 1898
107: Trolley track and overpass in Woodland Park circa 1898
108: Woodland Park driveway 1901-1913
109: Woodland Park entrance 1901-1913
110: Rustic bridge at Woodland Park 1901-1913
111: Entrance to Woodland Park 1901-1913
112: Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Washington 1901-1913
113: Makah Indians pulling canoe ashore, Neah Bay, Washington 1900
114: Carver Atlieu working on totem pole, Neah Bay, Washington 1900
115: Puget Sound Salish basketmaker circa 1898
116: Steamer Queen departing Seattle for Alaska
"The Klondike Fever"
1898 March 6
117: Makah sailing canoe 1900
118: Indian woman and baby 1900
119: Princess Angeline
George Braas (photographer)
copy negative
circa 1890
120: Two Native American children, Alaska
copy negative
undated
121: Indian encampment on beach circa 1898
122: Makah whale hunters landing their canoe, Neah Bay, Washington 1900
123: Engine House No. 3, 718 Main Street circa 1898
124: Arlington Hotel, 1215 1st Avenue at University circa 1898
125: Tlingit totem pole, Pioneer Square circa 1898
126: Colonial block, 2nd Avenue and northeast corner of Columbia circa 1898-1913
127: Dearborn Building, South 3rd Street between Main and Jackson circa 1898
128: Cataract Building, 7th Avenue and Jefferson 1901-1913
129: Marion Building, 2nd Avenue and Marion Street 1901-1913
130: Salmon Bay circa 1898
131: Boats on Elliott Bay, Brighton Boat House in distance circa 1898
132: Houses and Cataract Building, 7th Avenue and Jefferson circa 1898
133: Seattle Electric Company workers with wagon circa 1898
134: Mount Rainier from Seattle circa 1898
135: Interior of Illahee circa 1898
136: Makah Indian boy in canoe, Neah Bay, Washington 1900
137: Exterior of Illahee circa 1898
138: Waterfront with boats 1900
139: Old Indian woman with hop basket circa 1898
140: Mount Rainier from Lake Washington circa 1898
141: Exterior of Illahee circa 1898
142: Hotel Stevens, George F. Frye Block, corner 1st Avenue and Marion Street circa 1898
143: Mount Rainier from Seattle circa 1898
144, 145: Return of the Washington volunteers from Manila on transport Pennsylvania 1899 October 9
146: Unveiling the Tlingit totem pole in Pioneer Square 1899 October 18
147: Pacific block, corner Yesler Way and Occidental Avenue circa 1898-1913
148: St. James Cathedral between Marion and Columbia Streets 1901-1913
149: Denny Hotel interior showing front entrance and registration desk circa 1898
150: Dining room of Denny Hotel circa 1898
151: Brooklyn Hotel, southeast corner 2nd Avenue and University circa 1898
152: Regrade, 3rd Avenue north from Columbia 1907 April 13
153: Regrade, 3rd Avenue south from Marion 1907 March 28
154: Regrade, 3rd Avenue south from Marion 1907 March 28
155: Regrade, 3rd Avenue north from Madison 1907 March 28
156: Regrade, 3rd Avenue south from Madison 1907 March 28
157: Regrade, 3rd Avenue north from Madison 1907 February 23
158: Regrade, 3rd Avenue and Madison 1907 March 28
159: Powerhouse and generator room, University of Washington circa 1898-1913
160: Powerhouse on Lake Washington for University of Washington circa 1898-1913
161: Physics lab in basement of Denny Hall, University of Washington circa 1898-1913
162, 163: Staff outside U.S. Assay Office, 617-619 9th Avenue circa 1898
164: Broadway High School, Broadway and Pine Street circa 1898-1913
165: Adelphia College under construction, overlooking Portage Bay, University of Washington campus and the University district circa 1905
166: Denny Hall, University of Washington circa 1898
167, 168: Madison Park circa 1898
169: Arlington Hotel, 1215 1st Avenue at University circa 1898
170: Bellevue Hotel and Austin A. Bell block, 1st Avenue circa 1898
171: Third Avenue Theater, northeast corner 3rd Avenue and Madison circa 1898
172, 173: Denny Hotel during regrade circa 1907
174: Alaska building, 2nd Avenue and Cherry Street after 1904
175: Rainier Hotel, 6th Avenue between Marion and Columbia Streets circa 1898
176: Trolley in front of Hotel Metropole, 103 2nd Avenue South circa 1898-1913
177: St. Elmo Hotel, 3rd Ave, southeast corner Cherry circa 1898
178: Hotel York, 1st Avenue and northwest corner Pike circa 1898
179: Rainier Grand Hotel and Noyes Building, 1st Avenue circa 1898
180: Regrade, 3rd Avenue north from Cherry Street, Seattle 1907 March 28
181: Regrade, Columbia Street west from 3rd Avenue 1907 February 23
182: Regrade, Marion east from 2nd Avenue 1907 February 23
183: Regrade, Marion east from 2nd Avenue 1907 March 18
184: Regrade, Spring Street 1907 February 23
185: Regrade, 2nd Avenue from Pine Street circa 1907
186, 187: Regrade, east on Pine Street from 1st Avenue circa 1907
188: Regrade, 2nd and Pike Street, north towards Denny Hotel circa 1907
189, 190: Denny Hill regrade 1907 March 23
191: Florence Henry Memorial Chapel, Highlands, Washington circa 1912
192: Arcade Building, 2nd Avenue between University and Union circa 1898-1913
193: Chapin Building, southwest corner 2nd and Pike circa 1898
194: 1400 block on 3rd Avenue between Union and Pike circa 1898
195: Hinckley block, 2nd Avenue, southwest corner Columbia circa 1898
196, 187: Maynard Building and Dexter Horton Bank, 1st Avenue South, northwest corner Washington circa 1898
198: New York block, 2nd Avenue, northwest corner Cherry circa 1898
199: John Schram Co. Building, 2nd Avenue, southwest corner Spring circa 1898
200: G.O. Guy building, Seattle National Bank Building, and Seattle Hotel, 2nd Avenue near Yesler circa 1898
201: Sunde and Erland in L.C. Smith block, Jackson Street, corner 1st. Avenue South circa 1900
202: U.S. Post Office site, southeast corner 3rd Avenue and Union Street circa 1898
203: Maison Barberis, Crown Block, 2nd Avenue, northeast corner James circa 1898
204: Road to Green Lake in Woodland Park circa 1898
205: Woodland Park picnic grounds at Green Lake circa 1898
206: Arlington Hotel, 1215 1st Avenue at University circa 1898
207: Kinshiu Maru at Great Northern Docks 1899 March 21
208: Starr Boyd Building, 627 1st Avenue at Cherry circa 1898
209: Hotel Northern in Terry-Denny Building, 117 1st Avenue South circa 1898
210: Mutual Life Building, 1st Avenue, northwest corner Yesler Way circa 1898
211: Colonnade Hotel, 1532 1st Avenue circa 1898
212, 213: Great Northern Railway switchback in Cascade Mountains, Washington circa 1893
214: Great Northern Railway power plant for construction of tunnel at Stevens Pass, Cascade Mountains, Washington circa 1893
215: Workers with load of salmon on cannery wharf circa 1898
216: "Iron Chink" salmon processing machine circa 1898
217: Steamships under construction at Moran Brothers Company shipyard 1898
219: Denny Hotel, 3rd Avenue between Stewart and Virginia circa 1898
220: Colman Building, 1st Avenue circa 1898
221: Hotel Diller, 1st Avenue, southeast corner University circa 1898
222: Collins Block, 2nd Avenue, southeast corner James circa 1898
223: Hotel Seattle, James and Yesler Way circa 1898
224: Woman on beach, Dosewallips, Washington 1909
225: Ships Multnomah and Alki at Oregon Improvement Company dock circa 1898
226: West Seattle grain elevator circa 1898
227: Men with dog team, Candle Creek, Alaska circa 1901
228: Sailboat Dawson City at anchor circa 1898-1913
229: Kinnear Park circa 1898
230: Small boats near shore circa 1898-1913
231: Crowd at building entrance circa 1898
232: Surveyors on expedition, Montana or Idaho. A.B. Wilse second from right circa 1898
233: Wilse's horse "Pussy," Montana circa 1898
234: Men with boxes of gold from Alaska.
"N.A.T. & T. Co.'s Steamer Roanoke's load of nearly 4 million dollars"
1899 July 17
235: Military men with cannon, possibly National Guard camp, Spanish American War circa 1898-1913
236: Snow steamer circa 1898
237: Lake Washington bicycle path circa 1898
238: Canoes on Black River circa 1898
239: Magnolia Bluff bicycle path circa 1898
240: Lake Washington bicycle path circa 1898
241: Tumwater, Washington circa 1898
242: Surveyors on horseback, Montana or Idaho circa 1898
243: George Kinnear circa 1898
244: Dogsled outside Pioneer Restaurant, 1st Avenue circa 1898
245: Princess Angeline
Frank La Roche (photographer)
copy negative
1893
246: Moran Brothers Company shipbuilding plant circa 1898
247: Exterior of Illahee circa 1898
248: Repair yard at Moran Brothers Company shipyard circa 1898
249, 277: Workers at Moran Brothers Company shipyard circa 1898
250: University of Washington cadets circa 1898
251, 252: Boats docked on Puget Sound, Seattle
"Moonlight on the Sound"
1900
253: Bridge under construction near Armour & Company circa 1898
254: Indian baskets circa 1898-1913
255: Collins Block, 2nd Avenue, southeast corner James circa 1898-1913
256: Buildings near shore, possibly Alaska circa 1898-1913
257: Ship at dock circa 1898-1913
258: Puget Sound Naval Station dry dock, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
259: Road near Port Gamble, Washington circa 1898
260: Wagon on road near Poulsbo, Washington circa 1898
261: King County Courthouse, 7th Avenue between Terrace and Alder circa 1898
262: Mount Rainier circa 1898
263: Exterior of Illahee circa 1898
264: Loggers felling fir tree circa 1898
265: Breakfast room at Illahee circa 1898
266: Interior of Illahee decorated in military motif circa 1898
267, 268: Magnolia Bluff bicycle path circa 1898
269, 270: Seattle riding club on horseback, Fourth and Marion circa 1898
271: Steamships under construction at Moran Brothers Company shipyard 1898
272: Bridge under construction near Armour & Company circa 1898
273: North Fork of Skykomish River circa 1898
274, 276: Mount Index, Washington circa 1898
275: Summit of Gunn Peak near Index, Washington circa 1898
278, 279, 281, 282: Interior of Mrs. Rosenberg's home with Indian basket collection circa 1898
280: Indian baskets circa 1898
283: Lake Washington, Seattle circa 1898
284-286: Black River circa 1898
287: Baskets of hops circa 1898
288: Puget Sound Salish man: General Taylor circa 1898
289: Puget Sound Salish woman: General Taylor's wife circa 1898
290-292: Indian basket circa 1898
293: Three sailing ships circa 1898
294, 295: Park pathway circa 1898
296: Breakers on Lake Washington circa 1898
297: Sunset over water, probably Puget Sound circa 1898
298: Beach at Neah Bay, Washington 1900
299: Northwest Washington coastline showing Cape Flattery circa 1898
300: Gold bricks in Assay Office circa 1901
301: Assay Office Statement of Operations circa 1901
302: Group with donkeys 1901-1913
303: Divan circa 1898-1913
304: Mount Rainier circa 1898-1913
305: Ships on waterfront
copy negative
undated
306: Men with log on skid road 1901-1913
307, 308: Mrs. Burke's tents and grounds near Lake Washington 1901-1913
309: Octopus on display 1901-1913
310,311: Japanese hall seat 1901-1913
312: Ships in Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island, Washington 1901-1913
313-315: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington 1901-1913
316: House, road and plank sidewalk near water circa 1898-1913
317: Clark and Martin salmon saltery, Ketchikan, Alaska
John N. Cobb (photographer)
copy negative
1897
318: Waterfall circa 1898-1913
319: Puget Sound Naval Station dry dock, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
320: Creek and railroad cribbing circa 1898-1913
321: Lincoln Apartments, 4th Avenue and Madison circa 1898
322: Residential street circa 1898-1913
323: Regrade, railroad cars circa 1907
324: Mount Rainier from Seattle circa 1898
325: John Schram Co. Building, 2nd Avenue, southwest corner Spring 1901-1913
326: Dry dock at Puget Sound Naval shipyard, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
327: Puget Sound Naval Station machine shop, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
328: Puget Sound Naval Station officer's quarters, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
329: Puget Sound Naval Station, Bremerton, WA circa 1898
330: Puget Sound Naval Station, Marine barracks and officers quarters, Bremerton, Washington circa 1898
331, 332: Puget Sound Naval Station, Marine barracks circa 1898
333: Road to Green Lake in Woodland Park circa 1898
334: Pile raft by Robinson Raft Company, West Seattle circa 1898
335, 336: Adelphia College circa 1906
337: Sternwheeler steamer State of Washington in Deception Pass circa 1898
338: University of Washington cadet band 1901-1913
339: Million dollars in gold at the U.S assay office 1899 September 11
340: Cradle for building rafts at Robinson Raft Company circa 1898
341: Street with carriages and trolley tracks during regrade circa 1907
342: Denny Hill regrade, Providence Hospital and Territorial University in distance circa 1907
343: Construction of streetcar tracks for Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, East 40th St. and 14th Avenue 1909 March 23
345: Perry Hotel under construction, Madison Street and Boren 1906 December 22
346: Adelphia College 1905-1913
347: Adelphia College, laying cornerstone of Adelphia Hall circa 1905
348-352: Group posed on steps of Adelphia College 1905-1913
353: Drawing of a transept. Drawing signed by William W. Lund, November 29, 1920 after 1920
354: Drawing of Neo-Classical archway, 1916 after 1916
355: Group of young women circa 1912
356: University of Washington football team circa 1898
357: Seattle Giants baseball team with owner Daniel Dugdale
"Pennant Winners 1912--McIvor, Wilson, Strait, Thompson, Schneider, Whaling, Jackson, Meikle, James, Nill, Wally, Fullerton, D.E. Dugdal (owner), Raymond, Mgr, Moran, Shaw, Mann"
1912
358, 359: Group of football players circa 1898
360: Photogravure of "The Hunt Ball".
Photogravure by D. Appleton & Co. New York, original painting by Julius L. Stewart.
undated
361: Three surveyors near lake, Montana or Idaho circa 1898
362: Roasted venison on pole circa 1898
363: Venison and deer head on pole circa 1898
364: Logging scene with railcar and horse team circa 1898-1913
365: Bear at Spruce Creek, Atlin, B.C
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
366, 367: Hydraulic mining with high pressure hose
"Amalgamated McKee Creek Mining Co. Ltd". Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
368: Man and dog in front of shack at Venus Mine, Conrad Mines, Alaska
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
369: Aerial tramway on Montana Mountain at Conrad Mines, Alaska Signed "Muirhead 1906"
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
370: Man at entrance to Venus mine at Conrad Mines, Alaska
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
371: Man pushing cart into Venus mine at Conrad Mines, Alaska
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
372: Mining operations, probably Conrad Mines, Alaska, circa 1906
copy negative
1906
373: Man working in vault at Conrad Mines, Alaska
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1906
374: Yukon River at Miles Canyon, Canada 1901-1913
375: Miles Canyon, Yukon, Canada.
Signed "Muirhead 1906"copy negative
1905
376: Ivy-covered castle and grounds
copy negative
undated
377: Ivy covered buildings
copy negative
undated
378: Lake circa 1898-1913
379: Workers at brickworks circa 1898-1913
380: Four men in suits
copy negative
undated
381: Couple in horse drawn buggy near lake undated
382: Waterfront fire circa 1898-1913
383, 384: Man with two trained bears 1901-1913
385: Men in beached rowboats circa 1898-1913
386, 387: Men at beach campsite circa 1898-1913
388, 389: Hunters with mountain goats
copy negatives
undated
390: State Capitol building, Olympia, Washington circa 1910-1920
391: Seattle Public Library in Yesler Mansion after fire 1901
392: Residential area of northeast Seattle circa 1898-1913
393: Waterfront fire circa 1898-1913
394: Eskimo boy with dog.
Signed "Miles" copy negative
undated
395: Eskimo berry pickers, Nome, Alaska.
Signed "Dobbs" copy negative
undated
396: Two couples at campsite circa 1898-1913
397: Adelphia College 1905-1913
398: Residential street with electric trolley tracks circa 1898-1913
399: Regrade, looking east on Madison from 2nd Avenue 1907 February 23
400: Music building circa 1898-1913
401: Construction site 1906 September 29
402-408: Adelphia College 1905-1913
409: Perry Hotel under construction at Madison Street and Boren Avenue with St. James Cathedral in background 1906 November 26
410: Construction site 1906 October 13
411: Construction site with Territorial University in background 1907 June 10
412: Construction of Perry Hotel, Madison Street and Boren Ave. with Carkeek Mansion and University Club in background 1906
413: Lake Union circa 1898
417: Old Makah woman with basket 1900
420: Lincoln Hotel, Madison Street, northwest corner 4th Avenue circa 1898
421: Colonial Building, 1st Avenue, northwest corner Seneca circa 1898
422: Hotel Stevens, 1st Avenue corner Marion circa 1898
423: Indian canoe at sea circa 1898
424: Railroad cars on Railroad Avenue between Marion and Washington circa 1898
425: Pioneer Square decorated for Spanish-American volunteers circa 1898
426: Latona School group on steps, inset of building in upper left corner 1900 January 22
427: Queen Anne School circa 1898
428: S.S. Oregon at dock circa 1898
429: Mrs. Thomas Burke with her Indian war canoe circa 1898
430: Indian baskets and implements circa 1898
431: Captain James Nugent's residence, 1118 Cherry Street circa 1898
432: Hoge Building, northwest corner 2nd and Cherry Street circa 1912
433: Dexter Horton Bank, northwest corner 1st Avenue South and Washington circa 1898
434: Seattle waterfront, view southeast from Ainsworth dock, showing the Vendome and Arlington Hotels and the Vulcan Iron Works. Photographer: Wilse and Kirk
Wilse and Kirk
circa 1898
437: Green Lake circa 1898
438: Green Lake Electric Railway track on east shore of Green Lake circa 1898
439: Ferry "King County" on the ways
Photographic print mounted on cardboard.Also numbered as SHS7620.
March 6, 1900
439: Green Lake Electric Railway track on east shore of Green Lake circa 1898
440: Downtown Seattle from Beacon Hill 1899
441: Globe block, 1st Avenue, northwest corner Madison circa 1898-1913
442: Hoge Building, northwest corner 2nd and Cherry Street circa 1912
443: Chapin Building, 1st Avenue and Pike Street 1901-1913
444: Marshall and Howard Buildings, 1st Avenue near Main 1901-1913
445: Seattle National Bank Building circa 1898
446: Eitel Building, 2nd Avenue, northwest corner Pike Street 1904-1913
447: American Bank and Empire Building circa 1898-1913
448: Burke Building, 2nd Avenue, northwest corner Madison circa 1898
449: Decorated brewery wagon, 100 block Washington Street undated
450: Mrs. Rosenberg's Indian baskets circa 1898
451: Interior of Illahee with Indian baskets and fabrics circa 1898
452: Logging scene with rail car, possibly Port Crescent, Washington undated
453: Three men in overalls with model steam engine undated
454: Logging scene with skidway, Port Crescent, Washington 1901-1913
455: Logging scene, Port Crescent, Washington 1901-1913
456: Rainier Club building, 4th Avenue, southeast corner Marion circa 1898-1913
457: Indian woman and baby on beach circa 1898
458: Green Lake circa 1898
459: Hose wagon at Engine House No. 6, 101 23rd Avenue South, southwest corner Yesler Way circa 1898
460: Index Hotel on North Fork of Snohomish River, Index, Washington 1892 December
462: Steamship Alki leaving Seattle for Alaska 1898 January 15
463: Steam fire engine at Engine House No. 6, 101 23rd Avenue South circa 1898
464, 464b: Chemical Engine at Station No. 12, Broadway and Terrace Street circa 1898
465: Mouth of Salmon Bay looking east from Magnolia circa 1898
467: Queen Anne School students on steps, inset of building in upper left corner 1900 January 16
468: Hose wagon at Station No. 2, 302 Pine Street circa 1898
469: Steam fire engine at Station No. 2, 302 Pine Street circa 1898
470: Assistant Chief Ralph Cook in front of Seattle Fire Department Station No. 2, 302 Pine Street circa 1898
471: Hook and Ladder truck at Engine House No. 4, 402 Battery Street circa 1898
473: Hose Wagon #1 in front of Fire Department Headquarters, 615 Columbia Street circa 1898
474: Firemen and three wagons in front of Fire Department Headquarters, 615 Columbia Street circa 1898
475: Sailboats on Elliott Bay, Duwamish Head in distance circa 1898
476: Chemical 3 station house on Queen Anne, 103 West Lee Street circa 1898
477a: Madrona Park circa 1898
477b: Pioneer Building, 1st Avenue , northeast corner James circa 1898
478: Indian baskets circa 1898
479: United States Assay Office, 617-619 9th Avenue circa 1898
480: Construction of streetcar tracks for Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, looking east on East 40th Street 1909 March 23
481: Cascade Mountains circa 1898
482: Steam fire engine in front of Station No. 2, 302 Pine Street circa 1898
483: Cascade Mountains circa 1898
484: Mount Rainier from downtown Seattle circa 1898
485: Mount Rainier from Lake Washington 1901-1913
486: House circa 1898

Subjects

  • Geographical Names :
  • Bremerton (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Index (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Neah Bay (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Woodland Park (Seattle, Wash)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Glass negatives
  • Photographic prints
  • Subject Terms :
  • Buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Dugout canoes--Washington (State)--Neah Bay--Photographs
  • Fire stations--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Hotels--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Indian baskets--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--Photographs
  • Makah Indians--Washington (State)--Neah Bay--Photographs
  • Mining camps--Alaska--Photographs
  • Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Fire, 1889--Photographs
  • Universities & colleges--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Waterfronts--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs

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