Guide to the Scandinavian Americans in the Pacific Northwest Photograph Collection
1890s-1970s

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Title: Scandinavian Americans in the Pacific Northwest Photograph Collection
Dates: 1890s-1970s ( inclusive )
Quantity: 338 photographic prints and 1 tintype (6 boxes)
Location of Collection: Materials are located in Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries. For more information about this collection including links to additional digital content, please connect to the finding aid on the University of Washington website.
Collection Number: 51
Summary: Photographic images of Scandinavian-American individuals and institutions in the Pacific Northwest, 1890s-1970s
Repository: University of Washington Libraries
Special Collections
Languages: Collection materials are in English.  
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Content Description

The collection documents the lives of individuals of Scandinavian origin in the Pacific Northwest from the 1890s to the 1970s. It focuses specifically on immigrants from Sweden, Norway, and Finland (although it also includes peoples of Icelandic and Danish origin) and the industries they developed, as well as their cultural associations and benefit societies. The collection contains photographic images of individuals; members of benefit societies like Vasa Order of America and the International Order of Odd Fellows; choirs; dance groups and theater productions; events like the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909; industries as varied as logging, iron production, and journalism; and educational institutions such as Adelphia College in Seattle. The pictures were taken by individuals as well as photograph studios like Grady Photography and Nordlund's Foto Company. Many of the images are accompanied by text in Scandinavian languages. Square brackets surrounding a word indicates that an attempt has been made to decipher the spelling.

Historical Background

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many people of Scandinavian origin came to the United States in search of arable land, economic security, religious freedom, and the opportunity for social mobility. Many settled in rural farming areas in the Midwest; a growing number found work in urban industry or entrepreneurship. As Scandinavian Americans achieved economic success, they developed distinct religious, cultural, and political organizations. By the end of the Civil War, many Scandinavian Americans once again left the familiar communities they had developed and relocated to the western frontier.

These western settlers were struck by the Pacific Northwest's physical similiarity to their Scandinavian homelands. The abundance of mountains, forests, and waterways provided economic opportunities in familiar vocations, namely logging, boatbuilding, and fishing. Transcontinental travel via the railroad and information from western settlers enticed greater numbers of people, and the 1880s was consequently a period of widespread migration to the Pacific Northwest, specifically the Washington Territory.

Scandinavians migrating from the Midwest as well as immigrating from Europe quickly comprised a significant portion of Washington's rapidly growing population. They worked in many sectors of the economy and developed social, political, religious, and cultural institutions that celebrated their heritage; eased the transition to the new area; provided aid to settlers, the unemployed, or the widowed; and encouraged commonly accepted values like temperance. These groups also sponsored festivals and celebrations at holiday time as well as song, dance, and theater performances. Publications in native languages became widely available and covered news from the Old Country as well as local issues.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The photographs are arranged in six series: I. Portraits; II. Northwest Scandinavian Societies; III. Northwest Scandinavian Cultural Groups; IV. Northwest Scandinavian Life; V. Education; VI. Miscellaneous Scandinavian.

Additional Reference Guides :  

To view selections from the collection in digital format, you can view the finding aid on the University of Washington website

Processing Note :  

Processed by Micheline Lopez, 2003.

Item ID number 119 was not used.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Portraits
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Portraits A-St: individual and family
Box/Folder
1/1 1: Hjalmar "Elmer" Anderson with Johan August Leonard Carlsson
1/1 2: Hjalmar "Elmer" Anderson with unidentified man
box-folder:oversize
3/1 3: Asgeir Asgeirson from Forseti Island, Iceland
Sigrid [illeg.] Faega & Co., Reykjavik, Iceland (photographer)
1/2 4: Tatiana Angelini
James J. Kriegsmann, New York (photographer)
Name written on back of photograph nearly illegible, possibly "Aug."
1/3 5: Gunnar Barlund, boxer from Finland, managed by Paul Damski
1/3 6: Olav Boen (1881-after 1975)
1/3 7: Henry and Addie Brinson ca. 1940
1/4 8: Johan August Leonard Carlsson [also Gust Carlsson] (June 29,1883-June 29, 1952)
Frank W. Medlar, Spencer, Iowa (photographer)
Carlsson was killed as a pedestrian in Portland, Or..See also item 1.
1/5 9: J. Carlson, painter and decorator, Tacoma, Wash.
Kincade (photographer)
1/6 10: John B Carlson, Ethel Boline, Alfred Swanson, Helen Malmquist, and Nels Anderson, officers of festival in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 1937
1/7 11: Martin Carlson, director, Vasa Male Chorus, Tacoma, Wash.
1/8 12: Gyda Christoferson b. Aug. 5, 1892, in Harg at Steigen, Norway
Biography included in folder.
1/9 13: Oscar Earlson, Director [Vasa?], Portland, Or.
1/10 14: Charles Ecklund at Fox Island, Wash., b. March 21, 1871, at Örebro, Sweden
Biography included in folder.
ca. 1946
1/11 15: Frida Ehrenstam, a member of Vasa Harmony Lodge, in traditional costume
1/12 16: Ossian Engelke in Denver, Colo. July 1929
1/12 17: Ossian Engelke with Carl [Gylfe?] ca. 1941
1/13 18: Dr. Eisen
Photograph of a painting by Wilford Conrow.
July 1937
1/14 19: Erickson family portrait
1/14 20: Algot Erickson
Lafayette Photos (photographer)
1/15 21: Men and cat on the deck of a ship
Shown are O.P. Erikson, Johan Egardh, Daniel Johanson, [next two names illeg.], Nels Gillgren, [next four names illeg.].
Gunn Family 1918-1925
Box/Folder
1/16 22-23: Robert and Mrs. Gunn with Leila and Hans in Stockholm, Sweden July 15, 1921
1/16 24: Hans Gunn 1921
1/16 25-27: Leila Gunn 1918-1924
1/16 28: Hans Gunn 1925
1/17 29: Dr. O.L. Haavik, minister of Ballard First Lutheran Church
Edward Johanson, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
ca. 1950
1/18 30: Augusta Hagaman, b. Oct 28, 1869, Gösslunda Forsamting Skarbors lan
box-folder:oversize
3/1 30a: Jónas Hallgrimsson
Reproduction of painting on cardboard backing.Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) was a notable Icelandic poet and scientist.
1/19 31-32: Hellstrom Family
Grady, Seattle, Wash. and Ella Barnett, New York (photographer)
Family members included Oscar, Cecilia, and Billy.
1/19 33: Oscar Hellstrom, second from left, with group in front of ship May 3, 1936
1/20 34: Martin Johanson with elderly people at a meal
Bill Templeton (photographer)
Johanson founded the Millionaire Club in 1921 to provide food, clothing, and temporary jobs for the homeless. Now located on Western Avenue, downtown Seattle, Wash.
1/20 35: Martin Johanson receiving "document of endorsement" by Governor Daniel Evans ca.1965-1977
1/21 36-39: Tor Johnson, wrestler, Pike Recreation Center
Advertisers Photo Service, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/22 40: Walter Johnson
Fletcher (photographer)
1/23 41: Thoralf Jorgensen on troller boat Leda
Alf Ottersen (photographer)
Oct. 3, 1959
1/24 42: Aug. Lindwall
1/ 42a-b: Svante E. Löfgren, postmaster of Prevost, Wash.
Gift: Mrs. Svante Lofgren, 1957.
1/25 43: Ellen Lund , Vasa member, in traditional costume, possibly for Portland Rose Festival
1/26 44: John Lund and J. Anderson, businessmen in Tacoma and pioneers of Dawson, Alaska
E.A. Lynn, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
1/27 45: Alfred H Lundin, president, Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1/28 46-51: Consul Lundquist, Lucia [illeg.], Berglund
Mulholland Studios, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/29 52: Sigvard Malmberg, editor, Weekly News, Stockholm, Sweden
[Bergne?] (photographer)
1/30 53: Mrs. D. Nordquist , Noble Order of Vasa, in traditional costume, Portland, Or.
1/31 54: Man identified as A.O. Norman, musician and policeman in Tacoma, Wash. and pioneer of Nome, Alaska
J.P. Aaberg, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
1/31 55: Man identified as A.O. Norman in police uniform, Tacoma, Wash.
Lindahl (photographer)
1/32 56: Mrs. Anna Osbeck , Ladies of Viking, in traditional costume
1/33 57: A.W. Parshley, attorney-at-law, Portland, Or. Jan. 10, 1910
1/33 58: A.W. Parshley, attorney-at-law, Portland, Or.
Cal Calvert, Washington Street entrance to City Park (photographer)
box-folder:oversize
3/2 58a: Hallgrimur Pietursson
Hallgrímur Pétursson [spelling varies] (1614 – October 27, 1674) was an Icelandic poet and minister. He was an influential pastor during the Age of Orthodoxy in Iceland, and he played a major role in the creation of the Lutheran hymnody.
1/34 59-62: Ragnar children, parents, and grandparents 1919
1/34 62: Ragnar family at Wid Fais Grave
1/35 63: John Rosen, Seattle, Wash.
1/36 64: John Salater and crew of fishing boat, Isbergs Point, Puget Sound
ca. 1897
1/37 65: John Sandberg (businessman in Tacoma and Olympia, Wash.) and his wife
Judd, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
1/38 66: Ole Sandberg (businessman in Tacoma and Yakima, Wash.) and his wife
box-folder:oversize
3/2 66a: Jón Sigurdsson
Reproduction of painting on cardboard.Jón Sigurdsson (1811-1879) was an Icelandic scholar and political leader who spearheaded the Icelandic struggle for independence during the 19th century.
1/39 67: Ernst and Ellen Skarstedt July 1926
1/40 68: Laurence A Steinhardt, U.S. minister to Sweden, 1933-37
H.T. Koshiba, New York, N.Y. (photographer)
1/40 69: Mrs. Laurence A. Steinhardt
Photograph of a painting by Roland Hinton Perry.
Portraits:Vilma Sundborg
Box/Folder
1/41 70-71: Vilma Sundborg and Sonia Nordstrom in A National Dance, New York
Otto Sarony Co. (photographer)
1/41 72: Vilma Sundborg
H. George, Pontiac (photographer)
1919
1/41 73-76: Vilma Sundborg
H. George, Pontiac (photographer)
Two copies of item 73.
1/41 77: Vilma Sundborg
Bushnell, San Francisco, Calif. (photographer)
1/41 78: Vilma Sundborg in costume with group
Webster, Des Moines, Iowa (photographer)
1/41 79: Vilma Sundborg
HJH [illeg.], N.Y. (photographer)
1/41 80: Vilma Sundborg
Horner Studio, Brooklyn, N.Y. (photographer)
1/41 81-85: Vilma Sundborg, various costumes and poses
1/41 86: Drawing signed by Vilma Sundborg
Portraits:Su-W: individual and family
Box/Folder
1/42 87: Author Lennart Sundstrom presenting a copy of The Face of Sweden to HRH Prince Bertil of Sweden
1/42 88: Svenson family group: Ida Gawell-Blumenthal, Emanuel Svenson, Karl J. Svenson, and Franklin E.F. Reed Swenson holding "deed of gift"
1/42 89: Mr. and Mrs. Swanson on their wedding day
1/43 90: Olav Ulland
1/44 91: Eggard (Ole) and Ericksona (Emma) Myhrer Urdahl wedding, Poulsbo, Wash. Dec. 22, 1904
1/45 92: John Utterstram in log cabin
Acme Engraving Co., Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1/46 93: [Wallentin?] and Sonya Helena - man and little girl, Chicago, Ill. Feb. 13, 1913
1/47 94: Mary Westin , Runeberg Order, in traditional costume
Group of young Swedish women, Seattle, Wash.
Gift: Albert Anderson, Nov. 18, 1957.
Box/Folder
1/47 94a: Portrait of fourteen young women
Top row: Martha Johnson, Ida Nyberg, Rena Bjorklund, Hulla Abrahamson (married name: Mrs. Pele Carlson of Bainbridge Island); middle row: Anna Gibson, Ida Gibson, Julia Johnson, Hilda Carlson, Anna Carlson; bottom row: Signe Larson, Bertha Johnson, Esther Johnson, Hilda Holmberg, Viva Johnson.
1910
1/47 94b: Portrait of young women from article in Svenska Posten August 14, 1957
Portraits: sailors
Box/Folder
1/48 95: Capt. Andrew A. Anderson and wife
Enlarged copy of smaller photo with wife, poor quality.
1941
1/48 96: Capt. Erik Arntsen
1/48 97: Capt. Severin K. Gilje painted portrait
1/48 98: Capt. Helmer L. Halverson and Marion Nelson Halverson
1/48 99-100: Thoralf Jorgensen 1912-1913
1/48 101: Capt. Thor Hedemark Lea
1/48 102: Capt. Sverre Rustad
1/48 103: Capt. Einar Thomsen
1/48 104: WWI-era ships and crew members ca. 1917
Portraits: unidentified
Box/Folder
2/1 105: Group in front of 203 Western Avenue, one block north of old Armory, Seattle, Wash.
Belstad and Edenholm are identified.
1895
2/2 106: Man standing next to mannequin of Native American Aug. 1912
2/3 107: Mother and baby Oct. 6, 1916
2/4 108: Group of men
On item: “First winter in Seattle.”
1917
2/5 109: Group of men
On item: “The original bachelors, when 3 were married. Now 7 are married.”
1919
2/6 110: Woman tending vegetable garden and man in doorway of house 1919
2/7 111-118: Portraits
Campion, Spokane, Wash. (item 111), [Davis?], Seattle, Wash. (item 114), Carl Klein, Universal Atelier, Helsinki, Finland (item 115) (photographer)
2/7 119: Portrait of two men against studio backdrop of natural scene

Tintype
Tintype has been hand-tinted to give pink coloring to the men's cheeks. Hand-tinting was a common technique in tintype portraiture.
undated
2/8 120-128: Portraits
2/9 129-131: Outdoor group, probably Seattle
Theo Hall, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Item 131 shows same group as in Hall photographs.
box-folder:oversize
3/2 132: Group on wooden plank sidewalk outside house, possibly Everett, Wash.
B.J. Brush (photographer)
box-folder:oversize
3/3 133: Group at base of knoll, probably Sweden - Uppsala Hagar
Olof Ostling, Uppsala Waksalagatan (photographer)
box-folder:oversize
3/4 134: Group of women in uniforms, possibly a drill team
Arntzen Studio (photographer)

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Northwest Scandinavian societies
Container(s)
Description
Dates
International Organization of Good Templars (IOGT): grand lodges
Box/Folder
2/10 135: Scandinavian Grand Lodge, Seattle, Wash. Oct. 1, 1908
box-folder:oversize
3/5 136: Scandinavian Grand Lodge of Washington fourth annual session, Seattle, Wash. 1911
box-folder:oversize
3/6 137: Members, sixth annual session of Western Scandinavian Grand Lodge, Tacoma, Wash.
Peterson (photographer)
Oct. 2-4, 1913
2/11 138: Western Scandinavian Grand Lodge members, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 31, 1941
International Organization of Good Templars (IOGT): lodges
Box/Folder
2/12 139: Lodge #20 members, Preston, Wash. 1911
box-folder:oversize
3/7 140: Grays Harbor Light Lodge #256 members, Grays Harbor, Wash.
Names included on back (from bottom to top), First row: 1. Charly Carlson, 3. Charly Runquist, 4. John Nelson, 5. Holmgren, 6. Anna Swedberg, 7. Fred Erickson. Second row: 1. Carl Feldin, 3. William Pederson, 4. Mary Sigstedt, 5. Anton Sigstedt, 6. Molie Sanders, 7. Emil Feldin, 8. Oskar Carlson, 9. Jenny Alander, 11. Fred Wilson, 12. Fritz Carlson. Third row: 2. Mr. Lindberg, 5. Otto [Srom?]. Fourth row: 1. Louis Lindquist, 2. Erik Johnson, 3. Ida Johnson, 4. Ellen [Alander?], 5. Mimie Anderson, 6. Kristina Anderson, 8. Tekla Moller.
1906
International Organization of Good Templars (IOGT): picnics
Box/Folder
2/13 141: Scandinavian Good Templar Lodge members at picnic, Seattle, Wash.
Names included on photograph, First row (seated third from right): Alf [Anderson?]. Third row: 5. Alf Sanden.
ca. 1900
2/14 142: IOGT members at picnic, Aberdeen, Wash.
Electric Studio (photographer)
Names included on back: 1. Axel Smith, 2. [Pelof?] Olson, 3. Bill Anderson, 4. John Brunstrom, 5. Henry Carlson, 6. Oscar Olson, 7. [Einar Lundborn?], 8. [Oscar Lundborn?], 9. Gust Lundborn, 10. Mrs. Einar Lundborn.
1908
2/15 143: Seattle temperance groups, picnic at Alki Point, Seattle, Wash. 1913
International Organization of Good Templars (IOGT): Tacoma, Wash.
box-folder:oversize
3/8 144: Members outside Valhalla Temple, probably Tacoma
3/9 145: Members, possibly Tacoma
F.J. Lee (photographer)
Names included on back, top row, left to right: [G.?] Dahl, O. Olson, Silvia [Svostrou?], S. [Sundtrudt?], R. Rasmussen. Middle row, left to right: E. Lundquist, J.E. Swanson, A. Swanson, Kristina [Dahl?], [illeg.]. Bottom row, left to right: N. [Haustad?], S. [illeg.], A [illeg.], C.J. Engsall, G. [illeg.].
Box/Folder
2/16 146: Members, Tacoma, Wash.
Forsberg Studio, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
International Organization of Odd Fellows (IOOF)
box-folder:oversize
3/10 147: Anchor Lodge #221 past noble grands, Seattle, Wash.
Johnson (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Gust Walgren, Herman Peterson, Albert Ericson, J.W. Nordstrom, Charles Swanson, J.E. Hellenius. Middle row, left to right: E.W. Henderson, E.R. Peterson, M.J. Rumin, Robert [Challman?], Peter J. Adamson, Carl J. Smith. Top row, left to right: Oscar Kalberg, Sture Moline, C.R. Linden, Albert Dahl, Dan Walgren, Andrew Olson.
1914
Box/Folder
2/17 148: Anchor Lodge #221 past noble grands, Seattle, Wash., Sept 15, 1905 – Sept 15, 1915
Crescent Paint Co. Pictures and Framing, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on back, top row, left to right: J.W. Nordstrom, Charles Swanson, Gost Walgren, J.E. Helenius, Andrew Olson, Peter Adamson, Ernest Peterson. Middle row, left to right: Carl Smith, E.W. Henderson, Carl Linden, Albert Ericson, Robert [Chaltman?], Martin Rumen, Dan Walgren, Nedre Raden. Bottom row, left to right: Albert Dahl, Oscar Kalberg, Sture Molin, Carl G. Benson, S.A. Gunderson, Capt. John Wahlborg, Victor Lysell.
3/11 149: Anchor Lodge #221 canton group, Seattle, Wash.
Johnson (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: C.R. Linden, Axel Morris, unknown. Top row, left to right: Peter Adamson, Ernst Peterson, Albert Ericson.
Vasa Order of America: events
Box/Folder
2/18 150: Members at convention, Hoquiam, Wash. 1917
2/19 151: Vasa Children’s Club (Barnklubbers), Swedish American Lines steamer Stockholm from New York July 5, 1924
2/20 152-153: Vasa 50th Årsjubileum, Seattle, Wash.
Roger Dudley (photographer)
2/21 154: Vasa Swedish Retirement Home fund raising booth
2/22 155: Vasa Park entrance, Lake Sammamish, Wash.
Vasa Order of America: glee club
Box/Folder
2/23 156: Members, Harmony Park
Gowan Photo, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
May 24, 1925
box-folder:oversize
3/12 157: Vasa Glee Club, Seattle, Wash., led by H.P. Sather 1919
box-folder:oversize
3/13 158: Vasa Glee Club 1920
Vasa Order of America lodges: Arbetels Lodge
Box/Folder
2/24 159: Member picnic, Lake Washington 1919
Vasa Order of America lodges: Klippan Lodge
Box/Folder
2/25 160: Vasa Lodges Klippan and Frihet members at picnic, Seattle, Wash. July 1922
2/26 161: Lodge #228 members, West Seattle, Wash.
Two copies.
ca. 1937
2/27 162: Women’s group
Nordlund’s Foto Co (photographer)
2/28 163-165: Women’s choral group
2/29 166: At Vasa 45th Årsfest
Roger Dudley (photographer)
2/30 167: Lodge #228 drill team
Johanson Studio, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on back.
2/31 168: Probably lodge officers
Johanson Studio, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
2/32 169: Group of children in traditional costumes, possibly a lodge dance group
Vasa Order of America lodges: Linnea Lodge #174
Box/Folder
2/33 170: Parade float, probably drill team
Vasa Order of America lodges: Norrskenet Lodge #189, Hoquiam, Wash.
Newspaper articles and other explanatory material included with the gift of items 170a- are filed with the collection case file.Lodge formed June 27, 1924.
Box/Folder
2/33 170a: Studio portrait of Norrskenet Lodge members (nine men and three women)
Daylight Studio, Hoquiam, Wash. (photographer)
undated
2/33 170b: Vasa Order of America members, probably connected with Hoquiam lodge, on a picnic in Montesano, Wash. July 30, 1916
2/33 170c: Norrskenet Ladies Drill Team
Martin Studio, Aberdeen, Wash. (photographer)
Included in photo: Mrs. Halvarson, Miss Anna Anderson, Mrs. Victor Anderson, Mrs. Nels D. Nelson, Mrs. Mary Sjöblom, Mrs. Katarina Kristrom, Mrs. Arthur Oberg, Andra Raden, Mrs. Alva Martin, Miss Signe Berg, Mrs. Anna Sandberg, Mrs. Selma Liné, Mrs. Tilda Moller, Mrs. Vendla Lindberg, Mrs. Fred Carlson.
1928
3 170d: Distriktmotetgathering in Everett, Wash., probably associated with Norrskenet Lodge
Caption includes some names of individuals in the photograph, some illegible. Legible names are: Knut Engdahl, Otto Grandstrom, Ivan Pearson, Nels D. Nelson, William Patterson, Alfred Gruen.
1915
2/ 170e: Distriktmotetgathering in Tacoma, Wash., probably associated with Norrskenet Lodge
T.J. Lee, Tacoma, Wash.
Caption includes some names of individuals in the photograph, some illegible. Legible names are: Otto Grandström, Mrs. Grandström, Albert Dahl, Alfred Gruen, Paul J. Larson, Nels D. Nelson, Emil Sandren.
1922
Vasa Order of America lodges: North Star Lodge #145
Box/Folder
2/34 171: Folk dance group
Names included on photograph: 1. A.L. Hegstrom, 2. Max Anderson, 3. Hubert Leif.
ca. 1914
2/35 172: Officers
Names included on back, left to right: Gust Carlson, C.E. Carlson, Albert Nicholson, Ludwig Hegstrom, J.E. Anderson, Oscar F. Johnson, Victor B. Olson, Anna Carlson, Gust Nilson, Hjalmer Anderson, Rina Bjorklund, Arthur Swanson, Ivan Pearson, Knut F. Engdahl, Vendla Swanson, Hubert A. Lei, Mrs. Alf Olson, Oscar Stenberg, H. Sahlin.
1915
2/36 173: Tug of war team winners at Scandinavian picnic
Martin, Spokane, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on back, top row, left to right: Robert Strand, A.L. Hegstrom, [illeg.] Johnson, Gust Nelson. Bottom row, left to right: Ed Hokanson, John A. Anderson, [illeg.].
May 31, 1915
Vasa Order of America lodges: Pacific Northwest Lodge #13
box-folder:oversize
3/14 174: Bellingham lodge delegates at Seattle, Wash.
Johnson, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on photograph.Two copies.
1912
Box/Folder
2/37 175: Members, Everett, Wash. 1915
3/15 176: At convention in Portland, Or.
Two copies.
ca. 1915
3/16 177: At convention in Seattle, Wash.
Johnson, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
1919
3/17 177a: At Valhalla Temple, Tacoma, Wash.
Associated Photo Service Inc., Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
Sept. 5-7, 1936
Vasa Order of America lodges: Urania Lodge #414
Box/Folder
2/38 178: Dance group, Bellingham, Wash.
Sandison (photographer)
Names included on back, standing, left to right: Rose Johanson, Axel Lundberg, Ethel Evertz, Carl Olin, Evelin Strand, Oscar Asplund. Seated, left to right: George Lindstrom, Karen Anderson, Alice Evertz, Gust Anderson.
1922
2/39 179: Tulip Parade float, Bellingham, Wash.
Sandison (photographer)
Names included on back, left to right: Sire Jacobson, John Hogberg, Emel Nelson, Casper Ogard, John Nelson.
May 1-3, 1924
2/40 180: Vasa district convention arrangements committee members, Urania Lodge #414, Bellingham
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Knute Evertz, John L. Hogberg, Mrs. Mary Curry, E.J. Bjorkquist (general chairman), Mrs. John Peterson, Axel Lindquist, Mrs. John Englund. Middle row, leeft to right: Mrs. John L. Hogberg, Sigfrid Obrink, Mrs. Siri Smith, Mrs. Knute Evertz, Mrs. Robt. Eckberg, Mrs. Oscar Brandt, Mrs. Olof Selander, Carl Asplund, Olaf Selander. Top row, left to right: Robt. Eckberg, Arvid Osblom, Helmer Rudd, Oscar Brandt, August Matson, Carl Kindlund, John Englund, Carl Lindquist.
Sept. 1934
2/41 181: Tulip Parade float “Midsummer Day in Sweden” [with Birgit Westman], Bellingham, Wash. 1952
Vasa Order of America: Male Chorus
box-folder:oversize
4/1 182: Vasa Male Chorus, Tacoma, Wash.
H.A. Crosley (photographer)
.See also item 11.Names included on back, first row (top), left to right: Carl Boli, Ernest Carlson, Gust Johnson, Alfred Person, Nels Person, Henry Person, Leonard Svedberg, Carl Svedberg, Elof Lindbeck. Second row, left to right: [illeg.], Charley Lagstrom, John Berglund, Alfred Person, Clarence Person, Elmer Person, John Ostrom, Gotfred Lund, Carl Allan. Third row, left to right: Harold Bergstedt, Stammond Kalle, Nels Lindgren, Ch. Quarnstrom, Martin Carlson (Ledare), Elmer Wilson, Carl Nelson, William Hoglund, Louis Person. Fourth row, left to right: Albin Danielson, Gust Petterson, Emil Bertle, Axel Carlson, Gunnar Blomberg, P.O. Petterson, Eric Freed, Gust Moller. Fifth row, left to right: Wm. Anderson, Gunnar Hogberg, Hugo Johnson, Helge Gustavson, John Blixt, John Wikstrom, Arvid Lindgren, Valfrid Lutter, John Erickson. Sixth row, left to right: Hjalmer Swanson, Axel Jackson, John Nelson, Allan Person, Sven Sundgren, Carl Person.
1922
Vasa Order of America: Order of Seattle Flag Bearers
Box/Folder
2/42 183: Vasa Order of Seattle flag bearers
Walter A. Green (photographer)
Names included on back, left to right: Bruce Wickler, Jonas Nordwal, Richard Ober.
Vasa Order of America: portraits
Box/Folder
2/43 184: Ellen Lund
, Mary Westin
, Frida Ehrenstam
, Mrs. D. Nordquist
, and Anna Osbeck in traditional costume
Societies: other
Box/Folder
2/44 185: Knights of Pythias Jerome Lodge #73, Spring Gulch Coal Mine, Colo.
Charles Eklund “last person to the right, 3rd row.”
1893
2/45 186: Order of Runeberg Chorus, Gray’s Harbor, Wash.
Handwritten on verso: Runebergkoren i Grays Harbr., Miss Anna Anderson, Perigent.
2/46 187: Order of Runeberg Chorus, Finland tour
Foto-Kuva, Grandell, Jakobstad, Pietarsaari (photographer)
1956
box-folder:oversize
4/2 188: Scandinavian-American Democratic Club members, Vasa Park, Lake Sammamish, Wash.
Nordlund Photo (photographer)
Names included on photograph: Albert Dahl, first on the left standing; Victor Lysell, first on the right standing.
Aug. 1, 1937
2/47 189: Scandinavian Brotherhood of America Pacific Grand Lodge, Seattle, Wash. 1913
box-folder:oversize
4/3 190: Scandinavian Brotherhood of America convention, Odin Hall, Spokane, Wash.
Charles A. Libby (photographer)
Caption on image: CA Libby, '16, 12729x.
1914
2/48 191: Scandinavian Fraternity of America, Seattle Lodge #61, drill team members, Butte, Mont., convention
Names included on back, top row, left to right: Matilda Johnson, Hanna Ek, Gladys King, Ebba Grandstrom, Hilda Johnson, Hilda Olson, Lottie Person, Anna Richardson, Ina Ek, Edith Dalstrom, Olivia [Sinder?]. Middle row, left to right: Jennie Olson, Anna Johnson, Gennie Granstrom, Valborg Erickson, Blanch Haleson, Mathilda Halstrom, Esther Oquist, Emma Anderson, Nina Grot, Ester Oquist. Bottom row, left to right: Anna Tolefson, Hazel Dahlby, Ester Sito, Lillian Bradle, Beda [Sheel?], Anna Carlson, Cecilia Martenson, Tillie Petterson.
May 8, 1927
box-folder:oversize
4/4 192: Swedish Mission church youth association, Seattle, Wash.
Moon-Wills (photographer)
Names included on photograph.
1908
2/49 193: University of Washington Scandinavian Club members’ picnic, Seattle, Wash. June 1913
Scandinavian Society event for Vice President Richard M. Nixon, Portland, Ore.
Photographs probably from 1961, after Vice President Nixon left office.Gift of Mrs. A. Nelson of Portland, Ore., 1957.
Box/Folder
2/49 193a: Exterior of Portland's Original Smorgasbord
Banner advertises Nixon's visit on Tuesday October 26th.
undated
2/49 193b: Vice President Richard Nixon with members of the Scandinavian Club undated

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Northwest Scandinavian Cultural Groups
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Musical Groups: American Union of Swedish Singers (AUSS) Pacific Coast Division
box-folder:oversize
4/5 194: At first convention, atop Mt. Tamas Piles, overlooking San Francisco, Calif. 1907
4/6 195: Convention picnic, Fortuna Park, Mercer Island, Wash. 1909
4/7 196: Convention, Seattle, Wash.
Nordlund’s (photographer)
1922
4/8 197: Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah 1934
Musical Groups: Choirs B-Sw
box-folder:oversize
4/9 198: Brage Swedish chorus, Ballard, Seattle
4/10 199: Frälsnings-Arnen Band, Seattle, Wash.
Brandt (photographer)
1914
4/11 200: Harmony Singing Society, Seattle, Wash.
Peterson Studio Photo (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Anna Ronquist, Anna Sjodin, Ida Swanson, Lilly Hedberg, [illeg.], [illeg.], Clara Larson, Stella Wallin, Jenny Anderson [Erickson], Lilly Anderson. Middle row, left to right: Emma Bergstedt, Anna Carlson [Whalen], Helen Nord [Svardal?], Marta Sjodin, Gertrud Olson, Kristina Erickson [Billmark?], Hattie Edenholm, Emmy Erickson [Berg]. Top row, left to right: Sigfrid Backman, Nore Aronson, Josef Hammarberg, H.P. Sather, Carl Anderson, Oscar Abramson, Algot [Hellman?], Elmer Nylin.
ca. 1914
4/12 201: Icelandic Men’s Chorus, Seattle, Wash.
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Hoseas Thorlakson, Brantz Sumarlidason, Sigurdur Helgason (leader), Sigurdur Stefanson. Middle row, left to right: Bjorn Erlingson, Einar Jonsson, [illeg.], Torfi Sigurdson, Halldor Halldorson, Paul Bjornson. Top row, left to right: Arni Sumarlidason, Skuli Bergman, Sveinn Arnason, Gunnar Matthiasson, Karl Frederick, Jon Thorbergson, Askill Sigtrig.
ca. 1910
4/13 202: Jubel choir, First Swedish Baptist Church, Seattle, Wash.
Moon & Wills (photographer)
The First Swedish Baptist Church is now the Central Baptist Church, 9th and Pine Streets.Names included on back.
1908
Box/Folder
2/50 203: Lyran Swedish singing club, Portland, Or.
Names included on back, left to right: Erik Frantz, [illeg.], Eskil Swanson, Ernest Rosengren, Julius Karlquist, Edwin Larson, Ragnar Stromquist, [illeg.] Magnuson, leader Enoch Elmgren, John Elmgren, Magnus Ulin, Knut Green, Oliver Stromquist, Theo Lindroth, Ed Ulin.
1910
Box/Folder
2/51 204: Mixed Harmony Choir members, director Carl [Jeed?] 1936-1937
Box/Folder
2/52 205: Swedish Glee Club of Everett
Vikdal (photographer)
Names included on back, left to right: John Rosenblom, Geo Johnson, leader Phillip Hillstrom, Carl Burquist, Harry Anderson, John Bystrom, David Dahlin, Carl Smedlund, Gunnar Smedlund, Linus Westman, Joel Okerstrom, Jack Anderson, Arvid Dahlin, Mr. Myers, Gust Smedlund, Otto Granstrom, Erick Nordbery, Mr. Anderson, Ed Swanson, Willard Erlandson, Walter Edfast, Justin Lind, Adolf Gotberg, Mr. Hagglund, Rudolph [Hultman?].
ca. 1918
mapcase
M269 205a: Swedish Glee Club of Tacoma
Peterson Studio, Tacoma, Wash. (photographer)
Oval portraits of glee club members glued to cardboard backing.Note originally attached to photo board contains names of individuals in the photograph. Note is filed with collection case file.Written on verso: Directors: Olle Bull, P.O. Peterson, George Johnson, Per Olson, Pastor Blomquist.
[Top row left to right]: Elaf Lindbeck, Louis Wickström, Louis Landström, Andrew Larson, J.M.A. Hulten, Peter Westlund. [2nd row from top left to right]: Nels Person, Nels Larson, Gust Callson, George Johnson (director) [center photo], Gustav Parson, Victor Lindholm, Alfred Sundell. [3rd row from top left to right]: Carl Hellström, Emil Bertil, P.O. Peterson, Olaf Nordgren. [4th row from top left to right]: Bertil Nordblad, Martin Carlson, Beckman, Algat Högberg, John Berglund, Sundberg, Carl Anderson, Gustav Björklund.
ca. 1904-1905
Musical Groups: Svea Male Chorus and Svea Band
Box/Folder
5/1 206: Svea members, Seattle, Wash.
Eggard & Erickson (photographer)
Names included on front, bottom row, left to right: C. Peterson, O. Peterson, C.F. Wallin, O. Berg, H.P. Sather, president N.B. Nelson, [illeg.] Rood. Middle row, left to right: [illeg.] Hokanson, K. Anderson, N. Nelson, Frank Anderson, P.O. Sorman, Emil Johnson, Olander F[illeg.]. Top row, left to right: Gust Falk, Erni Anderson, Walter Nasstrom, Alex Engstrom, Oscar Ohlson, Oscar Moberg, Carl Faclen.
1905
box-folder:oversize
4/14 207: Svea members, Spokane, Wash., directed by Professor Krantz ca. 1906
5/2 208: Svea members, Spokane, Wash.
Names included on photograph: John Nelson (fifth from left), Alf Sanden (sixth from left), [illeg.] Bark (leader holding flute).
ca. 1906
box-folder:oversize
4/15 209: Svea members, Spokane, Wash.
C.A. Palmer (photographer)
ca. 1907
box-folder:oversize
4/16 210: Svea members, Seattle, Wash.
James & Bushnell (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Daniel Larson, Linus Johnson, F. Jonson, Eric Shellberg, C. Johnson. Middle row, left to right: Frits Hult, O. Anderson, president N.B. Nelson, director H.P. Sather, C.F. Wallin, Emil Johnson, Carl Lindberg. Top row, left to right: H. Hokanson, W. Halleson, G. Lindholm, O. Petterson, Gust Falk, Oscar Moberg, C. Fallin, P.O. Sorman, O. Shonbeck.
1907
box-folder:oversize
4/17 211: Svea members, Seattle, Wash.
James & Bushnell (photographer)
Names included on back.
1909
5/3 212-215: Svea members and guests toasting at convention picnic, Fortuna Park, Mercer Island, Wash.
Item #212 shows members of the Columbia Male Chorus of Portland, Or.Names included on photograph, left to right: Albert Brodie, Lilian Borgquist, Ed. Anderson, Annie Mattson, E.R. Stromquist.
1909
5/4 216: Svea members at dedication of hotel in Preston, Wash.
Names included on back, top row, left to right: [illeg.] Seagren, [illeg.] Hillstrom, Carl Thorslund, [illeg.] Rosenblom, Robert Gedlund, Gustof Falk, Oscar Moberg, [illeg.] Nelson, [illeg.] Wickstrom, Carl Seaholm. Bottom row, left to right: Dan Larson, [illeg.] Halleson, S. Hakanson, Erik Shellberg, director [illeg.] Godin, accompanist Hattie Edenholm, C.J. Erickson, Oscar Peterson, Oscar Olson, Carl Tenggren, Carl Lindberg.
1912
box-folder:oversize
4/18 217: Men in tuxedos, probably Svea members, Providence, R.I.
Y.E. Rose (photographer)
1913
5/5 218: Svea members
Bushnell, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: [illeg.] Ehrlin, Th. Mattson, H.P. Sather, Bob Gedlund, Frits Hult, B. Nylin, E. Nelson. Middle row, left to right: C. Carlson, E. Falund, Gosta Loftman, G. Hellstrom, K. Lagergren, Karl Thorslund, Oscar Olson, Oscar Moberg, Martin Nystrom. Top row, left to right: V. Oberg, C. Asplund, F. Lindstrom, D. Dahlin, Eric Shellberg, D. Okerstrom, J. Nelson.
1917
5/6 219: Svea members and guests at picnic, Silverdale, Wash. 1920
5/6 220: Svea members
Nordlund Foto (photographer)
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Eric Shellberg, Alfred Frycksell, Joe Hammerberg, H.P. Sather, Frits Hult, Daniel Larson. Middle row, left to right: Albert Anderson, Linus Ruth, Frank Olson, Carl Engberg, Elmer Ohrne, Carl Seaholm, Linus Johnson, Carl Thorslund, Bob Gedlund, F. Carlson, O. Albertson, Oscar Strom, Emil Johnson. Top row, left to right: Frank Norman, John Nelson, C. Hallgren, Frank Strom, Bob Eckberg, O. Westling, Oscar Ohlson, Axel Erickson, Carl Adams, Claus Frans.
1922
box-folder:oversize
6/1 221: Svea members, Seattle, Wash.
Nordlund’s Foto Co. (photographer)
Two copies.Names included on copy mounted on board.
1928
box-folder:oversize
6/2 222: Svea members
Nordlund Photo (photographer)
Names included on back, first row (bottom), left to right: [illeg.] Fredin, [illeg.] Carlson, Axel Johanson, Carl Winquist, director C.H. Sutherland, Max Anderson, Eric Shellberg, [illeg.] Nordlund. Second row, left to right: Frank Norman, Eric Janson, Dr. Stromberg, Dave Johnson, Wm. Hedberg, Bob Gedlund, V. Palmer, V. Nordstrom, Linus Ruth, Carl Seaholm. Third row, left to right: Axel Frycksell, G. Bergman, Birger Branow, Ernie Anderson, Oscar Olson, Scar Thurnquist, Albert Anderson, Geo. Swanson, Emil Engman. Fourth row, left to right: A. Hokanson, Frits Hult, [illeg.] Fredin, Adrian Erickson, Steve Hedlund, John Nordin, Axel Erickson, Al Johnson, John Nelson.
1930
box-folder:oversize
6/3 223: Svea Band outside building, Tacoma, Wash.
Names included on back, top row, left to right: Gunnar Blomberg, John Nelson, Oskar Peterson, Art Rundquist, Carl Svedberg, Nels Person, Leonard Svedberg, John [Storm?]. Bottom row, left to right: Ernst Bertel, [illeg.], Peter Hagstrom, Albert Anderson, P.O. Peterson, [Johnas?] Svanson, [illeg.], Harry Peterson, [illeg.], Roy Peterson, Edw. [Ahlsberg?].
box-folder:oversize
6/3 223a: Svea Band and crowd of men, women, and children outside Menlo Park Pavilion
Names of band members included on note originally attached to photograph: [Back] Nils Person, Lenard Svedberg, Oscar A. Peterson, Carl Svedberg, Gorge Anderson, P.O. Peterson [illeg.], Hegstrom; [Front row] Nels August Person, Albert Anderson, Gunner Blomberg, Harry H. Peterson, John Stolpe, Raymond C. Peterson.
Vahalla Military Band
box-folder:oversize
XF1 223b: Group portrait of Vahalla Military Band, posed with instruments
Hand-colored
Hand-written note originally attached to the photograph contains list of band members. Note now filed with collection case file.
undated
Box/Folder
5/7 223c-r: Vahalla Military Band members
Aaberg, The Palace, 1128 Pacific Ave., Tacoma (photographer)
Photographs originally taped to posterboard frame; dismantled for preservation reasons, 2011. Original artifact was preserved in virtual form and can be viewed in digital collections.Gift of Clarence Person, Nov. 18, 1957.
Items c-f (top row of original display, L-R): Alfred Sundell, Frank Anderson, Fred Smith, Charles Johnston. Items g-h (second row, L-R): Adolf Johnson, Norman. Items i-l (center, clock-wise): P.O. Peterson, Andrew Peterson [brother of P.O. Peterson], Emil Bertil, Chilberg. Items m-n (third row, L-R): Pitman, Frank Johnson. Items o-r (bottom row, L-R): Otto Olson, Oscar Ericson, Nels Bremer, Otto Burk (or Bjork).
undated
Musical Groups: Thule Male Chorus
Box/Folder
5/8 224: Members, Tacoma, Wash.
Names included on back, top row, left to right: [illeg.], Axel Carlson, Nels Larson, Arvid Lundgren, Dan Swanson, Elof. Lindbeck, Steve Forslund, Walf. Larson, Andrew Meyer. Middle row, left to right: Bert Norblad, Austin Peterson, Martin Carlson, Prof. Per Olsson (conductor), Emil Bertle, Ferdinand Forslund, [Consil Halmoham?]. Bottom row, left to right: John Berglund, Gustaf Larson.
1913
5/9 225: Members, Tacoma, Wash.
Peterson Studio (photographer)
Two copies in different sizes.Names included on copy 2.
1915
Dance
Box/Folder
5/10 226: Harmony Dance Club, Seattle, Wash. ca. 1919
6/4 227-229: Swedish Club Colonial Ball, minuet dancers
James & Bushnell, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on back for items 229 and 230, bottom row, left to right: Cora Johnson, Hulda Nelson (Mrs. Oscar Moberg), Anna Anderson, Ellen Peterson (Mrs. Dan Larson), Mae Palmen, Mrs. Jack Raymond, Bessie Tullberg (Mrs. G.E. Kastengren), Mrs. Otto Roseleaf. Top row, left to right: Mr. Leaf, Oscar Moberg, Daniel Johanson, Clarence Sanders, Daniel Larson, Will. Lindberg, Ben Lofgren, Dr. Gustaf Osterberg.
1903
5/11 230: Swedish National Dance Club members
Names included on back, bottom row, left to right: Carl Tenggren, [illeg.]. Middle row, left to right: Hilma Lindquist (Mrs. John E. Johnson), Alva Juhlin, Anna Forsberg (Mrs. Oscar Soderquist), Gust Tenggren, Esther Norberg, Edith Brattstrom, Hildur Laurud. Top row, left to right: Binger Branow, Gust Magnus, Gust Eckman, Karl Thorslund.
ca. 1907
Dance, miscellaneous
Box/Folder
5/12 231: Stine Andersen and [illeg.] in costume, exhibiting dance moves ca. 1926
5/12 232: Ellen Andersen and Hans [Jonker?] in costume, exhibiting dance moves ca. 1926
5/12 233: Group of men and women in traditional costumes (probably a dance group)
Names included on back, left to right: Ingeborg Johnsen, [illeg.] Mikkelsen, Stine Andersen, Oscar Vodder, Hans Hansen, Heddi Meiner, Hans Jonker, Anskar Petersen, Ellen Hoch Andersen, Harold Christiansen, Laura Christiansen, Viggo Kjorsgnard.
ca. 1926
5/13 234: Norwegian folk dancers
Names included on back, left to right: Ruth Friden, Myrtle Bergman, Nels Haglund.
1936
5/14 235: Dance group images
Three images on one photograph: top and bottom images of crowds at an event, and middle image of people in traditional costume.
1930
5/15 236: Outdoor dance performance
5/16 237: Yyoung people in traditional costume in front of raised platform
Probably a dance group.
5/17 238: Danish entertainers at “old people’s home”
Probably a dance group.
1927
Theater
Box/Folder
5/18 239: Men and women in traditional costumes seated in open car, with banner advertising a Swedish play by the Swedish Dramatic Club of Seattle at Tacoma Theatre
Theo Hall (photographer)
May 6, 1916
5/19 240: Judith Lindenau and Carl Barcklind in costume for Den glada Ankan, Stockholm, Sweden 1919
5/20 241-255: Performance, [Ligeson gav kokkenvejen?]
Names included on back.
1930
5/21 256-259: Performance, Det Gamla Guld, basement of the Old Danish Church, Seattle, Wash.
Names included on back, left to right: Jesse Andersen, Gladys [Davesen?], Gertrude [Montensen?], [Rolph?] Petersen, Minnie Kilgren, Rignar Jensen, Paul [Montensen?], Laura Christiansen, [illeg.] Andersen, Edith Jorgensen, Harold Christiansen, Ellen Andersen, [Harry?] Jensen, Einar Nielsen.
ca. 1930
5/22 260: Performance, [Den glade Koflensverd?]
Names included on back.
Album containing 8 prints.
ca. 1947
5/23 261: Actors in Viking costumes on stage
box-folder:oversize
6/5 262: Men and women dressed in costumes, possibly for a play in Tacoma, Wash.
Harry A. Crosley (photographer)
ca. 1918
5/24 263: Women in traditional costumes sitting on stage in front of country backdrop
On item: [Fra vor Håstfest I efderaarnet?].Names included on back: [illeg.], Ellen Anderson, Mrs. T. Jensen, Viola Anderson.
1938
5/25 264: People in costumes, probably for play performance

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Northwest Scandinavian Life
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Buildings
Box/Folder
5/26 265-266: House and garden, Portland, Or.
5/27 267: House, Portland, Or.
Event: Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (AYPE) 1909
Box/Folder
5/28 268: AYPE crowds on opening day
On item: “O what a mob.”
1909
5/28 269: Women in traditional costume seated in open car against painted backdrop, probably AYPE 1909
5/28 270: Women in traditional costume, probably AYPE 1909
5/28 271: Crowds of people and policeman, probably AYPE 1909
5/28 272: People on board street car decorated with banner “Scandia AYP Club” in front of Northern Pacific Railway/Olympia Hotel building, Seattle, Wash.
Johnson (photographer)
1909
Event: midsummer festival 1913
box-folder:oversize
6/6 273: Marie Ludberg, queen, seated on throne at midsummer festival event, Spokane, Wash.
Nelson Photo Shop, Spokane, Wash. (photographer)
Names included on photograph: 1. Knut Engdahl, 2. A.L. Hegstrom, 3. Allen Nelson, 4. Carl F. Soderberg.
1913
Event: Panama - Pacific International Exposition 1915
Box/Folder
5/29 274: L.L. Opttang, K. Jarl, Gust Sundquist, Richard N. Sundquist at Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, Calif.
Postcard to L.A. Sundquist, father of Richard Sundquist, in Candle, Alaska.
Nov. 24, 1915
Event: Preparedness Parade 1916
Box/Folder
5/30 275: Preparedness Parade, Seattle, Wash. June 10, 1916
Event: Swedish-American centennial event 1949
Box/Folder
5/31 276: Swedish-American centennial event, Consul Jakobsen in attendance 1949
Events: miscellaneous
Box/Folder
5/32 277: Large picnic group - two men with walking sticks identified as Andersen and A.H. Sanden
Eggan, Seattle, Wash. (photographer)
5/33 278: Vancouver Transfer Company horse-drawn coach with passengers, ca. 1905
5/34 279: Celebration at lake, with large cross and wagon
5/35 280: People at Swedish midsummer outing, Troy, Idaho 1910
5/36 281: “ Princess Sophia ten hours after striking Vanderbilt Reef"
Postcard copyright Winter Travel Co., Juneau, Alaska..See also item 97 (Capt. Gilje photograph and biography).
Oct., 1918
5/37 282: Man at podium addressing crowd 1927
5/38 283: Young women and boy in costume for street collection of money for Finland, Seattle, Wash.
Sponsored by United Societies.
1939
5/39 284: Group of children in costume on stage
5/40 285: Group of people at celebration, probably lodge members
5/41 286: People in front of Pullman car with sign, “Swedish American Line Special to Sweden via Great Northern”
5/42 287: People in costume for holiday event, possibly St. Lucia
5/43 288: Children in costume on stage with adults
Harold Keller, Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. (photographer)
5/44 289: People at outdoor event ca. 1960
Northwest: Isaacson Iron Works, Seattle, Wash. ca. 1944-1945
Box/Folder
5/45 290: Crowd watching manufacturing process ca. 1944
5/45 291: Plaque of Isaacson Iron Works employees serving in U.S. military
5/45 292: Isaacson Iron Works cafeteria ca. 1944
5/45 293: Isaacson Iron Works cafeteria kitchen 1944
5/45 294: George Zimmerman and “Red” Flynn working brake machine July 1944
5/45 295: Isaacson Iron Works machine shop day crew June 26, 1945
5/45 296: Isaacson Iron Works machine shop night crew June 26, 1945
Northwest: newspapers
box-folder:oversize
6/7 297: Johan Egardh and Nils Gillgren, editor, Pacific Tribune, Erickson Building, Seattle, Wash.
Johnson (photographer)
See also item 300.
ca. 1905
Box/Folder
5/46 298: Johan Egardh (seated at desk) and man and woman in office, probably Seattle, Wash.
Eggard & Erickson (photographer)
See also item 297.
ca. 1905
Box/Folder
5/47 299: Two men in office of Swedish Weekly newspaper
Eggard & Erickson (photographer)
ca. 1905
Northwest: miscellaneous
box-folder:oversize
6/8 300: Senators, state of Washington
Rogers Photographs (photographer)
Names included on back.
1911
Box/Folder
5/48 301: Group of men, Weler & Reed logging camp near Kapowsin, Pierce Co., Wash. ca. 1903
Box/Folder
5/49 302: Staff of Wide Travel, Portland, Or.
James Rayner (photographer)
Names included on back, left to right: Axel Wide, Melanie Wide, and [illeg.].

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Education
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Education: Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
Opened 1905, closed during WWI.
box-folder:oversize
6/9 303: Students of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
Oliver Studio (photographer)
1909
Box/Folder
5/50 304: Students and staff of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
E.L. Meyer (photographer)
1910
Box/Folder
5/51 305: Students and staff of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
Seattle Photographic Co. (photographer)
1911
6/10 306: Students and staff of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
Webster & Stevens (photographer)
1912
6/11 307: Students and staff of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash.
Nordlund (photographer)
ca. 1914
Box/Folder
5/52 308: Students and staff of Adelphia College, Seattle, Wash. ca. 1915
Education: Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.
Founded 1860.
Box/Folder
5/53 309-317: Buildings of Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.
Education: Danish-American Summer School
Box/Folder
5/54 318-320: Students of Danish-American Summer School 1937-1938
Education: Northwestern College & Business Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.
Box/Folder
5/55 321: Students of Northwestern College & Business Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.
A.D. Roth (photographer)
1903

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Miscellaneous Scandinavian
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Scandinavian places: buildings
Box/Folder
5/56 322-322a: Church (Ajiefs) 1921
5/57 323: House
Atelja Engstrom (photographer)
1889?
5/57 323a: Large building, probably hospital or school undated
323b: Exterior of Valhalla Hall September 1906
323c-d: Interior of Valhalla Hall September 1906
Scandinavian places: gravestones
Box/Folder
5/58 324: Gravestone, “Stationskarlen – Jons Ljungstrom, 1847-1921”
Ships
Box/Folder
5/59 325: Swedish-American Line, Stockholm (ship)
People
box-folder:oversize
6/12 326: Autographed portrait of Sveinn Björnsson, first president of the Republic of Iceland undated

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Subjects

  • Corporate Names :
  • Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Vasa Order of America
  • Subject Terms :
  • Amateur theater--Northwest, Pacific
  • Choirs (Music)--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Choral societies--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Community theater--Northwest, Pacific
  • Ethnic costume--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Folk dancing--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Friendly societies--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Immigrants--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Scandinavian American families--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Scandinavian Americans--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Scandinavian Americans--Northwest, Pacific--Social life and customs
  • Scandinavian Americans--Northwest, Pacific--Societies, etc.
  • Temperance--Northwest, Pacific
  • Theatrical companies--Northwest, Pacific--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Northwest, Pacific--Social life and customs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

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