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Front caption: Steamer Colfax on St. Joe River, near Spokane, Washington.
Date: c. 1905
Publisher: Edward H. Mitchell, Publisher, San Francisco.
Notes: 914
Description: Captain C. Peter Sorrensen won the contracts to build the steamers Spokane and Colfax, and also completely built another ship, the Lottie. In 1888, as a tribute to the hard-working women he saw on the banks during his travels down the St. Joe, he sponsored a Ladies Day on the Lottie. Area women dressed in their finery and brought lavish picnic suppers to share.
Subjects: Ships--Washington; Rivers--Washington (State); Trees; Celebrations;
Category: Ships and Shipping

Front caption: Enchanting Chinese Settlement, Los Angeles, California.
Back caption: In a setting of Old China, with shrines, lily pools, and courts, the Chinese have gathered the art treasures of the Orient. Here is offered silks, antiques, jewelry, and thousands of beautiful souvenirs. The delicacies prepared in the fine Chinese restaurants are fit for a Mandarin, and delight the palate as well as the eye.
Date: c. 1931
Publisher: Manufactured by Longshaw Card Co., Los Angeles, Calif.
Notes: 655
Description: Beautiful linen card sent to a local woman from her friend in California.
Subjects: Tourism--California; Sovenir shops--California; Chinese restaurants--California;
Category: Other States

Front caption: "Sacajawea" Indian Guide of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Statue in City Park, Portland erected by the Women of the World.
Back caption: On the Road of a Thousand Wonders.
Date: c. 1911
Notes: S 1180
Description: Sacajawea is a statue of the famed Shoshone native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the mountains. A massive bronze and copper piece unveiled on July 7, 1905 at the Lewis and Clark centennial, it was sculpted by Denver resident Alice Cooper and cast in New York. It was the first U.S. statue to feature a woman, and this project was promoted and was paid for by subscriptions solicited nationwide by a group of Portland women.
Subjects: Lewis & Clark Expedition; Monuments & memorials--Oregon; Parks--Oregon (State);
Category: Oregon

Front caption: A toast to the Light-Haired Boy---
Date: c. 1910
Description: Two women casually sitting on a deck, raising a glass in celebration.
Subjects: Wine; Women; Decks (Rooms & spaces);
Category: Just for Fun

Date: c. 1910
Publisher: J. C. Dean, Hoquiam, Wash.
Notes: 16
Description: A group of young women and two loggers stand at the top of a cable rigging mechanism. This photo was possibly taken at one of the Polson Company logging camps located near Hoquiam, Washington.
Subjects: Lumber industry; Loggers; Women--Washington;
Category: Lumber and Logging

Front caption: Pretty girls, Pretty girls everywhere, But the Portland Belles are claimed most fair. Washington and Broadway Streets, Portland, Ore.
Back caption: Downtown Portland's Imperial Hotel and pretty Portland Belles.
Date: c. 1910.
Notes: Possibly a reproduction of a circa 1910 postcard.
Description: Portraits of six turn-of-the-century beauties alongside a snapshot of the Imperial Hotel. Built in 1894, this building was listed in 1985 on the National Register of Historic Places.
Subjects: Women--1900-1910; Women--Portland; Advertising--Portland; Publicity--Portland; Hotels--Portland;
Category: Oregon

Front caption: Farm Scene in the North-west
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Published by W.T. Ridgley Calendar Co., Great Falls, Montana
Description: Women feeding the waterfowl on one bank of a river, with crops on the far bank. House, barn and outbuildings seen in the distance.
Subjects: Farm crops; Barns; Rivers; Dresses; Birds;
Category: Agriculture and Farms

Front caption: Pettock Residence, one of the most popular homes in Portland, Ore.
Date: c. 1927
Publisher: Published by Louis Scheiner, Portland, Ore.
Notes: 4546
Description: The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. Owner of the Weekly Oregonian, Henry Pittock was also into banking, real estate, sheep farming, railroads, steamboats, silver mining and the pulp and paper industry. Georgiana founded many organizations to help women and children, and also is credited with originating Portland's annual Rose Festival. The mansion stayed in family hands after their deaths, until it was put on the market in 1958. Damage from the 1962 storm further threatened the property, but preservationists banded together to save the landmark, and in 1964 the city of Portland purchased the property. After restoration, the mansion reopened for public tours in 1965.
Subjects: Historic buildings--Oregon; Architectural elements; Business people --Oregon; Festivals--Oregon;
Category: Oregon

Date: c. 1915
Description: Woman in dark raingear from head to toe--sporting a rain hat, tightly buttoned rain coat and carrying an ornate umbrella.
Subjects: Umbrellas; Raincoats; Hats; Women;
Category: Miscellany

Front caption: Residential View on Shaughnessy Heights. Vancouver, B.C.
Date: c. 1917
Publisher: Published by The Coast Publishing Co., Vancouver, B.C.
Notes: R-63594
Description: This neighborhood was named in honor of CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad) president Sir Thomas Shaughnessy. Its principal streets bear the names of his daughter, Marguerite, and several early members of the company board of directors: Angus, Marpole, Hosmer, Osler and Nanton. By 1914 there were 243 households in Shaughnessy Heights, 80 per cent of which were listed in the Vancouver social register. This particular house, known as the Hycroft, was designed by Thomas Hooper, a renowned Western Canadian. It built for Alexander Duncan McRae, a leading businessman and politician in Western Canada at the beginning of the twentieth century. The McRaes gave it to the government for $1.00 in 1942. It was then used as as a convalescent hospital for war veterans until 1960. In June 1962 the University Women's Club of Vancouver acquired it and they still own and maintain the mansion.
Subjects: Neighborhoods; Architectural elements; Columns; Canadian Pacific Railway;
Category: Canada

Date: 1909
Description: A large group of men and women hold bamboo fishing poles as they pose for the camera.
Subjects: Fishing; Fishing & hunting gear; Group portraits;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

Front caption: The Totem Pole
Back caption: The Totem Pole was carved from a cedar tree by natives upon Tongass Island, Alaska, where it stood for more than a century. It was presented to the City in 1899. It is an interesting feature in Pioneer Place.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Seattle, U.S.A.- Robert A. Reid, Publisher- 488 Arcade.
Notes: The Pacific Northwest Photographic Series
Description: A totem pole stands as the central attraction in Pioneer Square amidst the Seattle Hotel, Pioneer Square Pergola, and the Olympia Beer building. This totem pole was essentially stolen by a Seattle Post-Intelligencer sponsored "Good Will Committee" tour of Alaska in 1899. While visiting the Tlingit village of Fort Tongass, a third mate from the steamship "City of Seattle" chopped down the pole and brought it back with him to Seattle. Although all involved were eventually cleared of charges of thievery, the Seattle P.I. paid a minimal fee for damages to the Tlingit Tribe. The Pole was carved around 1799 by the Raven Clan in honor of a woman named "Chief-of-all-Women". A raven- the symbol of that which knows everything and is everywhere at the same time- stood at the top of the pole. In 1938, an arson fire damaged the pole, and it was replaced in 1940 with a replica.
Subjects: Totem poles--Seattle; Hotels--Seattle; Business districts--Seattle; Historic buildings--Seattle; Pergolas;
Category: Other Cities and Towns

Front caption: The Tacoma Public Library
Back caption: Tacoma Public Library The $1.05 million renovation and addition to the South Tacoma Branch Library, 3411 South 56th Street, was designed by Seifort and Forbes, Architects and built by C E & C, Inc. Originally constructed in 1959 on the site of an original Carnegie-funded library, the South Tacoma Branch brings a wealth of library services and materials to Tacoma's south end neighborhoods. Funding for the renovation was provided through passage of a $15.8 million Library Construction Bond approved by Tacoma citizens in 1984.
Date: c. 1989
Notes: Photography by The Portrait Gallery, 1989
Description: Originally conceived as an alternative to the area's many saloons, this first branch library grew from the Women's Christian Temperance Union's South Tacoma Reading Room that was opened in 1905. The building that housed the first South Tacoma Branch was dedicated in 1911, and the current building opened in 1959.
Subjects: Libraries--Tacoma; Remodeling--Tacoma; Construction--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 3411 SO. 56th ST.
Category: Libraries

Front caption: If you (Saw) what I (Saw) in Kent, Wash. you'd forget to go back home.
Date: c. 1910
Notes: 091.
Description: Message and a Kent flag on one half of the card, and a photo of a coquettish young woman wearing carpenter's clothing and posing with a saw on the other half.
Subjects: Cities & towns--Kent; Saws; Women; Carpenters;
Category: Just for Fun

Front caption: A Puget Sound Belle.
Date: c. 1910
Publisher: Central News Co., Tacoma, Wash.
Printer: Made in U.S.A.
Notes: A. 19060
Description: A turn-of-century bathing beauty posing on a floating bell buoy.
Subjects: Puget Sound; Bathing suits--1910-1920; Women--Washington; Buoys;
Category: Just for Fun

Front caption: Working Girls Home Tacoma, Washington
Date: c. 1913
Description: Young Women's Inn, located at 1011 South 3rd Street, opened in 1912, "to care for those who are lonely," according to an article in the Tacoma Daily Ledger on August 18, 1912. The motto on the letterhead of the organization stated: "We provide a pleasant, modern home with especial care for the spritual, moral and social welfare of young girls. In the realm of morals an ounce of prevention is worth many pounds of cure." There was room for 25 girls, and the names of the trustees and officers of the organization were listed to ease the fears of any skeptical citizens who may have doubted the intentions of the owners in establishing the residence.
Subjects: Apartment houses--Tacoma; Porches--Tacoma;
Address (Links to Buildings Index): 1011 SO. 3rd ST.
Category: Homes and Subdivisions

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