Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Digital Collection
Preview up to 100 items from this collection below. Seattle’s first World’s Fair, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, made Seattle a Pacific Rim gateway. View materials from SPL and the Museum of History and Industry in this collection.
"Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition," The Coast, February 1909
An article discussing the importance of completing preparations for the exposition by the projected opening day (June 1, 1909). From page 131, "all buildings that are not finished by [opening day] will be removed and the grounds restored to their original condition." Plans for lighting and landscaping are discussed. Coast 17.2 (February 1909): 131-34, illustrated.
Date: 1909-02View this item
Invitation from the Lumbermen of Seattle to ball honoring delegates to the National Lumber Manufacturers Association at the Washington State Building, July 13, 1909
Printed invitation to the reception and ball to be held on Tuesday evening.
Date: 1909-07-13View this item
Invitation from Rear Admiral H. Ijichi and the Imperial Japanese Training Squadron to event on board of H.I.J.M.S. "Aso," June 9, 1909
Printed invitation card to event to be held from 3:00 until 6:00. Card states that "boats will be in attendance at the foot of Madison St." and asks for guests to present the card to the "officer in charge of boats."
Date: 1909-06-09View this item
Official guide to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition: Seattle, Washington, June 1 to October 16, 1909
Includes statement of exposition mission, suggestions for touring the exposition, information on surrounding points of interest, photographs and information about exposition buildings and exhibits, and a program of special days and events. 6 pages, 22 cm, illustrated.
Date: 1909View this item
Souvenir programme of the sixth annual musical festival given by Pacific Kystens Norske Sangerforbund, August 28th to 31st, 1909
Souvenir book with lists of Norwegian societies participating in the A.Y.P.E. as well as their portraits. Also contains program for the "Grand Concert" with portraits of chorus members and conductors. Approximately 60 pages, 18 x 27 cm, illustrated.
Date: 1909-08View this item
"Smithsonian and National Museum Exhibit," The Coast, July 1909
An article describing the Smithsonian and National Museum Exhibit within the Government Building at the A.Y.P.E. The author notes the particularly educational quality of this exhibit. U.S. development in terms of land and water transportation, telegraphy and the political, religious and economic history of the Pacific states are also discussed. The exhibit also includes a portrait gallery of important persons involved in the history and discovery of America. A special feature of the exhibit is the display of an excavation of the Casa Grande Reservation showing settlements of Indian ancestors in Arizona. Also discussed are displays concerning Pacific Islanders. Coast 18.1 (July 1909): 26-29, illustrated.
Date: 1909-07View this item
A-Y-P Addition real estate brochure, ca. 1909
Joseph E. Thomas & Company, Inc. real estate brochure advertising lots for sale on Ravenna Boulevard in the "A-Y-P Addition."
Date: 1909?View this item
"Opening of the A.-Y.-P. Exposition," The Coast, June 1909
An article describing the opening day ceremonies of the A.Y.P.E. The author lauds the superiority of A.Y.P.E. to other world fairs. Also describes features of each building as well as landscaping details. A description of the exposition flag and the origin of the flagstaff as well as a description of the speech by Senator Henry Piles are included. Coast 17.6 (June 1909): 370-78, illustrated.
Date: 1909-06View this item
Souvenir program of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Eisteddfod, August 1909
Program for a Welsh literature and music festival held at the Exposition Auditorium on 27-28 August 1909. Includes lists and images of Eisteddfod Association officers, trustees, officials, literary adjudicators, presidents, and stockholders as well as schedule and conditions for literary and musical competitions. Printed lyrics to Virginius (English); Old Ironsides (English); Y Bore Olaf (Welsh); Prize Verses to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (English and Welsh); Ton Aberystwyth (Welsh); Ton Huddersfield (Welsh); Ton Crug-Y-Bar (Welsh); Ton Malvern (Welsh); God Be With You (English); America (English). 34 pages, illustrated.
Date: 1909-08View this item
"Seattle opens doors of country to Japanese commissioners," Pacific Northwest Commerce, October 1909
An article detailing the Northwest stops on a 3-month tour of the United States by the Honorary Japanese Commercial Commission, chaired by Baron E. Shibusawa. The commission's itinerary included visits to the A.Y.P.E. on September 1 and on Japan Day, September 4. Pacific Northwest Commerce magazine (official publication of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce) 1.4 October 1909: 11-19, illustrated.
Date: 1909-10View this item