• Narcissa, Alice, Hattie, Clara and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    Narcissa, Alice, Hattie, Clara and Emma Latimer, ca. 1880

    Narcissa Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The three women standing in the back are Emma, Narcissa and Clara. The two women sitting are Alice and Hattie.

    Identifier: spl_lj_044

    Date: 1880?

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  • "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "A near view of the gunboat Monterey in the dry dock at Port Orchard, 10 miles from Seattle on opposite side of Puget Sound. This is taken looking toward the stern of the boat." The Port Orchard Dry Dock mentioned in the caption is likely the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

    Identifier: spl_lj_061

    Date: 1896?

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  • Narcissa Latimer Denny, ca. 1885

    Narcissa Latimer Denny, ca. 1885

    Dorsaz & Schwerin

    Narcissa Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889.

    Identifier: spl_lj_046

    Date: 1885?

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  • Unknown young woman, ca. 1880

    Unknown young woman, ca. 1880

    Exact date and location of the photograph are unknown.

    Identifier: spl_lj_047

    Date: 1880?

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  • Unknown woman in Galesburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Unknown woman in Galesburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Harrison, Thomas

    Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison in Galesburg, Illinois.

    Identifier: spl_lj_048

    Date: 1880?

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  • Eliza Anderson steamboat, ca. 1897

    Eliza Anderson steamboat, ca. 1897

    Denny, Orion O., 1853-1916

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "The "First Love" of O.O.D. This is the first steamer of which he was chief engineer. O.O. photographed it before she sailed for Alaska last August. He was confident she was too old a boat to stand a trip to the north and would never return. She is now a wreck in Dutch Harbor, Alaska." The steamboat left Seattle in August 1897 was wrecked in March 1898.

    Identifier: spl_lj_058

    Date: 1898?

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  • Envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer, June 3, 1892

    Envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer, June 3, 1892

    Empty envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer. Sarah was the wife of Alexander Latimer and mother to five daughters: Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The envelope was postmarked from Seattle.

    Identifier: spl_lj_012

    Date: 1892-06-03

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  • Clara Latimer Bickford letter to Alexander Latimer, May 21, 1893

    Clara Latimer Bickford letter to Alexander Latimer, May 21, 1893

    Bickford, Clara Latimer, 1861-1934

    Clara Latimer Bickford was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister of Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny. She married Arthur Farrington Bickford in 1888 in Minnesota. They lived in Seattle from roughly 1892-1900 before moving to Oregon. In the letter, Clara discusses the health of her mother, Sarah, and the activities of her daughter, Ethel.

    Identifier: spl_lj_003

    Date: 1893-05-21

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  • Unknown woman in Portland, Oregon, 1881

    Unknown woman in Portland, Oregon, 1881

    Abell, Frank G.

    Photograph taken by Frank G. Abell in Portland, Oregon.

    Identifier: spl_lj_051

    Date: 1881

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  • Narcissa Latimer letter to sisters, November 29, 1868

    Narcissa Latimer letter to sisters, November 29, 1868

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Narcissa Leonora (Nora) Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889. The letter is addressed to Alice and Harriet and discusses how she spent Thanksgiving, events at school, family matters and other aspects of her life. Letter appears to be postmarked from Wichita, Kansas.

    Identifier: spl_lj_002

    Date: 1868-11-29

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