• Unknown man in Seattle, ca. 1885

    Unknown man in Seattle, ca. 1885

    Dorsaz & Schwerin

    Photograph taken by Dorsaz & Schwerin in Seattle, Washington Territory.

    Identifier: spl_lj_039

    Date: 1885?

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  • Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    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 letter was postmarked from Minnesota. The town is difficult to read but is likely Winnebago City where Sarah Latimer was living at the time.

    Identifier: spl_lj_010

    Date: 1891-12-08

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  • Unknown man in Galesburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Galesburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Harrison, Thomas

    Photograph taken by Thomas Harrison in Galesburg, Illinois.

    Identifier: spl_lj_050

    Date: 1880?

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  • Unknown man in Council Grove, Kansas, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Council Grove, Kansas, ca. 1880

    McMillan, George A.

    Photograph taken by George A. McMillan in Council Grove, Kansas.

    Identifier: spl_lj_040

    Date: 1885?

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  • Mammalia mirror

    Mammalia mirror

    Juvonen, Helmi, 1903-1985

    Helmi Juvonen was born in Butte, Montana on January 17, 1903. She worked in many media including printmaking, painting and paper-craft. She attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she met artist Mark Tobey with whom she was famously obsessed. Although she was diagnosed as a manic-depressive in 1930, she gained wide appreciation in the Northwest for her linocut prints depicting Northwest Indian people and tribal ceremonies. She worked with a number of artists on the Public Works of Art Project including Fay Chong and Morris Graves. Over the years, her mental health deteriorated and in 1960 she was declared a ward of the state and was committed to Oakhurst Convalescent Center. She was much beloved and had many friends and benefactors (including Wes Wehr) and was able to have exhibitions despite the confinement. She died in 1985.

    Identifier: spl_art_J989Ma

    Date: n.d.

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  • Unknown man in Hamburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Hamburg, Illinois, ca. 1880

    Rifenburg & Co.; Rifenburg, Alonzo G., 1876-1933

    Photograph taken by Rifenburg & Co. studio in Hamburg, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_021

    Date: 1880?

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  • James Smith Latimer [?], ca. 1840

    James Smith Latimer [?], ca. 1840

    A note attached to original photograph identifies the child as James Smith Latimer. James Smith Latimer (1836-1893) was the son of Alexander Latimer and his first wife, Eunice Jane Guthrie. Given that James was born in 1836, a photo showing him at this age would have been taken around 1840. The photograph, however, appears to come from a later period, making it unclear if he is actually the child in the photograph.

    Identifier: spl_lj_052

    Date: 1840?

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  • Barkley at Nootka Bay

    Barkley at Nootka Bay

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_15.142

    Date: 1955

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  • Unknown man in Abington, Illinois, 1879

    Unknown man in Abington, Illinois, 1879

    Johnston, William

    Photograph taken by William Johnston in Abingdon, Illinois.

    Identifier: spl_lj_025

    Date: 1879

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  • Unknown man in Burlington, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Burlington, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Bryan, Sylvester T., 1833-1934

    Photograph taken by S.T. Bryan in Burlington, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_022

    Date: 1880?

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