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    Eatonville State Bank
    Creation Date: 1942
    Catalog ID: 1987.21.3.28
    Call Number: 1987.21.3.28
    Black and white, close oblique angle linen backed photographic image of the Eatonville State Bank, at the corner of Mashell Avenue, which is in image foreground, and another street, Eatonville, Pierce County, WA, 1942. Text on poster in back window: Fire Away, Buy Extra Bonds. Sign on a side doorway of building in image left: Pierce County Selective Board No.2. A dentist office is in a small building in image right background. An automobile is parked in front of the building. Mounted on the street lamp at street intersection are mileage signs to Tacoma and other towns.
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    Fairhaven Ave, Looking West, Burlington, Wn
    Creation Date: ca. 1908
    Catalog ID: 2012.69.15
    Call Number: 2012.69.15
    Black and white, distant photographic image, taken from the center of Fairhaven Avenue, looking west, in Burlington, Skagit County, WA ca. 1908. The wet dirt road is deeply rutted. Commercial buildings are on both sides of the street in the foreground. A partially legible advertising sign on side of a building in image left begins with : Ann Phillips. A horse is standing near the sign. A horse drawn vehicle in image right is in front of the Rainier Bar.
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    Tourist Hotel, Lebanon Building, Corner of Occidental Avenue and Main Street, Seattle
    Creation Date: Feb. 15, 1902
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.1065
    Call Number: 1943.42.1065
    Black and white glass plate negative image of the 6 story Tourist Hotel in the Lebanon Building, at the corner of Occidental Avenue and Main Street, Seattle, King County, WA, Feb. 15, 1902. A sign for Palmer House is on the building, but not the Tourist Hotel. The Belvedere Concert Hall is on street level in the building, with an illegible poster advertising a female performer. A horse drawn covered wagon is in image right. Asahel Curtis
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    Newstand Inside Northern Pacific Railway Station, Spokane
    Creation Date: Jun. 1915
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.32785
    Call Number: 1943.42.32785
    Black and white glass plate negative image of the front of a newsstand in the Northern Pacific Railway Station, Spokane, Spokane County, WA, June, 1915. Newspapers, cigars, and postcards are displayed on the counter and side racks, and there is a small display of Rand McNally Pocket Maps. Several different magazines, their titles clearly visible, are displayed hanging above and below the counter. A sign over the counter: Parcels Checked. Asahel Curtis/Curtis & Miller
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    [Yesler Way from Third Avenue, Seattle]
    Creation Date: Jun. 1901
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.396
    Call Number: 1943.42.396
    Black and white glass plate negative image looking down the center of Yesler Way from Third Avenue, Seattle, King County, WA, June 1901. A few horse drawn delivery wagons, seen from the rear, are in image center, and one has a load of barrels. Signs on the one story business buildings in the foreground, on both sides of the streets, include: Hardware; The Exchange; The Puck, a saloon; Merchant Tailor; Oyster; Bartell Drug ____. Two large advertising posters, one showing a figure on horseback, are on the side of a building in image right. Sign over Yesler Way in center background: W.O.W. Trolley tracks run down Yesler Way. Photographer, Asahel Curtis.
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    John Edward Chilberg, President, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition, Seattle
    Creation Date: Feb. 1907
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.9404
    Call Number: 1943.42.9404
    Black and white glass plate negative image of John Edward Chilberg, President, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition, posing at his desk, Seattle, King County, WA, Feb. 1907. Several promotional brochures are scattered on his desk, and also a small statue of a bulldog. Asahel Curtis
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    [Cable Car at Twenty-sixth Avenue and Yesler Way, Seattle]
    Creation Date: Sep. 1910
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.18565
    Call Number: 1943.42.18565
    Black and white glass plate negative image looking down the length of a street with 2 cable car tracks near Twenty-sixth Avenue and Yesler Way, Seattle, King County, WA, Sept. 1910. A uniformed cable car conductor stands facing the photographer beside one track in image left center. A cable car is a short distance behind him. Houses and 2 small store fronts are along the street. Advertising posters are on a wall at street level in image right, including one with text: Are You A Mason. Asahel Curtis
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    Group of Boys and Nurse, Outdoor Sleeping Room, Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle
    Creation Date: ca. 1913
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.27920
    Call Number: 1943.42.27920
    Black and white glass plate negative image of four young male patients and a nurse in an outdoor sleeping room at Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Seattle, King County, WA, ca.1913. Two boys lie in beds in a row of hospital beds. The boy in the foreground lies flat, with the covers up to his chin, and a weight hangs from the foot end of the bed. A Saturday Evening Post magazine lies next to his head. Another boy stands on crutches in image right near a boy sitting on the edge of a bed. A uniformed nurse stands in the background. A cart with 2 large wheels is partially visible in image right, and a phonograph sits on a table against a back wall. Asahel Curtis
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    [Woman with Guitar, Queets River Area]
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: 2007.26.16
    Call Number: 2007.26.16
    Black and white close glass plate negative image of a woman wearing glasses, posing in a chair, playing a guitar, in front of a bookcase in a home near the Queets River, Jefferson County, WA, ca. 1900. Her eyes are protuberant, and don't appear to be focusing together. She appears to have a physical problem, possibly with her back. A crocheted shawl lies on the back of the Eastlake style chair. The bookcase behind her, at the corner of the room, is filled with books, piles of newspapers, and three catalogs: Sears Roebuck and Co., Catalogue No. 112; Montgomery Ward & Co., Catalogue No. 70, possibly; John M. Smyth Co. The walls are wallpapered. The woman possibly appears standing in image 2007.26.12. Ca. 1900.
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    [John Berryman, Grocery Store, 1355 So. C Street, Tacoma]
    Creation Date: 1892
    Catalog ID: 2011.0.24
    Call Number: 2011.0.24
    Black and white image of 3 men, 4 women, and a boy and a girl standing in front of the grocery store owned by John Berryman at 1355 South C Street, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, 1892. The small boy holds a package in his arms. A few full sacks lie on a hand truck at the sidewalk's edge, along with a barrel and a few wooden boxes. A horse hitched to a covered wagon, which is partially visible, is in photo left. An advertising poster (ephemera) is posted in the window on the left side. Dr. Charles E. Taylor Collection.