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    Jewish life in the American West: perspectives on migration, settlement, and community
    Creation Date: c2002
    Catalog ID: 2003.104.6
    Call Number: OVERSIZE/973./04924/J5k/2002
    [144] p.; ill., map; 28 cm.; Includes bibliographic references and index; Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and held there June 21, 2002-January 20, 2003
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    [Washington State History Museum Grand Opening Celebration]
    Creation Date: Aug. 10, 1996
    Catalog ID: 1996.0.74.6
    photographic print, Washington State History Museum Grand Opening Celebration, Director David Nicandri provides Washington State Governor Mike Lowry with a personal tour of the exhibits in the Great Hall of Washington History, Tacoma, WA., Aug. 10, 1996.
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    Ezra Meeker Oxen and Wagon Exhibit
    Creation Date: Mar. 29, 1947
    Catalog ID: 2009.0.465.4
    Call Number: 2009.0.465.4
    Photographic print, Washington State Historical Society exhibit of the wagon and oxen owned by Ezra Meeker, head on frontal view of the oxen (Dave and Dandy) and partial view of wagon, which are displayed in a large enclosed glass case, March 29, 1947.
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    [Spirit board display, Ferry Museum]
    Creation Date: 1942
    Catalog ID: 2009.0.465.8.30.2
    Call Number: 2009.0.465.8.30.2
    Black and white close, linen backed photographic image of spirit boards and spirit figures displayed on a wall in the Ferry Museum, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, 1942. The 10 spirit boards are probably Snoqualmie. One of the spirit figures is Puyallup, and the other 4 are from Puget Sound tribes. Three canoes are on the floor below, one on top of the other. A stuffed deer is near image right edge. A desk and chair are displayed near image lower left corner.
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    The West the railroads made
    Creation Date: 2008
    Catalog ID: 2008.1.23
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.709/W276we/2008
    Poster (35x56 cm.) advertising Washington State History Museum exhibit. Illustration features Northern Pacific locomotive 1362 pulling freight. The exhibit looked at the role of railroads in the transformation of the West. Ephemera
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    Sunday, Oct. 5th : it's the last day of the Puyallup Fair
    Creation Date: 1902
    Catalog ID: 1903.1.62
    Call Number: EPH/979.778/Su72/1902
    Single sheet (17x25 cm.) describing Fair exhibits and events; intended for Tacoma residents who can use cars leaving "9th and Commerce Sts. every half hour." Date (1902) hand written in ink. Black print on rose-colored paper. Edward N. Fuller Collection
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    Flower Exhibit at Seattle
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: 2010.185.4764C
    Black and white linen backed image of floral bouquets in vases at a Seattle, King County, WA, flower exhibit, ca. 1900. Amidst scenic images on a wall behind the flowers is a sign: Oregon Scenery. (GNRHS Collection). Great Northern
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    Spokane Falls illustrated
    Creation Date: 1985
    Catalog ID: 1994.70.328
    Call Number: PAM/979.7371/EA77s/1985
    [6p.]; ill.; 28cm.; 1 card folded twice to form 6 sides
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    [Exhibit of Japanese Artifacts]
    Creation Date: 1942
    Catalog ID: 2009.0.465.8.6.2
    Call Number: WSHS Photo Collection Box 4
    photographic print, Display of artifacts from Japan located on the fourth floor at the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Washington, in 1942. Four display cases containing Japanese clothing and armor, weapons, Elaborately carved prayer screen (1898.82.1), and other art work are visible. Some of the artifacts in the cases may be from China or other Asian countries. The label on the double sided print reads: "No. 6 Historical Building, Oriental Corner 4th floor" The photographic print is mounted onto a textured mat and is part of a larger photograph album documenting exhibits at the Washington State Historical Society, 1942-1956. Two different photographic prints are mounted (double sided) onto a single album page.
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    Indian Canoe Ceremonal - Wash. State Hist. Bldg. - Tacoma Wash - Only one in U.S. [Display of spirit boards]
    Creation Date: ca. 1950
    Catalog ID: 2016.0.113
    Call Number: 2016.0.113
    Black and white close photographic image of spirit boards, probably Snoqualmie, and spirit figures from Puget Sound tribes, standing in a display at the Ferry Museum, Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, ca. 1950. A mask from a Puget Sound tribe is incorrectly mounted on a spirit figure. Other artifacts and paintings are displayed in the background.