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    [set of six souvenir spoons]
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: 2018.73.2
    Set of six souvenir, teaspoon sized spoons, from the States & Cities Souvenir Spoons, manufactured by the Shepard Manufacturing Company, Melrose Highlands, MA, ca. 1900. Spoon subjects include: a) Chief Seattle; b) Princess Angeline; c) Mt. Rainier; d) Olympic (Mountain) Range with large ship in front; e) (Seattle) waterfront; and f) Snoqualmie Falls. All are made of sterling silver and have an oval shaped bowl that is turned up at tip. Spoons A and B may have remnants of gold wash and enamel. The illustrations are engraved with title on edges. The stem undulates to slightly oval shaped top with embossed illustration of George Washington. On each stem is name of State, a fern and an evergreen tree, with curlicue borders. The back has curlicue design on edges and small floral design at bottom of top. Stamped on back stem: Sterling S The donor's family said the silver souvenir spoons were given to seamen as mementos at the end of a voyage. The men then traded them to donor's grandfather for drinks at the bar, the Oxford Bar, located on the southwestern corner of Fourth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle, WA. Managed by William Deitchler and Otto Tietjens, beginning in about 1897.
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    [souvenir spoon]
    Creation Date: ca. 1900
    Catalog ID: 2018.73.7
    Teaspoon size souvenir spoon, made by Joseph Mayer & Bros., ca. 1900. The three-dimensional, figural spoon is made of sterling silver with gold wash on front and back of bowl. Engraved on the bowlis illustration of a lighthouse and around it, smaller buildings and windmill. Engraved above: Government Lighthouse; engraved below: Westport Wash. The handle is in the shape of a salmon with gold tail, fins, and head. In raised gold letters on its side: Grays Harbor / Salmon. The final is somewhat round with curlicues on side, rays on top to produce scalloped form. At center is an illustration of a small house with smoke coming out of chimney; trees are on either side. On the back, the top is undecorated except for curlicue border. Fish design is on the back without statement on side. Stamped on top of bowl back: Sterling, and maker's mark of a triangle with fleur-de-lis at center. The donor's family said the silver souvenir spoons were given to seamen as mementos at the end of a voyage. The men then traded them to the donor's grandather for drinks at the bar, the Oxford Bar, located on the southwestern corner of Fourth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle, WA. The bar was managed by William Deitchler and Otto Tietjens, beginning in about 1897.
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    [matchbook advertising Hargreaves and Orkney]
    Creation Date: ca. 1930 - 1955
    Catalog ID: 2016.24.101
    Matchbook advertising Hargreaves and Orkney, Yakima, WA, ca. 1930 - 1955. Cardboard matchbook is yellow, light green, red, and white with black and white print. On front flap is wide yellow horizontal band with alternating green, red, and white stripes. On back flap is advertisement for insurance with illustration of covered wagon with oxen and human figures with mountains and clouds in background. Inside cover is gray with black print. Four matches with red heads remain. Staple at bottom, on striker. Printed on front: ASK/ HARGREAVES & ORKNEY/ 16 North 2nd Street/ YAKIMA, WASHINGTON/ PHONE: 2-8558/ Close Cover Before Striking. Printed on back: ORGANIZED 1894/ OREGON MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE CO./ PIONEER MUTUAL OF THE WEST/ SINCE 1894/ OREGON MUTUAL/ FIRE INSURANCE CO./ McMINNVILLE, OREGON. Printed on top: "Save With Safety". Printed on bottom: Universal Match Corp., Portland. Printed on inside: When you buy/ Oregon Mutual/ fire insurance you/ SAVE UP TO 20%/ OUR OVER HALF CENTURY RECORD/ ASSURES YOU/ PROTECTION WITH/ SAFETY/ This saving is possible/ because we accept/ NO BAD FIRE RISKS/ No stronger or better/ fire insurance anywhere./ STANDARD NON-ASSESSIBLE/POLICIES.
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    [souvenir spoon]
    Creation Date: ca. 1910-1920
    Catalog ID: 2018.73.11
    Teaspoon size souvenir spoon, made by Watson Company, Attleboro, MA, ca. 1910-1920. The three-dimensional, figural spoon is made of sterling silver. Inscribed in raised letters on small, oval shaped bowl: Court House; Council Bluffs, IA. Bowl is gold washed on front and back. The bowl is turned up at tip. The stem is slightly curved and has an embossed illustration of wheat, eagle, and Plains Indian man with headdress. The top of the handle is round with triangular top and curlicue trip. In raised letters below tip: IOWA. Below is a man standing at attention with U.S. flag behind him. The back is has an illustration of the State Capitol Building with name in raised letters above it. Raised flowers are above. On handle stem, there is a raised decoration of a corn cob with leaves; small flowers below. Lower end has mark for manufacturer (crown W lion) and "Sterling." on back of bowl is an engraved D form. The donor's family said the silver souvenir spoons were given to seamen as mementos at the end of a voyage. The men then traded them to the donor's grandather for drinks at the bar, the Oxford Bar, located on the southwestern corner of Fourth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle, WA. The bar was managed by William Deitchler and Otto Tietjens, beginning in about 1897.
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    The fruit bowl of the nation, Yakima
    Creation Date: 1956
    Catalog ID: 1996.120.207
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.7551/Y11y/1956
    One illustrated poster map (44 x 56 cm) by the Yakima Chamber of Commerce of Yakima, WA, that provides a bird's eye view of Yakima and the surrounding area in1956. There is a drawing of a several tall buildings representing the downtown in the center with low buildings labeled "Produce Row" just above it. Toward the left corner is a drawing of the airport with a plane landing and someone saying, "I hear the sun shines 302 days a year in Yakima". Several drawings of people golfing, swimming, fishing, hunting, and sight-seeing depict the numerous recreational opportunities. The Yakima Firing Range with soldiers in trucks and one lassoing a jack rabbit from a tank is depicted at the top. In the lower right corner is a map of Washington state with a bulls-eye on Yakima and showing its relative distance to other cities in the state. Extending along the bottom left edge, below the drawing of the airport, are five pictures illustrating recreational opportunities: Mt. Rainier, Fort Simcoe,Tieton Reservoir, White Pass ski area, and the area as a game paradise for hunters. The Yakima Valley floor is green, the surrounding hills are yellow, and there is a dark blue river running through the valley. On the reverse side of the poster, there is a detailed map of Yakima and vicinity with a street index and facts about the area. Also on the reverse are several photographs showing examples of the region's fruit and livestock.
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    Pacific Avenue, April 14, 1925
    Creation Date: Apr. 14,1925
    Catalog ID: 1957.64.B12319
    Call Number: 1957.64.B12319
    Black and white elevated view of the 900 Block of Pacific Avenue in Tacoma, WA taken on April 14, 1925. The businesses are, from left to right, Lundquist-Lilly men's clothing; Chas F. Lewis, hatter; Halbert and Manning Billiards, Scobey's Cigars, a lunch counter; Davis Men's Shop; Haugen and Loney Tailors and Friedman's Jeweler. The three story building on the right is the San Francisco Block. On the top floor, the middle left window reads: Hops and below: Klaber Inv. Co. The middle right window reads: Oriental Method and below: D.G. Chan. The top right window reads: Chinese Medicine. The two advertisements on either side say: Chinese Natural Method, Remedies, Cure, Acute- Chronic & Peculiar Diseases, Young & Old, Either Sex. Chinese Medicine Co., Doctor Will Tell Your Trouble, Consultation Free. On the middle floor the windows in the middle reads: Medical Dispensary; Genito-Urinary Diseases. The window on the right says: G. B. Aldrich, lawyer. On the ground floor the business on the left is the Regal Shoe Company and on the right is a lunch counter. Several automobiles are parked in front of the buildings. The second automobile on the left is a delivery vehicle. There is a street clock in front of Friedman's Jewelers, A large sign shaped like a boot extends out over the sidewalk in front of the Regal Shoe Company. Two sets of trolley tracks run down the center of Pacific Avenue.
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    [Produce Building, Western Avenue, Seattle]
    Creation Date: May 19, 1909
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.14613
    Call Number: 1943.42.14613
    Black and white elevated glass plate negative image of several horse drawn delivery wagons, covered and uncovered, crowded on Western Avenue in front of the Produce Building, Seattle, King County, WA, May 19, 1909. Crates of produce are stacked on the sidewalk in front of the wholesale businesses in the building, and ready for loading into the wagons. Other crates are visible through the open doors of the businesses. A streetcar is amidst the bustle of wagons. Businesses in the Produce Building include: California Commission Co., 923 Western Avenue; Elerath & Radford, produce, 1007 Western Avenue, John H. Elerath and John E. Radford; Jobst & Hibler, wholesale produce, 813 Western Ave, Frank Jobst and Ross E. Hibler; Ferguson-Hendrix Co., wholesale commission merchants, 1015 Western Avenue, William H. Hendrix, president, William T. Ferguson, secretary; Seattle Tent & Awning Company, Western Avenue at the southwest corner of Spring Street, located in image far right. Signs on some of the delivery wagons: John P. Cronin, Grocer; New Metropolitan Grocery Co., Grocer. Sign on partially visible delivery truck in lower right image corner: The Bradner Co., Wholesale Butter, Eggs & Cheese, 1006 Western Avenue, Coe G. Bradner and E. Corris Bradner. Asahel Curtis
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    [Otis & Brown Insurance]
    Creation Date: ca. 1914
    Catalog ID: 2010.149.21.1
    Photograph of the Otis & Brown Insurance Agency, 422 Washington Street, Olympia, WA, Thurston County. It is in a two story clapboard building with sashed and curtained windows at second floor. There is a storefront window with an entryway to its left. Signs in the window read: "Queen Insurance Company" and "St. Paul Insurance", "Otis & Brown." Other signs are illegible, many on pieces of paper affixed to the window or tacked on a board next to the entry. Six men stand in front of the store. From left to right: 1) an older man with hat and dark suit; 2) a middle-aged man with overcoat and light colored suit, hands in pockets smoking a cigar; 3) a younger man with suit, hands in pockets; 4) a young man with jacket, trousers and sweater, hands in pockets; 5) a well-dressed man, bald, suit, hands behind back, and 6) a man with overcoat, suit and tie, holding his hat. To the right of the insurance building is a stairway, and over the stairway are signs reading: "Bargains"; and "Foresters of America Organizers Headquarters. Chapter Now Open Fee only $5." To the left of the insurance company is a millinery, Emma McNair's, at 420 Washington. A retractable awning has the business name partly visible. Signs in the window read "pleating made to order," and "for rent." A hat is on a stand in the window. Robert Esterly, photographer
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    [Van Eaton Grocer]
    Creation Date: ca. 1914
    Catalog ID: 2010.149.19.2
    Photograph of the Charles J. Van Eaton Grocery store, 326 4th, Olympia, WA, Thurston County. It is in a multistory brick building with stone pediments. There are two tall storefront windows with a central tall doorway. The words Van Eaton and Grocer are painted on the storefront windows, behind which we can see produce in the windows and also cans stacked on shelves. A retractable awning is over the front. Seven men and a little girl are posed on the paved sidewalk in front. From left to right: 1) a man with an overcoat with a velvet trim collar; he has a cigar in his mouth; 2) a slender, older man with a dark overcoat and hat; 3) a man in long duster-type coat with white cap, and an envelope in his hand; 4) a middle-aged man with a dark suit, white shirt and tie, and a hat, holding paper in his hand; 5) a small girl dressed in a fancy coat with fur trim and a fur muff; 6) a man dressed in outdoor wear with a hat and rough boots; 7) an older man with overcoat and hat and a beard; and 8) a middle aged man with homburg hat and a suit. The building is on a corner and the paved sidewalk extends along the street to the right of the building. A pile of snow may be visible in the distance. To the left of the building is a pharmacy. We can see storefront windows, and signs reading Drugs, and [pha]rmac[y]. There is also a retractable awning over the pharmacy. Robert Esterly, photographer
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    Arthur Armstrong Denny papers
    Creation Date: 1851-1951
    Catalog ID: 1997.15.6
    Call Number: MsSC 100
    During Seattle’s early history, Arthur Armstrong Denny was its wealthiest citizen, who owned vast property, both real estate and personal, the latter covered banking, street railway, irrigation, and other properties. Besides business arrangements Denny served in several political offices. He was the county commissioner for Thurston County, Oregon, and then King County commissioner. Denny was appointed to serve as Seattle’s first postmaster in 1853. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the Washington Territory for nine consecutive sessions. He was the speaker of the House during the third session. He was registrar of the U.S. Land Office from 1861 to 1865. Denny was elected territorial delegate to the thirty-ninth Congress to serve under Governor William Pickering in 1865. After political office Denny took a half interest in Dexter Horton and Co., a bank founded by Dexter Horton and David Phillips in 1870. Denny served as the president of the Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad Company. He also was active in Society of Washington Pioneers and wrote Pioneer Days in Puget Sound. Also Denny was involved in finding a site for the state university and the foundation of the Puget Sound University and the University of Washington. The Arthur Armstrong Denny papers cover the years 1851-1959. The records divided into thirteen series: Correspondence, Family, Financial Records, Receipts, Territorial Delegate, Postmaster, Seattle and Walla Walla Railroad Co., Society of Washington Pioneers, Estates, Percy Bamford, Arcade Building and Realty Co., Manuscripts, and Miscellaneous Items.