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    [safety razor with accessories]
    Creation Date: 1900-1940?
    Catalog ID: 2000.171.94
    Safety razor (a) with stropper (b), two boxes of blades (c, d), an instruction booklet (e), and product box (f). Razor made of silver tone metal. Textured handle; grated area above where blades are inserted. Stropper made of silver toned metal. Round with opening showing sharpening stone. Swivel handle at center top. Two small boxes of golden Empire double edge razor blades in original paper wrappers. Box is rectangular and with cellophane wrapping. Orange/blue color image of Golden Gate Bridge, lighthouse, rising sun on lid. Instruction booklet made of single sheet of white paper folded four times and printed on both sides. Includes photos and diagrams on how to use equipment. Printed on box lid: Kriss/Stropper/Kross/price $6.00/Kriss Kross Corp. St. Louis U.S.A. Printed on brochure: How to Use/the/Kriss Kross/Stropper/and/Razor Molded on stropper: Kriss/Kross Printed on blade box: Golden Empire/Double Edge; The H.K. Smith Co./Golden Empire/Blue Street/El Monte, California Molded on razor: Star Safety Razor Corp/Brooklyn, New York; Star/Patented Mar. 24-14
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    Archie's Drug Store, Grandview, Wn. 1906
    Creation Date: 1906
    Catalog ID: 2019.1.27
    Call Number: 2019.1.27
    Black and white photograph taken 1906 in Grandview, Yakima County, WA. Image shows two shop buildings along a dirt road. The building on the left is identified by writing on the verso as "Archie's Drug Store". According to the Grandview Pioneer History, this building was the first store in Grandview and was originally Fleming and Work General Merchandise. The drug store did not open until 1908. In January 1908, A. G. Fleming of Sunnyside put in a limited stock of drugs in a small building on Division Street (lot 9, Block 17), and placed B. N. Coe, registered Pharmacist, in charge. It was called "The Grandview Drug Store.” In a short time, the stock was sold to H. Y. Saint who also retained Mr. Coe as manager. In 1909, Mr. Coe purchased the stock, gradually enlarging it, and moving later into a fine brick structure on the next lot, where he is still on duty in 1927. In the meantime, the firm name was changed to "Grandview Pharmacy." A man dressed in a dark suit and tie stands in the open doorway of the store. A man sitting in a buggy pulled by two horses is to the left of the store. Leaning against the right corner of the building is a man wearing a dark jacket, trousers, cap and high laced boots. Another man stands in front of him to the left leaning against a sign which reads "Sunnyside Land & Investment Co." An additional man sits on a horse on the far right.
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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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    [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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    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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    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.
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    [mechanical figure used in Frederick & Nelson Department Store displays]
    Creation Date: 1940-1970?
    Catalog ID: 2013.177.2
    Mechanical figure used in Frederick & Nelson Department Store window displays during the Christmas season, 1940-1970? Automated figure is of young male figure in clothing of Charles Dickens era. Figure is slightly leaning over a hurdy gurdy or street organ. Figure wears long red cloth with wide cape and black cuffs with white lace at hem, black pants, black shoes, and black top hat decorated with a gold ribbon. Pair of large gold flat buttons on front of coat are held in place with long pins. Figure made of wood covered with plaster (possibly a small commercial mannequin). Figure's face is handpainted. Face has turned up nose, closed mouth and exaggerated pink cheeks. Added hair made of long strands of black yarn. Top hat has wide brim with upturned sides. Musical instrument made of wood and painted olive green. It sits on single leg which is painted gold. Hand crank on right side. Front is decorated with curlicue design of silver glitter and sequins. Added gold flame like form on right side. Raised rectangular section on top is decorated with gold trim and green felt cut into heart and leaf shapes. Drum is round. Sides are decorated along bottom with large red felt triangles with gold trim. Smaller triangles extend from top and are green. Electric cord is fitted through hole in back.
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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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    [ceramic fragments]
    Creation Date: 1843-1866
    Catalog ID: 1995.137.401.226
    21 small ceramic fragments: 12 white glazed; 1 tan glazed, 8 with no intact glaze. First fragment flat, rectangular with intact white glaze on 2 obverse sides, broken on all edges. Second fragment triangular chip with intact white glaze on one flat surface. Third fragment small irregularly shaped rim fragment with intact white glaze on rim, extending to glazed slightly concave surface, raising sharply at rim edge. fourth fragment irregular elongagated shape with intact white glaze on two obverse surfaces; one suface heavily chipped and flat; obverse surface long concavely curved and concavely rounded. Fifth fragment triangular rim fragment with intact white glaze on rim and two obverse surfaces; rim is thin; both obverse surfaces flare to thicker, flat plane width away from rim edge (0.1 to 0.3 cm.) Sixth fragment small, chipped and broken on all sides; intact white glaze on one slightly convex surface. Seventh fragment small, irregular flat chip with intact white glaze on one flat surface. Eighth fragment thin flat, broken on all edges with intact white glaze on slightly concavely curved surface. Ninth fragment small rectangular piece broken on all edges, with intact white glaze on one flat surface. Tenth fragment with intact white glaze on two obverse surfaces; very slightly curved; all edges broken. Eleventh fragment irregularly shaped and heavily chipped, with small amount of white glaze on slightly convex surface. Twelfth fragment narrow with intact white glaze on two obverse flat surfaces and all edges broken. Thirteenth fragment narrow (0.3 cm) rounded, lipped rim with main body of piece irregularly shaped and chipped of all glaze. Forteenth fragment chipped on all surfaces and all edges broken. Fifteenth fragment irregular chip with no intact glaze. Sixteenth fragment irregular chip with no intact glaze. Sixteenth fragment irregular shape with no intact glaze. Eighteenth chip with all broken edges and chipped surfaces with no intact glaze.Nineteenth fragment irregular small piece with no intact glaze. Twentieth fragment thin chip with not intact glaze. Twenty-first fragment small sliver with intact grey-tan on one concave surface.