• View from 2nd Ave. regrade to Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    View from 2nd Ave. regrade to Washington Hotel, ca. 1906

    Webster & Stevens

    Although the regrade started in 1903, James Moore, the owner of the Washington Hotel, refused to clear the property until 1906 when regrading of Second and Third Avenues were well underway.

    Identifier: spl_dr_032

    Date: 1906

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  • Native American baskets in home of Mabel Thompson, ca. 1900

    Native American baskets in home of Mabel Thompson, ca. 1900

    Denny, Orion O., 1853-1916

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "Part of Mabel's collection of Indian baskets. A corner in her room - photo by O.O.W. Denny. Mabel Thompson in Seattle." In the 1900 census, H.G. and Mabel Thompson are listed at 1108 Seneca St. (later 1204 Boren), the same address as Orion Denny. Mabel was the daughter of Orion Denny and Eva Flowers Coulter (who he married in 1874 and divorced a few years later). Mabel married Howard G. Thompson in 1894.

    Identifier: spl_lj_060

    Date: 1890?

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  • Children of Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy, ca. 1920

    Children of Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy, ca. 1920

    Sarah Jane Latimer Dawdy (1847-1915) was the daughter of Alexander Latimer and his second wife, Julia Ann Hart (1819-1850). She married John W. Dowdy on March 25, 1868 in Knox, Illinois. They had three children, Drennan Latimer Dawdy, Norval Dawdy and Daisy E. Dawdy. Location and exact date of the photograph are unknown.

    Identifier: spl_lj_070

    Date: 1920?

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  • Training dogs for Alaska outside 1108 Seneca St. home, ca. 1897

    Training dogs for Alaska outside 1108 Seneca St. home, ca. 1897

    Transcribed from photograph: "Training dogs for Alaska. This in Seneca Street almost in front of our house. Where you see the fence and trees is Charlie's block. It is directly opposite our house on south side of Seneca St." In the 1890 City Directory, Orion Denny is listed at 1108 Seneca on the NW corner of Boren and Seneca. When his wife, Narcissa, died in 1900 her obituary mentioned that the couple at lived at the 1108 Seneca address for several years. In 1905, Denny constructed a larger mansion designed by Bebb & Mendel on the same street corner (which then went by the address 1204 Boren).

    Identifier: spl_lj_065

    Date: 1897?

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  • Unknown man in Waterloo, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Waterloo, Iowa, ca. 1880

    H.S. & J.W. Hoot; Hoot, Howard S., 1857-1941; Hoot, Jerome W., 1859-1943

    Photograph taken by H.S. & J.W. Hoot in Waterloo, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_024

    Date: 1880?

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  • Union soldiers, ca. 1865

    Union soldiers, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of five Union soldiers. Likely taken during the Civil War.

    Identifier: spl_lj_015

    Date: 1865?

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  • Charlie Reynolds, ca. 1880

    Charlie Reynolds, ca. 1880

    Ordemann, T.

    Charles Reynolds was the husband of Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds, daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister to Narcissa Latimer. Charles and Emma married in 1886 in Minnesota. The photograph was taken by T. Ordemann in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The 1890 Seattle City Directory lists Charles as a boarder at 1108 Seneca St., the home of Narcissa and Orion Denny.

    Identifier: spl_lj_049

    Date: 1880?

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  • Dr. and Dorothea Bickford, Joe and Ollie, Alice Fowler, Emma Reynolds, Lillian Fowler, Florence Wiltsie and husband, Marilyn Wiltsie, ca. 1930

    Dr. and Dorothea Bickford, Joe and Ollie, Alice Fowler, Emma Reynolds, Lillian Fowler, Florence Wiltsie and husband, Marilyn Wiltsie, ca. 1930

    Dr. Ernest L. Bickford was the brother of Arthur Bickford, husband of Clara Latimer Bickford. Clara Latimer Bickford was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer and sister of Alice Latimer Fowler and Emma Latimer Reynolds. Lillian Fowler was the daughter of Alice Latimer Fowler and her husband Charles Fowler. Ernest and his wife Dorothea Bickford lived in Seattle for 40 years before his death in 1936. Their home, likely where the photograph was taken, was located on Mercer Island for much of that time. Transcribed from back of photograph: ""Dr. Bickford + Wife Dorothea, Joe + Ollie, Aunt Alice Fowler, Aunt Emma Reynolds, Lillian Fowler, Florence Wiltsie + husband [Lee Wiltsie]. Little girl is Marilyn Wiltsie. Bickford Home.""

    Identifier: spl_lj_054

    Date: 1935?

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  • Unknown man, ca. 1865

    Unknown man, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of unidentified man.

    Identifier: spl_lj_014

    Date: 1865?

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  • R.H. letter to "Friend Latimer," October 8, 1874

    R.H. letter to "Friend Latimer," October 8, 1874

    Leete, Frank

    Letter written to Alexander Latimer, from a friend who recently moved away from Minnesota (where Latimer also lived) to Eldridge, Kansas. The friend describes his health, the weather and agricultural matters along with his disappointment in the low church attendance of his community.

    Identifier: spl_lj_005

    Date: 1874-02-08

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