• Narcissa Latimer letter to sisters, November 29, 1868

    Narcissa Latimer letter to sisters, November 29, 1868

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Narcissa Leonora (Nora) Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889. The letter is addressed to Alice and Harriet and discusses how she spent Thanksgiving, events at school, family matters and other aspects of her life. Letter appears to be postmarked from Wichita, Kansas.

    Identifier: spl_lj_002

    Date: 1868-11-29

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  • Narcissa Latimer letter to Alexander and Sarah Latimer, November 17, 1884

    Narcissa Latimer letter to Alexander and Sarah Latimer, November 17, 1884

    Denny, Narcissa Latimer, 1851-1900

    Narcissa Leonora (Nora) Latimer Denny was the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Latimer. She had four sisters: Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). Narcissa married Orion Denny on April 1, 1889. The letter is addressed to Alexander and Sarah Latimer and is written from Seattle. It discusses Seattle's climate, her duties as a teacher, women's suffrage, the recent presidential election and Denny family matters including the birth of Roland Denny's third daughter (Edith Denny). Narcissa writes that one of Roland's daughters' was upset that the baby was a girl and notes that ""Cousin Arthur"" (Arthur Denny) consoled the child by telling her that a girl is worth as much as a boy because ""She can vote."" (Washington Territory women were granted the right to vote in 1883 but the right was repealed in August 1888 when a court ruled that the territorial government did not have the authority to enfranchise women voters. Washington became a state in 1889 but women did not regain the vote in Washington until 1910.)

    Identifier: spl_lj_004

    Date: 1884-11-17

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  • Unknown woman in New York, ca. 1880

    Unknown woman in New York, ca. 1880

    Hayden, C.

    Photograph taken by C. Hayden in New York City.

    Identifier: spl_lj_026

    Date: 1880?

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  • Unknown woman in Clarinda, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Unknown woman in Clarinda, Iowa, ca. 1880

    Hinman, E.B.

    Photograph taken by E.B. Hinman in Clarinda, Iowa.

    Identifier: spl_lj_031

    Date: 1880?

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  • "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    "Monterey" gunboat in Port Orchard dry dock, ca. 1896

    Transcribed from back of photograph: "The Monterey in dry dock at Port Orchard near Seattle. They put the boats in the dock, then pump out the water to paint or clean the bottom which gets covered with barnacles, little muscle shell, seaweeds, + c." The Port Orchard Dry Dock mentioned in the caption is likely the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

    Identifier: spl_lj_063

    Date: 1896?

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  • Winter dance time

    Winter dance time

    Juvonen, Helmi, 1903-1985

    Helmi Juvonen was born in Butte, Montana on January 17, 1903. She worked in many media including printmaking, painting and paper-craft. She attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she met artist Mark Tobey with whom she was famously obsessed. Although she was diagnosed as a manic-depressive in 1930, she gained wide appreciation in the Northwest for her linocut prints depicting Northwest Indian people and tribal ceremonies. She worked with a number of artists on the Public Works of Art Project including Fay Chong and Morris Graves. Over the years, her mental health deteriorated and in 1960 she was declared a ward of the state and was committed to Oakhurst Convalescent Center. She was much beloved and had many friends and benefactors (including Wes Wehr) and was able to have exhibitions despite the confinement. She died in 1985.

    Identifier: spl_art_J989Wi

    Date: 1946

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  • Two unknown men, ca. 1865

    Two unknown men, ca. 1865

    Tintype portrait of two unidentified men.

    Identifier: spl_lj_038

    Date: 1865?

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  • Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Unknown man in Santa Barbara, California, ca. 1880

    Stringfield, Alfred Moore, 1849-1886

    Photograph taken by Alfred Moore Stringfield in Santa Barbara, California.

    Identifier: spl_lj_053

    Date: 1880?

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  • Group of three Native Americans, ca. 1897

    Group of three Native Americans, ca. 1897

    Identity of the men and location of the photograph unknown. Time period provided is estimated.

    Identifier: spl_lj_069

    Date: 1897?

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  • Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    Envelope to Mrs. A. [Sarah] Latimer, December 8, 1891

    Empty envelope addressed to Sarah Latimer. Sarah was the wife of Alexander Latimer and mother to five daughters: Narcissa Leonora Latimer Denny (1851-1900), Eliza Alice Latimer Fowler (1856-1934), Harriet Ellen Latimer Stephens (1859-1938), Clara Latimer Bickford (1861-1934), and Emma Chesney Latimer Reynolds (1864-1946). The letter was postmarked from Minnesota. The town is difficult to read but is likely Winnebago City where Sarah Latimer was living at the time.

    Identifier: spl_lj_010

    Date: 1891-12-08

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