• Village on our “Cannibal Coast”, 1788

    Village on our “Cannibal Coast”, 1788

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_15.145

    Date: 1955

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  • Vancouver's sloop on reef in Queen Charlotte's Sound

    Vancouver's sloop on reef in Queen Charlotte's Sound

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_17.165

    Date: 1956

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  • Letter from John J. Rowan to Arthur Goodwin regarding the New York Central market, November 21, 1927

    Letter from John J. Rowan to Arthur Goodwin regarding the New York Central market, November 21, 1927

    Rowan, John J.

    Letter from John J. Rowan to Arthur Goodwin regarding the New York Central market, asking if he will be taking a role in the planning process.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00122

    Date: 1927-11-21

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley regarding public markets, May 7, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley regarding public markets, May 7, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to W.R. Crowley discussing the publication of Goodwin's book 'Markets: Public and Private, Their Establishment, Operation and Management.' Goodwin also responds to Crowley's inquiries about securing Japanese farmers for markets in California and invites Crowley to come visit for the opening of the new Tacoma Public Market.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00033

    Date: 1927-05-07

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Cappucio & Vacca regarding stamping produce bags, August 15, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Cappucio & Vacca regarding stamping produce bags, August 15, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    In his letter, Arthur Goodwin informs the vendors that the Commissioner of Health has passed a ruling that farmers selling their goods at the market need to stamp their bags with their business name and license number. Goodwin advises them to 'have a rubber stamp made with your name and address and stamp all your bags so that the public may be able to trace any goods that you have sold in case of any complaints that may be made.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00038

    Date: 1927-08-15

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  • Geraniums

    Geraniums

    Rollins, Charlotte

    Identifier: spl_art_R652Ge

    Date: 1934?

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  • Pike Place Market vendors selling canned goods and produce

    Pike Place Market vendors selling canned goods and produce

    Anderson, L.

    Vendors at Pike Place Market offering canned good such as plums and pickles for sale along with apples, pears, honey, grape juice, sweet cider and cider vinegar.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00002

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  • Three Pass By, ca. 1924

    Three Pass By, ca. 1924

    Kunishige, Frank A.

    Frank Asakichi Kunishige was born in Japan on June 5, 1878. He came to the United States via San Francisco in 1895. After graduating from the Illinois College of Photography, he opened a small photography studio in San Francisco. Kunishige moved to Seattle in 1917. In the same year, he married Gin Kunishige and began working in the studio of Edward S. Curtis where he became acquainted with Ella McBride who he worked for in later years. Kunishige was well known for his use of Pictorialism, a popular painterly style of photography. He developed his photographs on "textura tissue," a paper of his own creation, which allowed him to produce almost dreamlike prints. His work was featured nationally and internationally in exhibitions and publications such as Photo-Era and Seattle's Town Crier. In 1924, Kunishige became one of the founding members of the Seattle Camera Club, a group of local photographers including Kyo Koike, Yukio Morinaga, Iwao Matsushita and Fred Y. Ogasawara who gathered to share techniques and ideas, as well as their deep love of the medium. Although the group was initially solely Japanese, they soon welcomed more members including Ella McBride, their first female member. When World War II struck and the country's Japanese internment policy was put in place, Kunishige and his wife were forced to leave Seattle for Idaho where they were interned at the Minidoka camp. After their release, Kunishige spent two years working at a photography studio in Twin Falls, Idaho but eventually returned to Seattle due to his poor health. Frank Kunishige passed away on April 9, 1960.

    Identifier: spl_art_367924_48

    Date: 1924

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Rafaele Boffa regarding sale of local spinach, February 26, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Rafaele Boffa regarding sale of local spinach, February 26, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    In his letter, Goodwin notifies Boffa that it has been brought to his attention that Boffa is selling California spinach when local spinach is now readily available for sale at Pike Place Market. He asks Boffa to dispose of the spinach not grown locally and notes 'We shall be compelled to confiscate any spinach that is offered for sale at your stall next Monday.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00069

    Date: 1927-02-26

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to B.F. Schlesinger & Sons regarding an available store location at Pike Place Market, April 15, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to B.F. Schlesinger & Sons regarding an available store location at Pike Place Market, April 15, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to B.F. Schlesinger & Sons asking if they are interested in opening a store on the corner of 1st Avenue and Pike Street. Goodwin describes the beneficial aspects of the property, noting that 'this particular corner would over a superior opportunity for you than any location in Seattle. The same people who patronize our markets patronize the department stores in this district, and I believe I am justified in stating to you that in this particular location you would have a 'readymade' patronage to draw from.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00124

    Date: 1927-04-15

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