C. E. and Hattie King Photographs

View looking south of the Northern Pacific Railroad track along Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washing... Boats at Northern Pacific dock with Blackwell Hotel, Tacoma, Washington Territory, circa 1885 View of three ships including a sidewheeler at the Northern Pacific dock, Tacoma, Washington Terr... Wood plank sidewalk along Northern Pacific wharf near Commencement Bay Northern Pacific Railroad track along Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington Territory Members of Puyallup Tribe playing game on shores of Puget Sound Tacoma Alert Hose Company No. 2 volunteer firefighting company Family in longboat docked near shore Puyallup with longboats on shore of Puget Sound Washington College, Tacoma, W.T. Central School Annie Wright Seminary, Tacoma, W.T. Tacoma High School Class of 1900 with faculty Old Coal Bunkers at Tacoma, W.T. Wharf Scene, Terminus of Northern Pacific Railroad, Tacoma, W.T. Canoes moored along shoreline

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C. E. and Hattie King Photographs


  • 1885 (Creation)


3 files (14 print photographs and 1 digital scans)

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C.E. (Charles) and Hattie King were photographers in Tacoma in the latter part of the 19th century. Charles King was hired by Northern Pacific in the 1870s to photograph land where the tracks were to be laid between Livingston, Montana and Tacoma. In the 1880s, Charles and Hattie were hired to photograph local churches, residences, and ships. Charles was known for being one of the earliest photographers to capture an image of Mount Rainier. Charles King would go on to serve as a Tacoma Police Captain.

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Includes 14 photographs of Tacoma taken c. 1886-1900 by C. E. and Hattie King of Commencement Bay, Northern Pacific railroad tracks, local schools, and members of the Puyallup and other area tribes.

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