Photo Album A

Manufacturing a Willits Canoe Manufacturing a Willits Canoe Earl Willits in the Office of the Willits Brothers Canoe Manufacturing Shop in Artondale, Washing...

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Photo Album A

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Small black scrapbook style photo album, 8 ¼” x 5 ¾”, c. 1910s

Photographs in the album include the following subjects:
• Camping
• Swimming
• Women’s swimwear
• Road on Wollochet property
• Wollochet Bay
• Paddling Willits canoe
• Willits canoe under sail
• Willits canoe speeding with motor
• Canoe shop on Wollochet Bay
• Interior views of the Wollochet Bay canoe shop and process steps in building the canoes
• Silver Heels
• “Bay Island” boat – one of the Mosquito Fleet ferries
• Olson’s house (assumed to be on Wollochet Bay)
• Carlson’s house (assumed to be on Wollochet Bay)
• State Capitol (original State Capitol, aka The Castle, Olympia, WA) Served as the State Capital from 1905 to 1928
• Sylvester Park (“Park in Olympia), by the State Capitol
• Kathryn’s House
• Dr. McKaye’s House
• “In the tree tops” an unintentionally mounted upside down
• Willits home at 36th and Proctor
• Mabel Bond’s picnic
• “Mother’s House” in Victoria (BC?) – The boarding house Ellen Matthew, Clinton’s 2nd wife, lived in.
• Lagoon in Victoria
• Beacon Hill Park, Victoria
• Bridge over the Gorge (assumed to be Columbia River Gorge)
• Canoeing at the Gorge (assumed to be Columbia River Gorge)
• Kelly Field, Texas
• Airshow at Kelly Field, Texas
• Plane crash
• Fort Sill, Texas
• Life at Fort Sill, Texas, WWI (where Earl served)
• Fort Lawton Barracks, Washington (where Earl signed up for service)
• Fort Lawton Officer’s Quarters
• Soldier’s at Chatenay, France
• 137th Aero Squadron at Chatenay, France
• Art School Dance, Cambridge, England (Earl is on the right at the end of the third row from the front)
• Nurses
• Yosemite Park
• Farm life
• Labor Day 1916
• Mosquito Fleet
• Washington State Capitol
• Victoria BC
• Columbia River Gorge
• Kelly Field, Texas
• WWI

People
• Anne Nelson
• Clyde Willits Jr
• Earl Willits
• Erskine Van de Wall
• Evelyn Nelson
• Floyd Willits
• George Blight (Clinton Willits’s stepson)
• Gerald Rolf
• Gladys Willits
• Irma Johnson
• Laurence Turner
• Leighton Turner
• Leonard Willits
• Lieutenant Grant
• Lisa Chase
• Lois Chase
• Lyle Willits
• Mabel Bond
• Mr. Wright
• Mrs. Bramwell
• Mrs. Crockett
• Mrs. Fairbanks
• Mrs. Johnson
• Nana Nelson
• Olive (Ollie) Huber Willits
• Ruth V. Willits (Floyd & Earls’ sister)
• Ruth Willits (Clyde Jr’s sister)
• The Johnsons
• The Walkers
• Wilbur Mason
• Zell A Chase

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Images in this album are described in the Willits' Brownie Camera Index.

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