Web resources on German Heritage in the Pacific Northwest

 

 

Photographs

 

UW Content server: multiple photography archives. Unfortunately you cannot link to individual photos.

 

http://content.lib.washington.edu/dnc.html this link lists all databases available through this resource

 

        These two databases found historical photos under the keyword German:

 

         Asahel Curtis Photo Company Collection - 1,704 photographs depicting activities in Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska and the Klondike, from the 1850s until 1940.

      German Evangelical Zion Lutheran Church, Terry Ave. and Stewart St., 1905 http://content.lib.washington.edu/curtis/image/399.jpg

 

         Wilhelm Hester Collection - 338 photographs of Puget Sound sailing vessels and ships' crews, the Alaska Gold Rush in Nome and vicinity in 1900, images of logging activities in Washington state, and San Francisco's Chinatown, ca. 1893-1906.

      Capt. Alex Teschner beside the wheel of the three-masted German bark PERA, Port Blakely, Washington, 1901. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/75.JPG

      Captain George Cringler with his dog on the deck of the three-masted German schooner FLOTTBEK, Tacoma, Washington, 1905. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/205.JPG

      Captain George Cringler, his family and friends on the deck of the three-masted German schooner FLOTTBEK, Tacoma, Washington, 1905. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/206.JPG

      Captain George Cringler, his family and friends on the deck of the three-masted German schooner FLOTTBEK, Tacoma, Washington, 1905. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/253.JPG

      Group portrait of the crew of the German sailing vessel DREHNA, Washington, ca. 1904. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/275.JPG

      Group portrait of the crew of the three-masted German ship TARPENBEK taken on deck, Puget Sound port, Washington, ca. 1904. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/70.JPG

      Group portrait of the crew standing on the wheelhouse of the three-masted German ship TARPENBEK, Puget Sound port, Washington, ca. 1904. http://content.lib.washington.edu/hester/image/161.JPG

 

 

Museum of History and Industry: Searchable database of images relating to the history of Seattle. Excellent historical background and descriptions given for each image.

 

        This is the link to the main search page. From here you can choose either an Easy Search or a Keyword Search. http://www.seattlehistory.org/index3.htm

 

         A keyword search using the word German found the following images:

 

      This photo shows the Sanitary Public Market in about 1910. At that time, the street level of the building housed a German delicatessen, a candy store, and a shop that sold coffee, tea, butter, and eggs. A horsedrawn wagon waits by the curb. http://www.seattlehistory.org/preview.asp?id=8253

      Some ideas have trouble catching on. In the early 1920s, German and Austrian manufacturers showed off their paper clothing and accessories in Seattle. In this photo, taken around 1921, three women and a man model the Austrian and German paper clothing, with price tags attached. http://www.seattlehistory.org/preview.asp?id=7993

      In 1890, German immigrant Edward Nordhoff and his wife Josephine invested their life savings of $1,200 to start The Bon Marche at First Avenue and Cedar Street. This photo, taken in about 1916, shows The Bon Marche buildings on Second Avenue. A big sign on the roof advertises the name of the store. http://www.seattlehistory.org/preview.asp?id=7975

      Charles I. Looff, a German immigrant, built a huge amusement park at Alki in 1907. He named it Luna Park. In this photo, taken around 1907, children ride the painted horses on the carousel at Luna Park. http://www.seattlehistory.org/preview.asp?id=7833

 

BC Archives: Database of images relating to the history of British Columbia.

 

        The link to the main search page is: http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/visual/visual.htm

 

         A keyword search using the word German found some of the following images:

 

      Victoria. Damage to the German Club after the sinking of the SS Lusitania http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_84/a_06827.txt?A-06827

      The Hurdies, German Dancing Girls at Barkerville http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_82/g_00817.txt?G-00817

      Interior view of the German Club on Government Street, Victoria http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_83/g_04671.txt?G-04671

      Breaking Land, Sudetin German Settlement near Tomslake http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_20/i_22151.txt?I-22151

      Learning German by Correspondence, Kelowna http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_24/i_25005.txt?I-25005

      Victoria. Damage to the German Consulate after the sinking of the SS Lusitania http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_134/f_02193.txt?F-02193

      Monashee road crew of German Prisoners of War near Vernon http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/cgi-bin/text2html/.visual/img_txt/dir_130/e_06412.txt?E-06412

 

 

Other Valuable Web Resources:

 

      UW Special Collections http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/

      Links to other Pacific Northwest Resources (part of UW Special Collections page) http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcoll/pnw/links.html

      Repositories of Primary Data for the Western United States and Canada: An exhaustive list that is part of the University of Idaho Special Collections Library http://www.uidaho.edu/special-collections/west.html

      Washington State Historical Society http://www.wshs.org/text/mus.htm

      Pacific Northwest Historians Guild http://dev.bcc.ctc.edu/cpsha/guild/default.htm