• Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Councilman E.L. Blaine regarding the lighting bill for the new stalls at Pike Place Market, December 31, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Councilman E.L. Blaine regarding the lighting bill for the new stalls at Pike Place Market, December 31, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Councilman E.L. Blaine raising concern over the fact that the City Lighting Department had cut off power to 50 newly built Pike Place Market stalls which had been turned over to the city. Goodwin asks that Blaine see that the bill is paid so that the stalls are not left in darkness.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00073

    Date: 1927-12-31

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to John E. Carroll, June 14, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to John E. Carroll, June 14, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to John E. Carroll, President of the Seattle City Council about a dispute pertaining to the market. Goodwin points out that those agitating against the market are not regular users and therefore not in a position to disrupt the market.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00036

    Date: 1927-06-14

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  • Black Queen, ca. 1921

    Black Queen, ca. 1921

    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_15

    Date: 1921

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  • Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Taku Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    The original Tlingit name for Foster Glacier was Taku Glacier. It was also known as Schulze Glacier in the 1880s and Foster Glacier in the 1890s before reverting to its first name.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00063

    Date: 1899?

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mrs. Alywin regarding her request for a raise for her work at the the post office, April 7, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Mrs. Alywin regarding her request for a raise for her work at the the post office, April 7, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter responding to Mrs. Aylwin's request for a raise to account for the increased business at the Pike Place Market post office. Goodwin replies that he cannot justify a raise without seeing further evidence of the heavier traffic that Mrs. Aylwin references.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00066

    Date: 1927-04-07

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  • Aerial photograph of Pike Place Market looking north

    Aerial photograph of Pike Place Market looking north

    Mandeville and Berge, Architects & Engineers

    Aerial photograph of Pike Place Market facing north. The viaduct and waterfront piers can be seen on the left side of the photo.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00011

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  • Construction on Pike Place in front of Leland Hotel

    Construction on Pike Place in front of Leland Hotel

    Webster and Stevens

    Photograph depicting the construction underway on Pike Place in front of the Leland Hotel.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00013

    Date: 1939-08-17

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  • Letter from Charles H. Heighton to John Clifford regarding notices of cancellation of contract with S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Hester of the Bonnie Brae Ballroom, November 8, 1927

    Letter from Charles H. Heighton to John Clifford regarding notices of cancellation of contract with S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Hester of the Bonnie Brae Ballroom, November 8, 1927

    Heighton, Charles H.

    Letter to Charles H. Heighton to John Clifford, providing him with a notice of cancellation for the proprietors of the Bonnie Brae ballroom, S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Lester. Attached is a copy with the notice which notifies Sherwood and Lester that they are in default on their rent and their personal property will be confiscated if they do not pay the overdue amount with interest. Also attached are a Notice to Pay Rent or Surrender Premises and promisory notes signed by S.K. Sherwood and L.L. Hester to John Clifford.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00128

    Date: 1927-11-08

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  • Letter from Frank Stier Goodwin to Arthur Goodwin regarding feedback for his article on foreign markets, September 22, 1927

    Letter from Frank Stier Goodwin to Arthur Goodwin regarding feedback for his article on foreign markets, September 22, 1927

    Goodwin, Frank Stier

    Letter from Frank Stier Goodwin thanking Arthur Goodwin for his feedback on his article on foreign markets, 'Through the Levant with a Market-Basket.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00091

    Date: 1927-09-22

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  • Pike Place Market post office, ca. 1925

    Pike Place Market post office, ca. 1925

    Pike Place Market post office and postal worker. The office has signs for drafts and money orders, stamps, travelers checks and a telephone pay station.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00004

    Date: 1925?

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