• Pike Place Market vendors selling canned goods and produce, ca. 1925

    Pike Place Market vendors selling canned goods and produce, ca. 1925

    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

    Date: 1925?

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  • Market Rules and Regulations

    Market Rules and Regulations

    Public Market & Department Store Company

    Pike Place Market Rules and Regulations for tenants to abide by including certain hours of operation, management approval for signage, behavior requirements and the specific commodities that tenants are allowed to sell at their stalls. This particular form states that the tenant will be allowed to sell ""all drinks, all kinds pastry, chili, soups, salads, [and] individual meat pies.""

    Identifier: spl_sh_00056

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  • "Textura Tissue" directions for use

    "Textura Tissue" directions for use

    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_57

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Frank Stier Goodwin regarding an article on foreign markets, September 13, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Frank Stier Goodwin regarding an article on foreign markets, September 13, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Frank Stier Goodwin thanking him for sending a copy of his article on foreign markets. Arthur Goodwin encourages Frank Goodwin to try selling the article to an eastern magazine and expresses his hope to include the article in a book he is currently writing on public markets. Arthur Goodwin also relays the latest news from Seattle, including Charles Lindberg's trip to the city noting 'Lindy arrived today and did several flip flops over the downtown district, just barely clearing the buildings and landing at Sand Point.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00090

    Date: 1927-09-13

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    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_52

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Earl M. Eba regarding improvements to his stall, June 13, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Earl M. Eba regarding improvements to his stall, June 13, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin encouraging Earl M. Eba, owner of Eba's Grocery and Market at Pike Place, to make improvements to his stall. Goodwin suggests Eba work with his neighbor, George Brehm, to install new flooring in the area between their businesses.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00079

    Date: 1927-06-13

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  • Letter from H.E. Carlson to Arthur Goodwin regarding improvements to the space near the Central Printing Company, November 26, 1927

    Letter from H.E. Carlson to Arthur Goodwin regarding improvements to the space near the Central Printing Company, November 26, 1927

    Carlson, H.E.

    Letter from H.E. Carlson to Arthur Goodwin describing the deteriorating surroundings around the Central Printing Company and asking for a reduction in rent so that they are able to stay in business.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00134

    Date: 1927-11-26

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Charles H. Heighton requesting legal advice regarding the Market Syndicate, January 22, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Charles H. Heighton requesting legal advice regarding the Market Syndicate, January 22, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to Charles H. Heighton, a lawyer at Heighton & Percy requesting legal advice regarding the Market Syndicate and it's co-partnership with the Cowpath Creamery.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00096

    Date: 1927-01-22

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  • Letter from Arthur Goodwin to H. Greenberg regarding his display at the Economy Department Store, June 21, 1927

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin to H. Greenberg regarding his display at the Economy Department Store, June 21, 1927

    Goodwin, Arthur

    Letter from Arthur Goodwin informing H. Greenberg that he will be able to use one of the show windows at the Economy Department Store for his displays.

    Identifier: spl_sh_00085

    Date: 1927-06-21

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  • Letter to Mr. Van Nostrand regarding compliance with the fire ordinance, June 11, 1928

    Letter to Mr. Van Nostrand regarding compliance with the fire ordinance, June 11, 1928

    Taylor, Walter R.

    Letter informing Mr. Van Nostrand he is in violation of the fire ordinance due to barrels and boxes blocking the aisles within the Economy Building. The letter states 'We kindly ask that you not place material of any nature in the aisles from now on; the aisles will be kept open so the patrons of the market can enter and leave the building with ease in case of emergency.'

    Identifier: spl_sh_00058

    Date: 1928-06-11

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