|Title||Erasmus M. Smithers, Renton pioneer, ca. 1885 |
|Photographer||Moore, George N. |
|Date||ca. 1885 |
|Caption||Erasmus M. Smithers came to Washington Territory by wagon train as a young man. He served in the territorial militia and worked in lumber camps. In 1857, he married Diana Tobin, the widow of another early Renton settler. Smithers was a founder of the Renton Coal Company and filed the first plat for the city of Renton. He died in 1900. This photo of Erasmus Smithers was probably taken in the 1880s. |
|Notes||Handwritten on mount: Mr. Smithers.|
Caption on verso: Moore - Portrait Photographer - Sullivan's Block, Seattle, W.T.
Typed on verso: Smithers, Erasmus M. Settled in the present town of Renton, Wash. in 1853.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Pioneers--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Personal Names||Smithers, Erasmus |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||SHS1553 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print mounted on cardboard: gelatin, b&w; 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |