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Washington State Localities Photographs

Steam powered bus, Hoquiam, Washington, 1902
Steam powered bus, Hoquiam, Washington, 1902

Washington Localities Photographs - an ongoing database of historical images from Washington State including cities and towns, fortifications, public works, and national parks.

Washington Localities Photographs is an ongoing digital collection of photographs documenting the counties, cities and small towns of Washington state, primarily from the 1880s to the 1940s. Because we will be constantly adding new images to the digital collection, the database will be updated periodically. In addition, our cataloging staff will continue to supplement the metadata attached to each image as new research alters the informational records.

About the Database

The information for Washington Localities Photographs was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections Division and Cataloging staff in 1999. Not all the photographs from the collection were included in this database. The images were scanned in grayscale using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600L and saved in .jpg format. Some manipulation of the images was done to present the clearest possible digital image. The scanned images were then linked with descriptive data using the UW CONTENT program. The original collection resides in the UW Libraries Special Collections Division as the Washington Localities Collection.

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