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Seattle: Maps & Images

Sources for research into Seattle and the surrounding area

Historic Images of Seattle

Photo: Colman Dock, L.C. Smith Building and nearby waterfront from Elliott Bay
Postcard: Automobile and fallen tree across road, Woodland Park
Photo: L.C. Smith Building, 2nd Ave. northeast corner Yesler Way, looking southeast, 1939
Postcard: Bird's-eye view of Harbor Island and the East Waterway, Seattle, ca. 1915
Photo: Higo Ten Cent store, ca. 1950
Postcard: Elliott Bay from Queen Anne Hill, ca. 1911
Photo: 2nd Ave. from Pike St., ca. 1920
Photo: Lake Union and the University District, looking northeast from east Queen Anne, ca. 1910
Postcard: Skyline of Seattle, including the Smith Tower and waterfront, ca. 1928
Photo: Students on steps of Suzzallo Library, 1953
Postcard: Denny Hall exterior showing southeast side, University of Washington

Images from UW Digital Collections.