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World War I brought an industrial boom as lumber was used in local shipyards. The U.S. Army constructed Camp Lewis on 70,000 acres of land purchased by Tacoma voters on the Nisqually plain. The Tacoma Port was established in November 1918 to improve industrial waterways and facilities.

Agriculture suffered after World War I, and the price of timber dropped by half. Take a look at these stunning historical photos from the 1910s that show Tacoma’s street scenes, landmarks and every day more than a century ago. Vote your favorites, and don’t forget to share.

#1 Woman in Harvey Crawford’s Biplane, Tacoma, 1912

Woman in Harvey Crawford's Biplane, Tacoma, 1912

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#2 Union Depot, Tacoma, 1912

Union Depot, Tacoma, 1912

Railroad tracks and the passenger loading platform are in the foreground. The station building is in the image center and right. The building fronts on Pacific Avenue, between Seventeenth and Nineteenth Streets. Personal message and canceled stamp on reverse.

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#3 Broadway Tacoma, Washington, 1915

Broadway Tacoma, Washington, 1915

Busy street view of Broadway (formerly C street) looking north from 11th, Tacoma. Four streetcars, parked automobiles, and pedestrians are present, and the names of various Tacoma businesses and merchants (drug store, piano store, shoe store, and Y.W.C.A.) are visible on signs.

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#4 Tacoma Federal Building and Post Office, 1102 A Street, Tacoma, 1912

Tacoma Federal Building and Post Office, 1102 A Street, Tacoma, 1912

Tacoma Federal Building, housing courts, and the U.S. Post Office at 1102 A Street, Tacoma, Pierce County. It was built in 1910, James Knox Taylor, architect.

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#5 Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Cars, 1918

Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Cars, 1918

Tacoma Street Railway System belt line passenger cars are resting on track at the entrance to Todd Shipyards, with a building and an automobile visible in the background.

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#6 S.S. Tacoma, 1913

S.S. Tacoma, 1913

Black and white, undated image of the starboard side of the steamship, S.S. Tacoma, taken from the stern end, as it appears to emerge from drydock into the water.

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#7 Interurban Train Station, Tacoma, Washington, 1914

Interurban Train Station, Tacoma, Washington, 1914

Street view of the Puget Sound Electric Railway Interurban train station, Pacific Avenue. Pedestrians (passengers), conductors, interurban trains, and surrounding buildings are visible. The old Tacoma City Hall building and bell clock tower is visible in the background.

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#8 Federal Building, Tacoma, 1911

Federal Building, Tacoma, 1911

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#9 Boothe Family Residence, South Tacoma, 1912

Boothe Family Residence, South Tacoma, 1912

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#10 Tacoma Fire Department, Engine House No.7, 1919

Tacoma Fire Department, Engine House No.7, 1919

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#11 Pacific Coast Coal Company Delivery Truck, Tacoma, 1918

Pacific Coast Coal Company Delivery Truck, Tacoma, 1918

Downtown Tacoma buildings are in the background.

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#12 Grocery store and confectionary, Tacoma, 1918

Grocery store and confectionary, Tacoma, 1918

There is an advertisement for Porters None-Such Bread on the false front. A sign for Pacific Laundry is visible on the left side. Attached to the right side of the porch is a sign advertising Vebo cigarettes, and another is attached to a lean-to, along with a sign advertising "Pearline for Easy Washing."

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#13 Downtown Tacoma, 1912

Downtown Tacoma, 1912

A Street is almost parallel to the right image edge, and South Tenth Street is lower. Lakewood Subdivisions, Lewis L. Tallman, president, and M. Roy Thompson, secretary-treasurer; Delmont Miller Co. Inc., Real Estate, Homebuilders, Insurance, Delmont Miller, secretary-treasurer.

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#14 Labor Day Parade, Tacoma, 1919

Labor Day Parade, Tacoma, 1919

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#15 Union Depot, Tacoma, 1911

Union Depot, Tacoma, 1911

Pacific Ave Street view of the front of the Northern Pacific Railroad Union Station. Several horse-drawn carriages are parked outside the station, and pedestrians are visible on the sidewalk.

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#16 Tacoma Fire Department, Engine House No.4, 1919

Tacoma Fire Department, Engine House No.4, 1919

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#17 Northern Pacific Depot, Tacoma, 1911

Northern Pacific Depot, Tacoma, 1911

The Northern Pacific Depot, later known as Union Station or Union Depot, took from across the Street on Pacific Avenue, Tacoma. Two small passenger buses are parked side by side, perpendicular to the curb, in front of the depot.

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#18 Mosquito Fleet Vessels, Tacoma Municipal Dock, 1912

Mosquito Fleet Vessels, Tacoma Municipal Dock, 1912

Signs visible on the deck buildings in the image left include U.S. Immigration Service; Fast Steamer Flyer. Part of the Tacoma Hotel, the City Hall tower, and the Northern Pacific Railroad Headquarters Building is visible on the horizon in the upper left image.

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#19 Sperry Flouring Mills, Tacoma, 1915

Sperry Flouring Mills, Tacoma, 1915

View of the Sperry Flour Company mill in Tacoma, WA, on Commencement Bay's shoreline. Two water towers are on top of the building. Railroad tracks run between the bay and the building.

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#20 Log Train, Tacoma, 1912

Log Train, Tacoma, 1912

A man wearing a suit and a man in overalls pose by the 3 logs on the flatcar in the image center and right foreground. Industrial buildings and a water tower are in the image background.

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#21 Tacoma Fire Department Engine House No.7, 1919

Tacoma Fire Department Engine House No.7, 1919

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#22 Elevator A, capacity 500,000 bushels, operated by Tacoma Grain Company, flour millers & wheat exporters, 1915

Elevator A, capacity 500,000 bushels, operated by Tacoma Grain Company, flour millers & wheat exporters, 1915

Bay water is in the foreground. On the side of the grain elevator: Pyramid Flour. On the side of the building behind it in photo right: Tacoma Grain Co. A tall smokestack is in photo left, and 2 railroad cars are in front of it, and on the side of one of them

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#23 No. 27 Harbor Scene Tacoma, Washington, 1919

No. 27 Harbor Scene Tacoma, Washington, 1919

The photo shows two ships tied up and other ships heading out. There is a line of warehouses on the left of the photo and some on the right. Buildings can be seen on the bluff on the left.

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#24 Tacoma Stadium the Awakening of Spring, 1915

Tacoma Stadium the Awakening of Spring, 1915

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#25 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1912

Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1912

Two horse-drawn vehicles are in the foreground. The Northern Pacific Railroad Headquarters Building is in the background. Three automobiles are partially visible on the Street. Partially visible business signs are at the image left edge.

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#26 Men on Logs in Pond, Tacoma, 1918

Men on Logs in Pond, Tacoma, 1918

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#27 The Stadium, Stadium High School, Tacoma, 1914

The Stadium, Stadium High School, Tacoma, 1914

The Bayview Apartments are in the right-center distance. Two hurdles are on the Stadium Bowl track, and a piece of equipment possibly for leveling the track is nearby.

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#28 Pavilion, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, 1915

Pavilion, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, 1915

Commencement Bay is in the right background, and Puget Sound is left. Browns Point is in the background. A ferry or steamboat is partially visible docked behind the pavilion.

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#29 parade float in front of Fujimoto’s in Tacoma, 1919

parade float in front of Fujimoto's in Tacoma, 1919

The girls in the photo left, including Matsuye Yamane, 4th from left in the second row, wear nurse uniforms. Standing in the photo right, including Kazuo Yamane, 6th from right in the front row, the boys wear sailor suits. Their hats seem to say: U.S. Navy.

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#30 Lumber Mill, Old Town, Tacoma, 1912

Lumber Mill, Old Town, Tacoma, 1912

Image showing most of the mill's buildings, a few homes on a hillside in the image left, 2 partially visible sailing ships in the center background, and logs in a log pond near image right edge.

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#31 Tacoma Speedway Race Car and Driver, 1915

Tacoma Speedway Race Car and Driver, 1915

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#32 Garford Motor Truck Co., Factory Branch, 218 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma, 1917

Garford Motor Truck Co., Factory Branch, 218 Puyallup Avenue, Tacoma, 1917

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#33 Nelson Bennett Tunnel, Point Defiance, Tacoma, 1914

Nelson Bennett Tunnel, Point Defiance, Tacoma, 1914

The hillside above the tunnel is covered with dead trees, perhaps from a fire. A row of wooden houses is at the base of the hill on the water.

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#34 Tacoma Stadium Bowl Performance, 1915

Tacoma Stadium Bowl Performance, 1915

The bowl is filled with spectators, and Stadium High School is visible in the background. A grandstand, with possibly 2 musical groups seated on it, is at the far end of the field. A large group of women wearing light and dark gymnasium suits stands in rows information on the field. A group of women in light-colored clothing stands close together at the near end of the field.

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#35 Delivery truck for the Puget Sound Flouring Mills Company in Tacoma, 1919

Delivery truck for the Puget Sound Flouring Mills Company in Tacoma, 1919

A sign on the side of the truck shows a farmer holding sheaves of wheat beside the words "Olympic Flour" in large lettering.

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#36 Station at Pt. Defiance Park Tacoma, 1914

Station at Pt. Defiance Park Tacoma, 1914

It has a tiled roof and Japanese style architecture. A porch extends along one side, and the ground slopes away. People are approaching and leaving the station, accessible via a long stairway from the lower level.

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#37 George C. Dickson’s home at 501 No. Tacoma Avenue, 1912

George C. Dickson's home at 501 No. Tacoma Avenue, 1912

Approximately 10 cars are lined up, side by side, with many men and women standing beside them, posing for the camera, in front of George C. Dickson's home at 501 No. Tacoma Avenue, at the Fifth Street intersection.

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#38 Workers at Pyramid Flour Mill, Tacoma, 1914

Workers at Pyramid Flour Mill, Tacoma, 1914

One man is holding a filled flour sack on a table built around the chute, descending from an upper story through the floor. A hand cart loaded with filled sacks is beside him. Another man stands by the table with an empty hand truck. Stacks of filled flour sacks are in the background.

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#39 Longshoremen Unloading the S.S. Maricopa at a Tacoma Dock, 1917

Longshoremen Unloading the S.S. Maricopa at a Tacoma Dock, 1917

The image is taken from the dock. Some longshoremen wait on the dock with handcarts. Some, partially hidden behind other men, are downloading full sacks onto a small flat wheeled platform on tracks on the dock.

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#40 F.S. Harmon Co. Slumberite mattress parade float, Tacoma, 1918

F.S. Harmon Co. Slumberite mattress parade float, Tacoma, 1918

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#41 713 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1912

713 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1912

The photo left is of a barbershop with a barber pole mounted on the building. The names printed on the album page by photo are Tanezo Niiyama (standing in the doorway) is identified as owner, and Moriichi Yamane (in dark apron), identified as a worker. However, the man in the photo is not identified as one. In the photo right is the shoe repair business of John J. Herzog; the man standing in the doorway wears a dark apron.

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#42 Tacoma-11th St. from Court C, 1915

Tacoma-11th St. from Court C, 1915

Commercial buildings are on both sides of the Street. Two cable cars are on Eleventh Street. A streetcar is passing through a street intersection in the lower center. Automobiles are parked on the Street in the distance.

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#43 Depot, Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway, Tacoma, 1912

Depot, Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway, Tacoma, 1912

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#44 3,000 Tons of Rice in Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Dock Warehouse, Tacoma, 1917

3,000 Tons of Rice in Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Dock Warehouse, Tacoma, 1917

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#45 Swiss Float Parade, Tacoma, 1913

Swiss Float Parade, Tacoma, 1913

The float, pulled by 3 teams of decorated horses, has 3 levels. Eight girls wearing sashes across their chests with light-colored, Swiss-style crosses and illegible writing are visible on the lowest level. Seven girls wearing sashes with state names sit on the next level. Two women with long robes and one probably dressed as Lady Liberty sit on the highest level at the back of the float under a canopy with the word Liberty on top. Flowers and bunting arranged in designs decorate the sides of the float.

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#46 Stadium High School, Stadium Bowl, Tacoma, 1914

Stadium High School, Stadium Bowl, Tacoma, 1914

The image is taken from the top edge of the bowl, with the school in image upper left center, located across and above the bowl, Oct. 26, 1914. The bowl is almost filled, and some people sit on the grassy slope above the bowl, in the image upper right-center.

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#47 Fawcett Block-Fawcett Hotel, Tacoma, 1914

Fawcett Block-Fawcett Hotel, Tacoma, 1914

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#48 Ezra Meeker, wagon and oxen, at Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma, 1913

Ezra Meeker, wagon and oxen, at Pt. Defiance Park, Tacoma, 1913

A large text sign is on the side of the wagon's bonnet. Two men stand beside a large camera on a tripod beside the wagon. A large cleared area and a few distant buildings and trees are in the background.

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#49 Tacoma Rotarians Using Scraper, Y.M.C.A. Headquarters, Camp Lewis, 1918

Tacoma Rotarians Using Scraper, Y.M.C.A. Headquarters, Camp Lewis, 1918

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#50 Lotta Miles Tire Co., 706 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1918

Lotta Miles Tire Co., 706 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1918

A storefront in the image left has a stained-glass window above the entry and show window. Sign on a store front in image right: Jobbers of Electrical Supplies.

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#51 S.S. Indianapolis, 1912

S.S. Indianapolis, 1912

The ship's name is visible on the ship. The Tacoma Hotel and Old City Hall are visible behind the dock building on the bluff.

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#52 Launching of sailing ship Orcas, Seaborn Shipyard, Tacoma, 1916

Launching of sailing ship Orcas, Seaborn Shipyard, Tacoma, 1916

The ship's hull, with a line of pennants flying on it, is visible from the starboard side of the bow end. The masts have not been erected. Several people, visible from their backs, are standing on the ground along the length of the hull. In the image left foreground, a woman stands alone, facing away from the ship.

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#53 A mechanical horse, W.U. Smith, parade float, Tacoma, 1918

A mechanical horse, W.U. Smith, parade float, Tacoma, 1918

American flags decorate the tiller, and a sign across the top reads A Mechanical Horse; Plows-Cultivates-Harrows; Does All Your Farm Work; 4 H.P. On Belt; Agent W.U. Smith, 924 So. Gran. The man wears a dark suit and a light-colored hat with a black band. Several men, a woman, and two girls stand on the sidewalk behind the man observing the parade.

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#54 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, Looking north from Eleventh Street, 1912

Pacific Ave. Tacoma, Looking north from Eleventh Street, 1912

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#55 Standard Auto Co., 1856 East Twenty-eighth Street, Tacoma, 1919

Standard Auto Co., 1856 East Twenty-eighth Street, Tacoma, 1919

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#56 Group of Japanese American Men, Women, and Children, Tacoma. 1915

Group of Japanese American Men, Women, and Children, Tacoma. 1915

The group may be from school or a church. The boys and girls are of varying ages. Some of them hold a small square piece of paper in their hands. Kazuo Yamane is in the front row, 4th from left. Matsuye Yamane stands behind him, wearing a bow in her hair. One of the girls holds a doll. One of the women holds an infant in her arms.

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#57 Alex Christie Passenger Car front, 1914

Alex Christie Passenger Car front, 1914

The image shows a Tacoma Transit Company bus. Four women wearing hats can be seen sitting at the four open windows on the left. A man looks through an open window on the front right. Lettering above the open side windows reads "Tacoma Transit Co." Below the windows are the numbers "101" At the front of the bus, the lettering reads "Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner."

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#58 Wright Park Conservatory, 1913

Wright Park Conservatory, 1913

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#59 Roman Riding Stampede, 1913

Roman Riding Stampede, 1913

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#60 Home of Mrs. Virginia Wilson Mason, 1911

Home of Mrs. Virginia Wilson Mason, 1911

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#61 S.S. Magnolia, 1912

S.S. Magnolia, 1912

The Magnolia was built in Tacoma in 1907 and originally ran the Tacoma- Vashon route and later the Seattle-Olympia route. In this image, several men are visible on the upper deck of the steamship. Black lettering on the hull reads M.T. Co.; Magnolia. The land is visible in the distance.

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#62 Woodmen of the World float, 1912

Woodmen of the World float, 1912

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#63 The White House Service Station, 1918

The White House Service Station, 1918

Two gas pumps are visible under the canopy. A planter of flowers is beside the man. Advertising for Goodrich Tires is painted on the side of the station.

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#64 Steam Baking Company, 1913

Steam Baking Company, 1913

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#65 Washington State Historical Society Building, with Totem Poles in Front, 1913

Washington State Historical Society Building, with Totem Poles in Front, 1913

Stadium Bowl and Stadium High School are in the left image background. The sign above bowl seats: Comfort Station.

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#66 S.S. Crest at Picnic Point, Wollochet Bay, 1912

S.S. Crest at Picnic Point, Wollochet Bay, 1912

A heavily forested shoreline is visible farther in the distance, while a sandy shoreline is visible in the foreground. The Crest was built in 1900 in Tacoma, WA, by Crawford & Reid and ran various routes on Puget Sound.

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#67 Tacoma Hotel, 1912

Tacoma Hotel, 1912

The Eugene Church Co. business is on the corner of the first floor of the building. The hotel was built in1884, McKim, Mead & White / Stanford White, architects, and demolished in 1935. An automobile is parked at the corner of the building. A horse-drawn vehicle is in front of the building in the left image. A totem pole is near the building, in the image right.

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#68 Tacoma Ave Line, 1917

Tacoma Ave Line, 1917

Black and white photograph shows large and small rocks scattered on the tracks of the Tacoma Rail and Power Company on the Tacoma Avenue line, July 16, 1917, during the strike by the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Division 758, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA.

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#69 Light Department, City of Tacoma, parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Light Department, City of Tacoma, parade float, Tacoma, 1918

On the right side is a kitchen with a man and a woman. On the left side is what appears to be a laundry room.

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#70 Tacoma Pipe Band, 1916

Tacoma Pipe Band, 1916

The Tacoma Pipe Band posing in front of a building; Tacoma Club 33 is noted on photo; Andrew Lowe is the only person identified - top row and on the right of the bass drum

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#71 Tacoma Avenue Bridge, 1912

Tacoma Avenue Bridge, 1912

Houses, apartments, and a church are behind the bridge.

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#72 Tacoma Grain Company’s Flour Mill & Warehouse, – Tacoma, 1915

Tacoma Grain Company's Flour Mill & Warehouse, - Tacoma, 1915

Several railroad cars are on tracks between the buildings and the water, with the Northern Pacific sign-on sides.

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#73 William Van Voris, Tacoma, 1915

William Van Voris, Tacoma, 1915

Tacoma City Humane Officer for many years. Here he is shown in a city automobile at 9th & Tacoma Avenue. The automobile was bought by friends for Van Voris when he was named Humane Officer because he had a disability, and his acceptance of the position would have been impossible without a car.

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#74 Tacoma Waterfront, 1915

Tacoma Waterfront, 1915

Stacks of lumber are visible on the dock. The buildings of the lumber mill are visible along the shoreline. In the distance are two houses behind the lumber mill and three additional houses on the bluff in the distance. A large plume of dark smoke emits from one of the stacks at the lumber mill.

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#75 Tacoma Hotel and Totem Pole, 1912

Tacoma Hotel and Totem Pole, 1912

The Street is deserted, and automobiles, wagons, and pedestrians are lacking.

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#76 Tacoma Grocery Co., La Muna Cigars parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Tacoma Grocery Co., La Muna Cigars parade float, Tacoma, 1918

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#77 S.S. Indianapolis and S.S. Burnside at Tacoma Municipal Dock, Tacoma, 1912

S.S. Indianapolis and S.S. Burnside at Tacoma Municipal Dock, Tacoma, 1912

The stern of another steamship is partially visible at the image's left edge. Warehouses along the dock are visible behind the ships. The Tacoma Hotel is on the horizon, above the Tacoma Municipal Dock building. The Mason Hotel and Old City Hall are right on the horizon. Sign on building above warehouses in the image left: Indianapolis & Chippewa. The S.S. Indianapolis was built in 1904 and ran the Seattle to Tacoma route from 1911 to 1930.

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#78 Sumner and Tacoma Stage Co, 1915

Sumner and Tacoma Stage Co, 1915

Photo of several male passengers seated in an open-sided motorbus of the Sumner and Tacoma Stage Co. The sign "Sumner-Tacoma Stage" is in front of the bus. A man standing beside the bus holds a little girl's hand standing on the running board.

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#79 Tacoma Transit Company Bus, Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1919

Tacoma Transit Company Bus, Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, 1919

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#80 Mailman on Motorcycle, Tacoma, 1918

Mailman on Motorcycle, Tacoma, 1918

U.S. Postal Service mailman, in uniform, posing sitting on a motorcycle in front of the Tacoma Federal Building on A Street, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA.

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#81 Tacoma Police Department, 1912

Tacoma Police Department, 1912

The photo shows about 50 or 60 uniformed policemen, a woman, and two men not in uniform, posing in front of the police station at 616 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma.

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#82 Tea House on the Road to Mount Rainier, 1915

Tea House on the Road to Mount Rainier, 1915

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#83 Tacoma Biscuit & Candy Co. 3 story building, 601-605 East Twenty-fifth Street, at the corner of East F Street, 1912

Tacoma Biscuit & Candy Co. 3 story building, 601-605 East Twenty-fifth Street, at the corner of East F Street, 1912

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#84 Tacoma Streetcar Barns, 1914

Tacoma Streetcar Barns, 1914

street view of the Tacoma Railway and Power Company and Puget Sound Electric Railway streetcar barns, located on "A" Street, Tacoma.

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#85 Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Cars, 1919

Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Cars, 1919

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#86 N.P. Hospital, Tacoma, 1911

N.P. Hospital, Tacoma, 1911

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#87 Scandinavian Salvation Army Temple, Tacoma, 1915

Scandinavian Salvation Army Temple, Tacoma, 1915

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#88 Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Freight Car, 1917

Tacoma Electric Street Railway System Freight Car, 1917

The first freight motor belt railway car was resting on the switch track located at the foot of the 11th bridge. One series of prints in a 73-page album containing photographs of the Tacoma Electric Street Railway System and Tacoma Railway and Power Company.

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#89 Bryant School, Tacoma, 1917

Bryant School, Tacoma, 1917

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#90 Lincoln High School Exterior, Tacoma, 1914

Lincoln High School Exterior, Tacoma, 1914

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#91 Elephants on Broadway, Tacoma, 1934

Elephants on Broadway, Tacoma, 1934

The row of elephants, including baby elephants in front of the F.W. Woolworth store, 1122-1128 Broadway. Built 1914. Building designed by Heath & Gove, architects. The elephants wear cloth advertisements for Columbia Brewery, Tacoma Marine Market, and an ad for the elephants' appearance.

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#92 Union Ave, So. Tacoma, 1914

Union Ave, So. Tacoma, 1914

The Northern Pacific Hotel is at image left edge, at the street corner. Commercial buildings recede in the distance. A streetcar is visible in image center background: personal message and canceled stamp on reverse.

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#93 Working Girls Home, Tacoma, 1914

Working Girls Home, Tacoma, 1914

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#94 Scene in Wright Park, Tacoma, 1913

Scene in Wright Park, Tacoma, 1913

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#95 Nisqually Power Station, Tacoma, 1912

Nisqually Power Station, Tacoma, 1912

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#96 Harvey Crawford at Tacoma, 1912

Harvey Crawford at Tacoma, 1912

Elevated view of aviator Harvey Crawford seated in his biplane on the Tacoma, following his flight near the Puyallup Valley Fair fairgrounds. A crowd of men surround the biplane; 3 boys are in the background. A watercourse runs horizontally above the photo center, and many piles of lumber are on the far shore.

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#97 Carstens Company parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Carstens Company parade float, Tacoma, 1918

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#98 S.S. Tacoma under construction, 1913

S.S. Tacoma under construction, 1913

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#99 Eleventh Street and Broadway Avenue, 1918

Eleventh Street and Broadway Avenue, 1918

A St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company horse team-drawn delivery wagon, loaded with short wood pieces, is left in the image. The Central Lunch is in the image center, with a sign on the side of the building: Save Food. Several pedestrians are on the sidewalk.

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#100 Pantages Theatre 910 Pacific Ave – Tacoma, 1916

Pantages Theatre 910 Pacific Ave - Tacoma, 1916

A man stands with a woman smoking a cigarette on the corner near the Pantages sign. Two cars drive down the Street while others are parked on either side.

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#101 Scene in Wright Park, Tacoma, 1913

Scene in Wright Park, Tacoma, 1913

There is a fairly distant view of two women, a man, and two children in Wright Park. Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. Personal message and canceled stamp on reverse.

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#102 Sumner-Tacoma Stage–Blue Line Company, 1915

Sumner-Tacoma Stage--Blue Line Company, 1915

Two stand on the running board. "Sumner-Tacoma Stage" is printed on the front of the bus.

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#103 Harvey Crawford and Biplane, Tacoma, 1912

Harvey Crawford and Biplane, Tacoma, 1912

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#104 Tacoma Railway and Power Company Employees, 1918

Tacoma Railway and Power Company Employees, 1918

Two men hold lunch boxes. The building is probably part of the railway company's streetcar barn. Several closely parked automobiles are partially visible in the image right.

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#105 Dance Hall B.P.O.E., Tacoma, 1915

Dance Hall B.P.O.E., Tacoma, 1915

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#106 St. Helens Garage, Tacoma, 1918

St. Helens Garage, Tacoma, 1918

Dealer in GMC and Buick automobiles. A sign attached to the front of the building reads: "The Auto Repair Co./Packard & Ford Specialists/Federal Trucks." Two touring cars are parked in front, and a man stands behind one.

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#107 Elks in Parade, Tacoma, 1918

Elks in Parade, Tacoma, 1918

Signs on banners above Street: Welcome Northwest Sign Craft; Speedway Tickets Here, Races July 4. Business signs on buildings in the background: Palace Hotel; Central Lunch; Doctor Keefe (John J. Keefe, whose office is 952 1/2 Pacific); Dayton Agency, Bicycles, Motorcycles, Repairing Supplies.

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#108 Harvey Crawford and Biplane at Tacoma, 1912

Harvey Crawford and Biplane at Tacoma, 1912

A female spectator sits on the wing near Crawford. A crowd of men and a few small boys stand behind the plane.

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#109 Tacoma Police Department police van,1912

Tacoma Police Department police van,1912

Three uniformed policemen stand next to a partially enclosed patrol wagon in the snow. A dog, probably a Pit Bull, is standing on the right front fender, and a man wearing a three-piece suit and hat stands behind the wagon.

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#110 Washington Pipe & Foundry Co., Tacoma, 1912

Washington Pipe & Foundry Co., Tacoma, 1912

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#111 St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company office, Grandview, 1915

St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber Company office, Grandview, 1915

The image shows three men standing in front of the office. All the men wear hats. The two men on the left have their pants tucked into tall boots. A sign over the office door reads "St Paul- Tacoma Lbr Co."

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#112 Pantages Theatre Baseball Team, Tacoma, 1911

Pantages Theatre Baseball Team, Tacoma, 1911

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#113 Studebaker automobile parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Studebaker automobile parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Letters along the top read, "Studebaker." There are U.S. and Italian flags attached to the radiator cap. Two men are in the front seat, and two women are in the back.

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#114 Gault School Baseball Team, Tacoma, 1918

Gault School Baseball Team, Tacoma, 1918

Three boys not in a uniform crouch in front of the team. A man wearing a suit, probably a teacher, stands beside the team. Three houses are visible in the background.

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#115 Regal Cleaners & Dyers, 1012-1014 Center Street, Tacoma, 1918

Regal Cleaners & Dyers, 1012-1014 Center Street, Tacoma, 1918

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#116 Stadium Bowl, Nearing Completion and Stadium High School, Tacoma, 1913

Stadium Bowl, Nearing Completion and Stadium High School, Tacoma, 1913

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#117 Union Laundry Company, Tacoma, 1914

Union Laundry Company, Tacoma, 1914

Six women ride in a Union Laundry Company float the shape of a flatiron in a 1914 May Day parade in Tacoma. They look from the side of the float at the photographer, all carrying small bouquets.

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#118 Equestrian event in the Stadium. Tacoma, 1912

Equestrian event in the Stadium. Tacoma, 1912

The image shows an equestrian event taking place at Stadium Bowl. A group of horses and riders are riding in a circle on the field while spectators view the stands on the right. A large American flag hangs from the far lower left of the bleachers. There are hurdles set up on the left of the field. Commencement Bay and the tideflats are on the far left.

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#119 BPOE #174 parade float, Tacoma, 1918

BPOE #174 parade float, Tacoma, 1918

Highly decorated float with four women sitting at the base of pillar decorated with American flags and a large eagle on top. In the front is the lodge no. "174." Along the side is "B.P. O E." Two men stand on the rear of the float, one wearing a top hat.

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#120 Kellogg-McConnell Co. Delivery Trucks, Tacoma, 1918

Kellogg-McConnell Co. Delivery Trucks, Tacoma, 1918

The business, located at Fifteenth and Dock Streets, deals in wholesale fruits and produce. One truck driver wears a long dress overcoat, and the other a suit coat, vest, and tie.

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#121 Hull of the ship under construction, Seaborn Shipyard, Tacoma, 1916

Hull of the ship under construction, Seaborn Shipyard, Tacoma, 1916

The hull is visible from the starboard side of the stern. Pieces of wood, probably used in the ship's construction, lie on the ground in the foreground.

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#122 T.R.&P. Station Pt. Defiance Park – Tacoma, 1914

T.R.&P. Station Pt. Defiance Park – Tacoma, 1914

It has a tiled roof and Japanese style architecture. In the foreground is a curving drive, with an ivy-covered cavelike structure to its left. Rose bushes line the drive-in front of the pagoda.

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#123 Streetcar at Ninth Street and Broadway, Pantages Theater and Building, Tacoma, 1918

Streetcar at Ninth Street and Broadway, Pantages Theater and Building, Tacoma, 1918

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#124 The People’s Store, Eleventh Avenue and Commerce Street, Tacoma, 1918

The People's Store, Eleventh Avenue and Commerce Street, Tacoma, 1918

Two streetcars are visible, and several pedestrians are on the sidewalk and crossing the Street. Near the lower-left corner of the image is a sign suspended above the Street: Interurban Cars Stop Here.

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#125 P. Leonard & Son, 5617-21 South Union Street, Tacoma, Auto Brokerage, 1914

P. Leonard & Son, 5617-21 South Union Street, Tacoma, Auto Brokerage, 1914

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#126 Downtown Tacoma- Corner of 10th and Pacific, 1912

Downtown Tacoma- Corner of 10th and Pacific, 1912

The image looks west from the corner of 10th and Pacific Avenue. The Waldorf Billiard Parlors and Northern Pacific Railway Ticketing Office are visible in the lower right corner. An automobile and bicycle are parked near the curb.

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#127 Washington Market, 1118-1120 Broadway, Tacoma, 1914