This digital collection represents a sampling of our portrait collection. Some of the individuals represented are noted Spokane pioneers, such as James N. Glover and J. J. Browne, but most are just ordinary individuals. The majority of the photographs date from the early 20th century and include studio portraits as well as a few family snapshots. Men, women and children are all represented. Some people largely unidentified. Enjoy browsing through the faces of the pioneers.
Portrait of Jennie Boughton, who came to Spokane with her parents in 1887. She worked for Spokane Public Library for 40 years.
Portrait of Earl Browne, son of J. J. Browne, n.d.
Portrait of J. J. Browne, pioneeer real estate man and banker. n.d.
Portrait of the wife of J. J. Browne, Anna.
Portrait of Father Cataldo, date unknown.
"Cynthia Ann Canfield, second wife of Oscar Canfield, one of the survivors of the Whitman Massacre."
"Oscar Canfield, who as a boy of nine, witnessed the Whitman massacre and was one of the rescued individuals saved through the influence of Peter Skene Ogden."
Edith Davis Dereberry of Covello.
"Wedding - February 1, 1902. Miss Edith Davis m. Fisher L. Dereberry at parents' home near Covello."
Mrs. Louden McGree, greatgrandmother, aged 69, Dayton, WA; Mrs. J. B. Davis, aged 48, Spokane, grandmother; Mrs. F. L. Dereberry, mother, aged 27 and daughter Marjorie Dereberry, 1 yr. 10 mo. Mrs. McGee came to Washington in 1883, settling at Dayton,…
Dwight family camping. "DHD, his father Daniel Dwight, Mrs. Willis, May & Daniel W."
Data Rothrock Durham, wife of Nelson Wayne Durham.
"Mr. Daniel H. Dwight, owner of Brookside. Now Finch Arboretum."
"Grandma, among the flowers, & her daughter, 1902." Mrs. Willis and Mary Willis Dwight.
"The Dwight twins, Marjorie and Dorothy in the yard of their home, 1905 W. Pacific."
"The Dwight twins, Marjorie and Dorothy."
"Daniel H. Dwight, Mary Dwight, Mrs. Willis, Daniel W. Dwight, Daniel Dwight (grandfather)"
Portrait of Cushing Eells, missionary and founder of a seminary dedicated to Marcus Whitman, which became Whitman College.
Portrait of Brigham Young on his 70th birthday.
Portrait of John McAdam Webster, U. S. Indian Agent, Colville Reservation, 1901-1914.
Nothing is known about this young woman, who appears to be posing for a graduation photograph.
James B. Felts and his wife, Florence V. Johnson Felts in the living room at their cabin at Priest Lake, Idaho.
Leona and Lloyd Gandy.
Leona and Lloyd Gandy.
Leona Gandy on left.
Portrait of James N. Glover.
Portrait of James N. Glover and his second wife, Esther Emily.
Edwin Wheeler Hand & daughter, Mary Ruth.
"Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Hand, 1897"
"E. W. Hand & G. W. Roche families taken at the Hand residence (1028 E. 8th Ave.)
Portrait of C. W. H. Heideman. Heideman was a naturalist and poet who wrote columns for the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
William E. Jackson, principal of the Irving School in his office. Jackson was principal from 1901 to 1928.
William E. Emsley, principal of the Irving School in 1908. Jackson was principal from 1901 to 1928.
Portrait of Hiram O. Johnson and his daughters, Elsie and Florence.
Portrait of William Joyce with his wife, Elizabeth and two sons. Joyce was the assistant chief of the Spokane Fire Department.
"Thaddeus S. Lane, far right, president, Inland Auto Assn. on pathfinder trip south from Spokane, 1916."
"Charles H. Leavy, Judge, Superior Court, Spokane."
Joseph Thom in studio portrait.
Robert Thom as a young man.
Amelia Thom, n.d.