Picnic With The Rasmussens

Picnic With The Rasmussens

Today is a great, sunny day! Maybe a good day for a picnic?
This is the Rasmussen family of Kent having a picnic around 1915. Left to right: George E. Hallock Sr., Helen Rasmussen, Matilda Rasmussen, Alma Rasmussen, Nels Rasmussen (leaning), HP Rasmussen, Edna Hallock (black dress), Julia Rasmussen/ or Mrs. Hallock Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. James T. Bow 1885

Mr. & Mrs. James T. Bow 1885

We just digitized these two portraits which are hand drawn and mounted on canvas. They are Kent’s Mary Ann Harn Bow & James Thomas Bow. They were married on July 29th, 1885 and these portraits would’ve been done around the same time period.
There is a faint stamp on the back that we believe was the name of the artist: “Edward T. Hick at 634 5th St., Seattle WASH”

Tintype Photographs

Tintype Photographs

We have been digitizing a collection from the Stewart/ Faucett Families of Kent, WA. Included were several Tintype photographs.

“Tintype Photographs: This inexpensive photo process was similar to the Ambrotype, but instead of using a glass plate, the tintype image was processed on  a thin sheet of blackened iron – not tin. The name might come from the fact that tin shears were used to cut the iron plate…Introduced in 1856 and popular until about 1867. But tintype photo studios were still around into the early 1900s as a novelty.” –https://www.aarp.org

Enjoy some of these early images of Kent’s history!

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