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Art Work of the Inland Empire

Art Work of the Inland Empire: Eastern Washington – Northern Idaho was published by the Harney Photogravure Company of Racine, Wisconsin in 1906. Published in nine volumes, the entire work is only sixty-seven pages. Each volume contains around seven or eight pages of photographs and the remaining pages are one essay which runs …

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Art Work of the Inland Empire

Capp Photo Album

One photo album that contains 8x10 black and white photographs of agriculture in Eastern Washington around 1910. Includes photographs of the Chilco Falls in Kootenai County, Idaho and photographs of the construction of Chilco Dam. Also includes pictures of Apple Orchards and fields of strawberries, including pictures of people picking …

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Capp Photo Album

Documents of Northwest History

The Northwest Room has a small, but significant collection of original documents of early Northwest History. These manuscript materials include exploration, missionaries, military campaigns, and documents related to early settlers. The earliest document is a handwritten letter from Father DeSmet in 1840. The collection also includes a …

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Documents of Northwest History

Ephemera

Ephemera are sometimes defined as "the minor transient documents of everyday life." Created for a temporary purpose and meant to be discarded, ephemera includes greeting cards, tickets, brochures, receipts, handbills, advertisements, labels, trading cards and many other bits and pieces. Though intended to be temporary, this material …

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Ephemera

Expo '74

Spokane's Expo '74 World's Fair focused on an environmental theme, an alternative to the traditional focus on technology. Spokane was the smallest city ever to cost a world's fair, which many saw as a sign of potential failure. However, Expo's incredible success exceeded the expectations of even the fair …

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Expo '74

About the collections



The Ned M. Barnes Northwest Room of Spokane Public Library is pleased to introduce a digital collections page of photographs selected from collections in the Northwest Room. These collections emphasize the most frequently requested subjects in the Northwest Room – the homes, buildings, streets and activities in and around Spokane. The original items are available for use and study in the Ned M. Barnes Northwest Room of Spokane Public Library.

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