Photo Archives
"John Bair Glass Plate Negatives - "A"
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Chief Napoleon Lagard sitting on Lafayette Street in front of Bair Drugs.
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Chief Napoleon selling clams on Steilacoom beach
Three unidentified Steilacoom ladies
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Helen Serfling, Indian Annie, and unidentified woman at entrance to Bair Drugs.  Helen married Steve Judson, and later a Mr. Rooklidge.  Whether she is married here is not known.  See also JBX063 for the same threesome.
Cropped view of JB011 above
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Same photo as JB075
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Three unidentified children
Three unidentified children sitting alongside the road
Unidentified mother and five children 
Kanavan family (related to Rigney family)
Unidentified lady in a scenic porch pose
Nicholas Neel (?) in front of Gambles' fruit stand
Unidentified lady in a scenic porch pose
Mary Judson in her Steilacoom parlor
Minerva Weston in her Steilacoom parlor
Four children of unidentified family, with dog
Unidentified young man.  View down Wilkes Street toward old Masonic Temple
Town butcher, Mr. Chelius, and family on the porch of house at intersection of Pacific and Lafayette.
Mrs. Henry Saul (later Mrs. H. Salzer) with three boys and one girl.  Boys are Carl, Harry, and Bill
John Saltar for whom Saltar's Point is named
The John Bair Negative photos were taken between 1896 and 1902.  Specific years are given if known.
Cheney family.
Mrs. Hattie Baker, married Fred Doyne afer John Baker died.  Shown are sons Jesse, Ira, and John Baker.
Mrs. Nancy Weston in wheelchair at home.
Cheney family.
Unidentified man
Billy Gaul on steps to the beach
Original Rigney home on Rigney Hill, at corner of what is now South Tacoma Way and 72d Street in Tacoma, near Rigney State Park
Woolen mill along Chambers Creek (formerly Steilacoom River).
Old Chambers Mill, build to supplement Chambers' first mill which couldn't provide sufficient lumber for region.
Tennis court and clubhouse located on Martin Street next to 5th Street waterway
Old barn at intersection of Wilkes and Thompson Streets
Waverly Hotel, across Commercial Street for Steilacoom Transfer
Rogers and McCaws Store on Commercial Street, McCaw and Rogers shown in photo.  Their earlier store at right was torn down after the new store was built.
Granny Blyth's home directly behind (toward water) Bair Drugs

Catholic Church at Steilacoom after movement from Fort Steilacoom
Catholic Church at Steilacoom after movement from Fort Steilacoom
John Saltar's home on Saltar's Point
Old Fort Steilacoom Officer's Row
Old hotel and the Rundquist Home at corner of Lafayette and Puyallup
Front of Bair Drug Store showing U.S. Post Office next door
Steilacoom School
1894
Ossling Home, Father Rennord's home in 1900.
Territorial Prison (first jail in Washington Territory)
Commercial Street buildings looking east
Commercial Street buildings looking north from the bottom of Main Street
View of the Oberlin Church from Union Avenue
1903
JB043A
View of closest building in JB043 showing that it is a grocery store and drug store.
Oberlin Congregational Church
Bair Drugs with no other buildings beside it (Granny Bligh's house is behind it).  Bair Drugs was the first business on Lafayette.
1895
1904
O'Donell house (?)
Convent next to Catholic Church
Northern Pacific Railroad Brewery, corner of Starling and Pacific
Steps to the beach at the bottom of 6th Street
Masonic Hall in background.  Beach scene in foreground.
Saloon and barber shop built by John Delville
Scene taken from Silver Beach hill above what is now Sunnyside Beach.
Scene of Steilacoom from Commercial Street
Chambers Creek from the railroad bridge
Unidentified man on bicycle about to cross wooden bridge
Corner of Lafayette and Wilkes Streets, Orr property in background
Looking toward Silver Beach (now Sunnyside Beach) from town
Scene of Steilacoom
Log across creek on the path to the Asylum (now Western State Hospital)
Unidentified woman with bicycle crossing road
View of Steilacoom
View of Steilacoom from Sterling Street
Looking east from Martin Street bridge
Looking west from Iron Springs Hotel
View of Steilacoom, Oberlin Congregational Church at left, center
Gulch bridge at the end of Lafayette Street
Scene across the Sound, Masonic Hall at right edge of photo
Looking northwest from Iron Springs Hotel
Looking south from Iron Springs Hotel, four houses built by Albert Wythe
House on Chambers Creek at present location of bridge on Chambers Creek Road coming from University Place
Kennedy's camp at Chambers Creek (across from the current marina and to the east  
House on Chambers Creek at present location of bridge on Chambers Creek Road coming from University Place
Starling Street showing Bair and Henly houses.
Bike bridge over Chambers Creek
Road from Silver (Sunnyside) Beach to what is now Madrona Park (road no longer exists)
Bridge on bicycle path to Fort Steilacoom hospital
Martin Street bridge
Martin Street bridge
Champion Street bridge looking south
Chambers Creek streetcar bridge (photo taken from the direction of what is now University Place).
Nisqually River bridge
Former Presbyterian  Church interior photo (later the Congregational Church)
Champion Street bridge looking south
Interior of Catholic Church
Jack Blyth in saloon
Glen Elder and Warren Godfrey in grocery store (see JB089 below)
Mary Judson in parlor of home (see JB012)
Room and group in old Steilacoom School
Same as JB086 but better quality
Fishermen Frank Rundquistk George Gamol, Jack Reynolds, Frank Gamol at Steilacoom waterfront
Fred Doyne and O. K. Cheney in drugstore seated by stove
Two men in saloon
Salmon fishing on Puget Sound off shore from Steilacoom
Salmon fishermen hauling in nets
"Nautilus" with seine of salmon
Dec 1900
The "salmon haul"...bringing in the catch
Salmon fishing on Puget Sound off shore from Steilacoom
Salmon fishermen pulling in nets
Boat "high and dry" on Steilacoom beach, waiting for incoming tide
Salmon fishing on Puget Sound off shore from Steilacoom
Boat and fishermen headed for salmon fishing on Puget Sound 
Preparing for salmon fishing on Puget Sound off shore from Steilacoom
Street car stop in Steilacoom
Street car that ran every hour from Steilacoom (Bair Druges behind street car) to 11th and K Streets in Tacoma
Christmas tree in unidentified home
Men working on street car line in front of Bair Drugs.  Note that street car line spur went toward Sound along what is now Wilkes Street

~1860