A Milwaukee Road freight train of 18 cars loaded with washing machines pulled by locomotive no. 10250. The sign on the front of the locomotive reads, "World's largest shipment of bench type washers from Newton, Iowa for Seattle / W.A. Dooley & Co."
Big crowd of people in front of Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound electric bipolar locomotive no. 10250. The sign on the train reads, "World's largest shipment of bench type washers from Newton, Iowa, for Seattle, W.E. Dooley & Co."
Agricultural workers dump a field wagon full of sugar beets into a conveyor and loader near Bellingham, Washington. One man operates a pulley that tilts the wagon bed, dumping the contents into the conveyor
International Stevedoring Company; Hanford Street Dock; apple industry; Seattle, WA; King County; international trade; longshoreman
Loading Washington apples from Yakima at the Hanford Dock in Seattle to be shipped to Liverpool. A longshoreman stands on the dock guiding a platform loaded with crates of Samson apples as it is lifted to the deck of the ship.
Interior of a Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railway club car. Five men are playing cards at a round table. An African American waiter stands beside the table holding a tray with two bottles of ale and glasses.
Great Northern Railway; Seattle, WA; King County; silk trade; international trade; S.S. Kaga Maru
The deck of the steamship Kagamaru (Kaga Maru) at dock in Seattle. Bales of silk are being raised from the hold of the ship. The ship carried silk from Japan to be loaded onto Great Northern Railway boxcars for shipping to Chicago and New York.
Great Northern Railway; Seattle, WA; King County; silk trade; international trade; building, storage
Interior of a warehouse filled with bales of silk that had recently been unloaded from the S.S. Kaga Maru. The final destination of each bale is printed on the bale: Chicago or New York. The warehouse was located at Pier 88 in Seattle.
Great Northern Railway; Seattle, WA; King County; silk trade; international trade; bale; longshoreman; boxcar
Longshoremen using handcarts load bales of silk into a Great Northern Railway boxcar. The bales were stored in a warehouse on Pier 88 in Seattle. Two men push a cart up a ramp into the boxcar. The silk is destined for Chicago and New York. The...
Great Northern Railway; Seattle, WA; King County; silk trade; international trade; locomotive no. 2517
The Marathon, Great Northern Mountain class P-2 no. 2517 pulling the silk train out of Seattle, Washington on a record breaking round trip run to St. Paul carrying $5,000,000 worth of raw silk. People in towns along the way turned out to watch as...