More glass-neg images from Tom Reese

Tom Reese identifies this as Portland, Oregon. See the caption for his waterfront detail below. (Courtesy Tom Reese)


Bonus round — three more glass-neg images
By Clay Eals

Remember last week’s post with 15 unidentified glass-negative images submitted by Tom Reese, former longtime photographer for The Seattle Times, who bought the negatives from the Antique Mall of West Seattle?

Many of you commented with clues to when and where the photos were taken.

To further the discussion Tom has scanned three more glass negs from the same batch, and they appear here, with captions supplied by Tom. Please add further comments. It’s possible that one or more of these could become the basis of a future “Now & Then” column!

This is a detail of the Portland, Oregon, waterfront depicted in the uncropped scan at top. Says Tom, “The side-wheel paddle steamboat T. J. Potter looks to be in its original state, before remodeling in 1910, and since it’s still in Portland that probably means it’s in its first years after going into service, 1888 or so. Wikipedia says it moved to Puget Sound after running the Columbia River. Looks like the remains are on a beach near Astoria.” (Courtesy Tom Reese)
Says Tom: “Another Northwest-looking town.” (Courtesy Tom Reese)
Says Tom: “Absolutely no idea. What an immense building. European? The figure at the top looks like a soldier hoisting a rifle.” (Courtesy Tom Reese)

6 thoughts on “More glass-neg images from Tom Reese”

  1. The third photo is unquestionably the Parliament buildings in Victoria. The stone and domes seal it. You can see Mr. Vancouver up on top there too. And if you really squint, you can see Mr. Rattenbury, who’s said to still hang around those parts,

    This photo again strikes me as in the 1910-1917 time range. What bothers me is the power pole. Victoria had quite the debate about gas vs. electric in the 1880s or so. Electricity went in… the main Parliament building(s) were constructed 1893-1897… additions were not completed until 1915ish. But this is the only time I remember seeing a power pole there in a photo of any vintage.

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