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Pike Place Market Digital Collection

Seattle’s Pike Place Market first opened in 1907 with humble beginnings as a group of farmers’ carts at 1st and Pike. In the early 1900’s, thousands of farmers, including many Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese and Filipinos supplied produce to the city from far and wide. The public market at Pike Place was revolutionary in …

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Pike Place Market Digital Collection

Suzanne Hittman Collection of the Pike Place Market

The Suzanne Hittman Collection of the Pike Place Market is a valuable resource for researchers and historians seeking information about the principle figures behind Pike Place Market and its business history. As a child, Suzanne lived in south Seattle with her grandparents, Giuseppe (Joe) and Assunta Desimone. Her grandfather, Joe …

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Suzanne Hittman Collection of the Pike Place Market

Peter Steinbrueck Pike Place Market Collection

The Peter Steinbrueck Pike Place Market Collection includes architectural plans, posters, newspaper articles and ephemera related to the Market Initiative and other efforts undertaken by the Friends of the Market to protect Pike Place Market and its unique character and history.


The Friends of the Market formed in 1964 in response to …

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Peter Steinbrueck Pike Place Market Collection

Werner Lenggenhager Photograph Collection

Werner Lenggenhager (1899-1988) was a Swiss immigrant, a Boeing employee, and a hobby photographer who made it his life's work to create a photographic record of Seattle's architecture, monuments, and scenery. Over the course of his life, Lenggenhager gave nearly 30,000 prints of his photographs to The Seattle Public Library. …

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Werner Lenggenhager Photograph Collection

Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection

A century ago, Seattle hosted its first world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. Held on the campus of the University of Washington, the event drew almost 4 million visitors and put Seattle on the map as a gateway to the Pacific Rim.

The Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection features books, pamphlets, invitations, …

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Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Digital Collection

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The Seattle Public Library's digital collections include digitized materials selected from the Library's special collections. Use the search box at the top of this page to search across all collections, or click the links on the left to view individual collections.

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Werner Lenggenhager Photograph Collection

 

Seattle Genealogical Society Bulletin

 

University District Oral History Project

 

Parker McAllister Collection

 

 

 

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