Washington Historic photos, documents, and people

August, 1939

Family living in shacktown community, mostly from Kansas and Missouri. This family has five children, oldest in third grade. Rent seven dollars per month, no plumbing. Husband working on Work Projects

August, 1939

Home of family living in Sumac Park, shacktown community outside of Yakima, Washington. Father is ill and unable to work. They are paying for land (three hundred and fifty dollars) at rate of seven dol

December, 1942

Seattle, Washington. Boeing aircraft plant. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. A complete fuselage section is being hoisted from its cradle in rope slings for mating with wing sectio

December, 1942

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. Kirksite dies for the forming of parts of the B-17 (Flying Fortress). Bombers are being finished in a hy

December, 1942

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. A team of men and women workers complete assembly and fitting operations on the interior of a fuselage s

December, 1942

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17 (Flying Fortress) bombing planes. A team of men and women workers complete assembly and fitting operations on the interior of a fuselage s

December, 1942

Boeing aircraft plant, Seattle, Washington. Production of B-17F (Flying Fortress) bombing plane. Assembly and fitting operations on the interior of a fuselage section for a B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomb

August, 1939

This family, like others in the area, raise strawberries for commercial crop on their small clearings. Shown coming out of the field in the evening. Near Tenino, Thurston County, western Washington

Spokane, Washington and falls, waterpower is enshrined in Spokane Falls in the heart of Spokane's downtown district. Other neighboring power projects include giant Grand Coulee Dam, 92 miles west.