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Green Lake, ca. 1900

The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) posted the following ca. 1900 photograph on its blog today: Green Lake, Seattle, ca. 1900 Caption on border: Asahel Curtis, Commercial Photographer, 625 Colman Block, Seattle. Handwritten on mount: View across Greenlake [sic] ca. 1900. Church – Greenlk. Cong.? Photographer: Asahel Curtis Image Date: ca. 1900

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1905 call to police: A “blind pig” is running at Green Lake

  The local site classified humanity, which features “random bits from the archives of a certain Seattle newspaper,” recently profiled this clip from the May 9, 1905 issue of The Seattle Times: SAYS “BLIND PIG” IS RUNNING Green Lake Woman Claims Her Husband Gets Drunk Every Night. A “blind pig” is running at Green Lake. Chief of Police Delaney and several of his best “coppers” live out there, but they haven’t been able to catch the elusive “porker.” In spite of this a resident of that place says that there is illicit liquor selling in the village and she wants…

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Vintage Green Lake postcard: The Green Lake loop, circa 1908

On Tuesdays, we publish a vintage postcard from Green Lake’s past. These postcards were generously shared with us by Green Lake residents Mark and Mary Griffin. (You can find previously-published postcards here, here, here, and here). This week’s card was mailed on Feb. 8, 1908 to the “Philippine Islands,” a term used by American colonialists to describe the Philippines during the first three decades of the twentieth century [source]. The card took more than a month to arrive at its destination. “Perhaps you will recognize this,” the card reads.     You can read about life in Green Lake during the decade between 1900 and 1909 here. Do…

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Vintage postcard: Green Lake “Scene,” 1906

Every Tuesday, we publish a vintage postcard from Green Lake’s past. These postcards were generously shared with us by Green Lake residents Mark and Mary Griffin. (You can find previously-published postcards here and here.) This week’s card is titled “Scene, Green Lake, Seattle.”  It was mailed in December 1906. “We live one block from this lake,” the handwriting on the side of the card reads. From the bottom: “Dear Aunts in Aledo:- I was 8 months old last Monday and weighed 18 lbs 9 oz – Helen Virginia – I celebrated the same date with 17 lbs [illegible].” Mary Griffin, who shared this card…

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Vintage postcard: Green Lake, circa 1909

Check out this historic postcard that I recently scored on eBay: [Click on images to enlarge] Update, Jan. 20, 2011: Click here to see the original black-and-white image that was used for this postcard.  The notes attached to the image indicate that the shot was taken on the south end of Green Lake. The same image appears to have been used twice, on two different postcards.  This version, sent in to us by Mark and Mary Griffin, includes two boats and is missing the “blob” that can be seen in the water in the above version: Thank you, Mark and…

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