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About this collection

The items in this collection are housed in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in the Terrell Library.

View the guide to PC 13: George Ritchey Photographs of Pullman, 1897-1910.

The Photographer:

George Ritchey lived in Pullman at least as early as 1897. He apparently worked in a Pullman grain elevator in the 1890s. In 1910, he was a house painter living on Military Hill with his wife and children. His father, William, a carpenter, boarded with him, according to the city directory. The 63 images in this database include early scenes of the Washington State University campus, the Ritchey family, and Pullman Washington

Searching the Database:

Entering search terms in the box located at the top of the page will search across all of the database fields, or the entire collection may be browse alphabetically by selecting "Browse This Collection" in the gray bar above that.  Search results are displayed as a series of thumbnail images that may be browsed, both forward and backward. To view the larger image and its corresponding description, double click on the thumbnail. Any highlighted text in the description below each full-size image is searchable; just click.

Creating the Database:

Trevor Bond oversaw the project and provided subject and genre terms. Michael Walpole scanned original photographic prints as 300 dpi TIFF files on a Microteck 9600XL scanner and then added 72 dpi JPEG files to the CONTENT database. Al Cornish provided technical support for CONTENT and aided Michael Walpole and Trevor Bond in the site's design.

 
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