At Home in King County: Images from the Collections
Health, safety, recreation and transportation are some of the topics that appear in these photographs. Please click on the thumbnails at the right for larger images and descriptive text. Links in the captions lead to other pages that are part of the King County Archives Web site. There, you'll find more photographs, maps, drawings and additional text information.
This online exhibit, prepared in honor of Washington State Archives Month 2008, is based on a display ("A Baker's Dozen: Images of King County from the Collections") originally created in 2003 by Assistant Archivist Helice Koffler.
Out to pasture
Bridge inspectors occasionally tried to enliven photographs used in their reports by incorporating human figures or animals into the composition. This image, taken in the mid-1950s of an unnamed bridge on SE 424th Street, also shows an attractive cow in a pasture by Newaukum Creek near Enumclaw.
Road Engineer bridge files: photographs (Series 474), Box 12, Folder 13. (Bridge 3071, 1378A)