Lake Quinault, Washington, ca 1933
The Jones Photo Co. of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, Washington published this Black & White vintage card with a picture of Lake Quinault with the Olympic Mountains in the background and trees in the foreground. Jones and an identifying number of 3358 found at the lower right corner.
Logo of the Jones Photo Co., Aberdeen & Hoquiam, Washington found on the reverse of the card
Beginning with William L. Jones, a Welsh immigrant, four generations of the Jones family owned and operated the business from 1880, in Silverton, Oregon, moving to Washington in 1913, until 2003 when the Anderson & Middleton Company purchased it retaining the grandson of the original founder, Bill Jones, as advisor. Over 175,000 glass and film negatives and 85,000 prints now form a historical collection of photos of northwest Washington.
Many of the pictures depict scenes from everyday working life as well as the buildings, boats, just married couples, babies, and tribal chiefs. Since this postcard does have a number, I had hoped that the Jones Photo Historical Collection online would have an index and it would be possible to discover who took the picture. While there is a search function, and I tried several different options to search; however, this particular picture does not appear to be in the collection. Because the message and postmark at dated 1933 it is likely that either William L. Jones or his son Bliss, took the photo. The grandson, Bill Jones, would have only been 11 years old and although he had started taking pictures that year it not as likely he took this one.
Lake Quinault is located within the Rain Forest on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. The Quinault Indian Nation owns the land and the area is accessible from the coastal U.S Route 101. There are some day-hiking trails maintained by the Forest Service, fishing in the lake is allowed with a permit from the Quinaults, and there is a scenic loop drive around the lake. In addition to the historic Lake Quinault Lodge there are also campgrounds.
1933 one-cent commemorative stamp featuring Fort Dearborn
The U.S Postal Service issued two stamps in 1933 to commemorate the Chicago World’s, A Century of Progress, including this one-cent green stamp with Fort Dearborn featured on it. The original Fort Dearborn was built in 1803 and was destroyed during the War of 1812. A new fort with the same name was constructed on the same site in 1816 and decommissioned by 1837. The remains of that fort were lost in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Today the site is a Chicago Landmark. A replica of Fort Dearborn was erected as an exhibit for the Chicago World's Fair in 1933.
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