Pike Place Market Historical Photographs

Soul of the CityThere is no doubt that the Pike Place Market is the centerpiece of the city, some say it is the “Soul of the City”. Every day we are at the market is a new experience. As a photographer, I am in total heaven from the time I arrive for the tours and the time afterward just feeling the pulse of the market and taking in the experience.

I started reading the book, “Soul of the City”, to help give a historical perspective during our tour. The book is full of great images and many of the building and common landmarks in these old images can still be seen. I love the richness of B&W images and it might be fun to shoot some photos at the same locations these were taken years ago.

Below are photos from the University of Washington Collection. I encourage you to check out the database of images, especially those by Asahel Curtis.

Pike Place Public Market, Seattle.
1. Pike Place Public Market, Seattle.
Alaska Deer Market, Pike Place Market, n.d.
2. Alaska Deer Market, Pike Place Market, n.d.
Asian American vegetable vendor at the Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, May 13, 1936.
3. Asian American vegetable vendor at the Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, May 13, 1936.
Dairy products vendor, Pike Place Market, 1917
4. Dairy products vendor, Pike Place Market, 1917
Filipino Coffee Co., Seattle, ca. 1909
5. Filipino Coffee Co., Seattle, ca. 1909
Back of Pike Place market extending north along Pike Place as seen from Western Ave., ca. 1911
6. Back of Pike Place market extending north along Pike Place as seen from Western Ave., ca. 1911
Food vendors at the Pike Place Market, n.d.
7. Food vendors at the Pike Place Market, n.d.
Fruit and vegetable vendors at the Pike Place Market, Seattle.
8. Fruit and vegetable vendors at the Pike Place Market, Seattle.
Fruit and vegetable vendors, Pike Place Market, 1917
9. Fruit and vegetable vendors, Pike Place Market, 1917
Grocery store, Pike Place Market, 1917
10. Grocery store, Pike Place Market, 1917
Herman A. Eba's grocery interior, Pike Place Market, ca. 1914
11. Herman A. Eba’s grocery interior, Pike Place Market, ca. 1914
Liberty Flower Shop at the Pike Place Market, ca. 1931
12. Liberty Flower Shop at the Pike Place Market, ca. 1931
Louis Kaminoff at a produce stand, possibly at the Pike Place Public Market, Seattle, ca. 1920s
13. Louis Kaminoff at a produce stand, possibly at the Pike Place Public Market, Seattle, ca. 1920s
Pike Place Market looking north, ca.1908
14. Pike Place Market looking north, ca.1908
Pike Place Market, n.d.
15. Pike Place Market, n.d.
Pike Place Market, n.d.
16. Pike Place Market, n.d.
Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1969
17. Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1969
Pike Place Market, Seattle, ca. 1912
18. Pike Place Market, Seattle, ca. 1912
Pike Place Market, Seattle, ca. 1919
19. Pike Place Market, Seattle, ca. 1919
Pure Food Shop in Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1945
20. Pure Food Shop in Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1945
Vegetable and fruit vendor, Pike Place Market, 1917
21. Vegetable and fruit vendor, Pike Place Market, 1917
Vegetable vendors, Pike Place Market, 1917
22. Vegetable vendors, Pike Place Market, 1917
Woman shopping at Dominik Yellam's vegetable stand in Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1939
23. Woman shopping at Dominik Yellam’s vegetable stand in Pike Place Market, Seattle, 1939
Vendors and horse-drawn carts at the Pike Place Market, ca. 1908
24. Vendors and horse-drawn carts at the Pike Place Market, ca. 1908
Vendors at the Pike Place Market, n.d.
25. Vendors at the Pike Place Market, n.d.
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One Response to Pike Place Market Historical Photographs

  1. madisyn says:

    i love the old ppm

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