You might be wondering what these two pieces are and why the Museum would collect them?
These are two pieces of slag found by a local homeowner on his property that borders the original location of the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder Company Mill which exploded on September 17, 1930. For more information take a look at Margaret Riddle’s excellent essay here.
Leather account book, The First National Bank of Everett, Washington
Pair of metal ice skates, ca. 1900.
Worked maroon leather women’s glove case, ca. 1890.
This unique and rare collapsible, metal, lidded cup was produced by the Great Northern Railway. Running from St. Paul, Minnesota to Seattle, Washington, it was the northernmost transcontinental route in the United States. It was also the only privately funded, by James J. Hill, transcontinental railway in the United States.
Beautiful embroidered detail on ca. 1925 black silk gloves in the Museum’s collection.