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.
Press Release. 28th July 2017. Aileen M. Langhans:
Random Facts from the Founding Days of Everett, Washington by Aileen M. Langhans, long-time resident of the Historic Bayside Neighborhood, is a collection of historical facts from the early days. It is a glimpse into Everett’s past and includes: biographies of Everett’s personalities; historic sites, events, and groups; poetry and photography; and Everett’s history as recorded by the original history makers.
This book is being published as a joint fundraiser with the Everett Public Library. Revenues will be used to create a formal display, celebrating their collection of historic panoramic photos, which have been in storage for years. The framed images will be placed outside of the Northwest Room for all visitors to enjoy. Let’s show our support!
Diagonal twined and coiled Snake Dance wall hanging basket with butterfly iconography
Rabbitbrush, sumac, natural dyes
ca. 1900, North America
The Hopi are a sovereign nation in Northeastern Arizona and have lived in the same area for thousands of years (and hold the record for the longest authenticated history of occupation in an area of the United States). The Snake Dance is an bi-annual religious ceremony that is celebrated in August or early September for sixteen days. It is thought that the dance originated as a water ceremony, as snakes were the guardians of springs. In modern times, it has become a ceremony for the snakes to carry the prayers for rain to the underworld and ancestors.
This traditional basket hanging was identified on its tag as a Snake Dance artifact, while we are not sure that is correct, it is most definitely Hopi and depicts the traditional iconography of a butterfly and could possibly be attributed to the Butterfly Clan dance, which is a two day ceremony for young people celebrated during the late summer or early fall.