Pinterested King County
August 29, 2012 9:55 AM   Subscribe

this is awesome. love you seattle. hope they put up more photos as time goes by.
posted by Glibpaxman at 10:04 AM on August 29, 2012

I prefer It's where people put their most banal images of county archives.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:18 AM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Some appear to have been selected from the 2600+ posted at their Flickr photostream.
posted by Twang at 1:21 PM on August 29, 2012

I may be wrong, Twang, but it looks as if the 2600+ are from King County as a whole. The King County archive set looks the same as the recently posted photos on Pininterest. Hoping they put up more soon -- they have a lot of archived stuff the public hasn't seen before.
posted by bearwife at 1:42 PM on August 29, 2012

I just love old pictures of Seattle. Seems like most bars and restaurants around here have these up on the wall, as the State had a very active photographic archival project in the early 20th century and you can request these pictures from the State. In fact, if your house was built before 1930, you can request by address the old original black and white from when it was built. Seattle was still pretty much a frontier city in the early 1900s and when you look at landscapes from around Lake Union (the urban center of the city now), you can still see recently clear cut forests on the hillsides.

I love this city.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 3:29 PM on August 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

I just requested mine, can't wait to compare the then and now shots
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 3:38 PM on August 29, 2012

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