Large Photo Digitization

Museum Receives 4Culture Collections Care Grant to Digitize Oversize Photographs

The Renton History Museum was the recipient of a 4Culture Heritage Collections Care Grant for 2010. The Museum received funding to complete the cataloging of the entire photograph collection. The portion of the collection left to catalog consists of all oversize photographs, numbering about 650.

Henry & Angeline Beerman family, ca. 1920

The museum’s photographs are the single most frequently used segment of our collection, by other museums, researchers, staff, and the public. The oversize photographs represent important Renton industries such as coal mining, clay and coal processing, and logging. A significant number of photos also show Renton schools and students. With the completion of these 650 photographs, all 18,000+ of the museum's historic photos will be cataloged and searchable from the museum’s database.

May 20, 2011: Greggs Family with Bear, 1918
May 6, 2011: Renton Baseball Club, 1902
April 22, 2011: Lindbergh High School Cheer Squad, 1988-1989
April 8, 2011: Winner at Longacres Racetrack
March 25, 2011: Washington Lumber and Spar Company
March 3, 2011: Coal Miners of the New Diamond Mine
February 25, 2011: Coal Miners of the New Diamond Mine
February 11, 2011: 1939 School Patrol
January 21, 2011: Williams family portrait
January 6, 2011: Ditlevsen & Mitchell (meats) and Higdon's Grocery
December 16, 2010: 1974-1975 City Parks & Recreation Basketball League
December 2, 2010: Renton High School Band, 1920
November 5, 2010: Coal Miners' Faces

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