Why Seattle? Well, it follows naturally on the coffee theme, doesn't it? Actually, no, it's simply because I got into the archives of the University of Washington. Whether you know Seattle or not, I think it's terribly interesting to look at a city of today, yesterday. In the days before Starbucks, even.
An aerial view of Seattle waterfront c. 1930. Source
Fruit and veg vendors at Pike Place Market c.1920. Source
L. C. Smith building, Seattle's oldest skyscraper, 1914. Source A photograph of this building, now known as the Smith Tower, is here.
A very early Pike Place market, c. 1908. Source
And Pike Place market slightly later, c. 1910. Source
The glorious interior of the Fifth Avenue Theatre, c. 1930. Source