Maps/Images Too High and Too Steep

Just got my new book. I am very happy with how the images in it turned out and think they are a fine compliment to the text. For those of you who want a bit more detail or perhaps want to obtain copies, here are links to most (not all of them are on line) of the maps and photographs in Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography.

End paper front – Augustus Koch’s Birds-eye-view of Seattle 1891 – Library of Congress webpage with ways to download in several formats.

End paper back – B. Dudley Stuart’s Seattle’s Coming Retail and Apartment-House District – Washington State University map collection, which allows viewer to zoom in on map.

Frontispiece – Eli S. Glover’s Birds-Eye View of Seattle, 1878 – Library of Congress webpage with ways to download in several formats.

Pg. 42-43 Left half and right half of Peterson’s Panorama view of Seattle, 1878 – Seattle Public Library, which allows viewer to zoom in on map.

Pg. 52 – Charles Wilkes’s Elliott Bay map – Here’s a link to the maps on my website. Not as high resolution as other maps but still provides additional details.

Pg. 53 – John Taylor’s Seattle Profile, 1855 – Beinecke Library at Yale University, which allows viewer to zoom in on map.

Pg. 72 – U.S. Coast Survey map of Du Wamish Bay – Burke Museum’s Waterlines maps – Scroll down to Du Wamish map. Link will download approximately 20MB file of map.

Pg. 87 – After the Great Fire – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 95 – Filling the tideflats, 1895 – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 98 – U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Seattle Bay 1899 – NOAA site, a slight variation on the map in the book.

Pg. 115, 124, and 134 – Lake Washington Topo Map, 1904 – Washington State University map collection, which allows viewer to zoom in on map.

Pg. 125 – Union Bay, circa 1916 – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 145 – Henry Wellge’s Bird’s Eye view of Seattle, 1884 – Library of Congress webpage with ways to download in several formats.

Pg. 150 – Washington Hotel, 1905 – City of Seattle Municipal Archives’ webpage with ways to download in several formats.

Pg. 151 – Washington Hotel Trolley – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 153-154 – Washing away Denny Hill – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 159 – Hydraulic Giant – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 168 – Spite Mounds – There are many editions of this image. Here’s the Library of Congress one, which is pretty high resolution but also printed backwards. And here’s a link to my explanation about what’s’ going on in this photo.

Pg. 171 – Michelson House, June 1910 – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 178-179 – Self Dumping Scow – City of Seattle Municipal Archives, several photos of the scow.

Pg. 180 – Denny School – University of Washington, not the best resolution but does allow for some zoom.

Pg. 182 – First shovelful on Denny – City of Seattle Municipal Archives’ webpage with ways to download in higher resolution.

Pg. 183 – Last shovelful of Denny – City of Seattle Municipal Archives’ webpage with ways to download in higher resolution.

Pg. 192 – Before and after Denny Hill – City of Seattle Municipal Archives’ webpage with ways to download in higher resolution.

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