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Spokane City Public Works Photographic Collection

The Spokane City Public Works Photographic Collection includes 454 black and white photographs of nearly all Spokane city bridges built between 1907 and 1935.  The photos capture the bridges at various stages of construction.  Photographers were contracted through the Public Works Department and included local notables Charles Libby and T.M. Tolman.  The majority of the collection consists of 8 X 10 B/W prints, all of which were transferred from leather bound scrapbooks into archival sleeves and Hollenger storage boxes.  The Eastern Region of the Washington State Archives retains all original prints/negatives.  You can search the photographic records by clicking the Keyword Search tab, or by clicking Detailed Search.