We’ve just added over 1,200 issues from Seattle’s local arts periodical, The Town Crier, to our digital collections. The Town Crier was a weekly magazine focusing on Seattle’s news, arts and culture between 1910 and 1938. Over its lifetime, the paper included coverage of the work of individuals such as Frank Kunishige, Edward S. Curtis, Ella McBride, Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey, Roi Partridge, Imogen Cunningham and more.
Every year, the paper produced a lengthier Christmas edition with a cover designed by a local artist featuring holiday articles, reproductions of photographs and artwork from local names, and lengthier features on topics such as Seattle homes, industries and history.
In addition to news from the art world, the paper also discussed important issues from local and national news. Topics covered included the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, World War I, Seattle’s 1919 General Strike, the election of Bertha Knight Landes (Seattle’s first female mayor), Prohibition and the Great Depression.
To help people locate articles more easily, we’ve created a list with more than 1700 subject headings ranging from hatpins to Hooverville, and transcribed the original card file index which points toward additional articles on art and artists. These entries aren’t exhaustive, but combined with the ability to search the newspaper’s full text, they help you to find articles you are most interested in more quickly.
Want to see more of our digitized local periodicals? Check out these other titles:
- Seattle Mail and Herald—newspaper covering Seattle news from 1901-1907.
- Bungalow Magazine – magazine discussing the architecture and style of local Bungalow homes from 1912-1918.
- Pacific Builder and Engineer— publication covering construction and engineering projects in the Pacific Northwest from 1906-1910.
- The Jewish Transcript—newspaper covering news from Seattle’s Jewish community and world politics from 1924-1971.
- Seattle Municipal News—newspaper focused on Seattle politics from 1911-2010.
~ posted by Jade D.