This shot, I think, is of men taking a break for a photo at the Eatonville Lumber Company.
Identified on the photo are Harlan Johnson, Bill Peterson and Fred Kittleman.
I owe a big “thank you” to Fred’s wife (Jessie Wright) who helped pull together Eatonville’s history for the book History of Southeastern Pierce County, which I use often.
“Jessie worked at Groe’s [Hotel] in the summer of 1897 and 1898. She somtimes had to get up during the night to give up her room to a late arriving guest, and sometimes had to get up at 4 o’clock in the morning to get breakfast for some of the Hedborgs driving cattle through from their farm near Alder to Tacoma.” (History of Southeastern Pierce County)
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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