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Rollin Howell
Photographs of Wheat Harvesting Near Albion, 1904-1909

Group picture of Wheat Harvesters

The Rollin Howell photographs were donated to the Washington State University Library in 1969 by Mrs. Rollin Howell of Spokane. They were arranged and processed by David Smestad in March, 1978.

Number of Containers: 1
Linear Feet of Shelf Space Occupied: .5
Number of Items 26


Rollin Howell was one of the youngest of nine children born to George and Julietta Howell. George was born in the province of Nova Scotia in April 1845. He was in the lumber business in Wisconsin but moved to Washington and homesteaded on government land three miles east of Albion in 1878. According to the Whitman county directory, he was president of the Guy Cooperative Association and an owner of interest in the Farmer’s Meat Association in 1904. One of his elder sons, George M., was proprietor of the Albion Hotel and owned an implement store in Albion ca. 1910.


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Wheat harvesting on the Howell homestead near Albion, ca. 1904-1910.


The Washington Agricultural College Band and Orchestra, under the direction of Professor Strong, ca. 1904.


George M. Howell’s implement business in Albion, ca. 1910.



The Washington Agricultural College Band, ca. 1904.

Harvest scene on George Howell farm, ca. 1905.