Mercer Girls illustration in 1866 Harper's Weekly
- Warner, Arthur Churchill, 1864-1943
Captions on image: The Evening Hymn. The Departure. The Main Saloon. Embarking. On Deck.Photograph of an illustration from Harper's Weekly, January 6, 1866, pp. 8-9.Warner 69xIn 1864, Asa Mercer recruited and brought 11 women to Seattle from the East Coast, to balance the male/female population, serve as teachers, etc. In 1866 he recruited 34 more women for a second trip.
8 x 10 in.
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