John Bair Glass Plate Negatives
The "JBX" Series (unknowns)
JBX001 - JBX227
To view low-resolution photos of the John Bair glass plate negatives, click on the link below.  Doing so will take you to an MS Excel spreadsheet file that must be downloaded and opened. 

To enlarge a photo, click on the photo, and then click on the lower right corner "dot" and, holding your mouse button down, "drag" the corner down and to the right.  Once finished viewing the enlarged photo, put it back in its place by holding the mouse down on the same right lower corner and "dragging" it back where it began.

Alternatively, you can click anywhere on the photo and, holding the mouse button down, "drag" the entire photo anywhere on your screen, and then enlarge it.  It's a little, but not much, trickier getting it returned to its original location.  You can leave it elsewhere on the page while you type in the various cells (e.g., "subject", "date", etc.).

View the JBX Low-Resolution Photo Log
Volunteer Work
I do a lot of volunteer work to keep my mind and body busy and to aid in what I consider worthwhile causes.  In addition to volunteering as a lab assessor for the WA Department of Ecology environmental laboratory accreditation program, my interest in history led me to do volunteer work for the Steilacoom* Historical Museum Association.  One of my current tasks is to scan and clean up a few hundred glass plate negatives taken by John Bair in the 1900 time frame.  Many of the plates were identified by John Bair's daughter, Docia, and others in the 1960s, but the subjects and places in 227 of the plates could not be identified.  Those 227 photos are available for viewing (below) in hopes that someone will recognize the people or places and contact me at   They are referred to as the "JBX" series.

*  Washington's first incorporated town.