My "real" Wikipedia home page is en:User:Jmabel. I check my user page on both the English Wikipedia and Commons relatively often; I can also be reached by the "Email this user" feature (which does require that you open an account and provide your own email address to Wikimedia Foundation; you don't have to enable the "Email this user" feature for your own account).
As of 25 November 2009, I am an administrator on Commons. However, I try not to spend a lot of my time here on administrative tasks.
Please note: My photos here are licensed under GFDL and CC-BY-SA 3.0 Some (mostly photos of people) are also licensed under CC-BY-2.5. For other non-commercial uses, I'll almost always be willing to let you use my photos if I get an appropriate photo credit, but please contact me and ask.
Photo used in Joyce Anastasia's Seeding Change
If your use is commercial and does not conform to GFDL, CC-BY-SA 3.0 (or other license I have explicitly granted), please do contact me, and I'm sure we can reach a reasonable licensing agreement suitable to your needs.
Among the places my photographs have appeared are the book National Geographic Traveler Romania, Clipper Vacations Magazine, Architectural Glass Concepts (AGC magazine), Haaretz, Salon.com, the film Seeding Change: Participant Persectives (2008), directed by Joyce Anastasia, and as the front cover of a University of Washington course catalog. Apparently, one of my photos is also going to appear in a 2011 French book on fire boats of the world. And I quite like this music video, which sets its mood with my photo of Wesleyan University's Russell House at night.
Suzzallo Library Graduate Reading Room (University of Washington). Image used by The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Forum newsletter in an article on the renovation of the building.
A woman sculpting sand in Seattle's Westlake Park. Image used in a Clipper Vacations Magazine article on Seattle tourism.
The Nippon Kan stage curtain, now in the Wing Luke Museum. Used by Clipper Vacations Magazine.
An old sign on Seattle's Delmar Building / State Hotel. Used by Clipper Vacations Magazine.
Panorama of Gas Works Park and Lake Union. This image appears in Seattle Geographies and Geographers (University of Washington Press, 2010)...
A cropped version of this image was used on the cover of the 2010-2011 University of Washington School of Public Health Academic Programs Catalog. The school is located just to the left of the area in the photo.
Aberdeen, Washington and the Wishkah River. This image was added November 2011 to the online edition of Encyclopedia Britannica
To be used to illustrate an essay by Margaret Crawford in the catalog for the exhibition "A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA).
This panorama is used in Sensational Vancouver by Eve Lazarus, Anvil Press (2014)
Fishing at Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo, Washington. This image is to be used in the 2015 Lushootseed calendar published by the Tulalip tribe.
I finally acquired a decent scanner in 2007, and have been uploading some of my old 35mm photos. These were taken at a festival just east of Snoqualmie Pass, Washington in 1992. These are all quite hi-res; more than on most, I recommend clicking through.
This stained glass window depicting Moses with the Tablets, now on the western side of the Schoenfeld-Gardner Chapel of Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle, Washington, U.S. is one of the few surviving elements of the original 1908 Temple De Hirsch, where it was located on the east end over the Ark and Torah. It dates from c. 1908; a text at the bottom says "In memory of Fred Schwabacher the gift of his mother".
Detail, James Everett Stuart, "Mount Rainier from Elliot's Bay", oil on canvas, 1889
One of the Ancient Chinese "military guardians" on the Art Ladder of the Seattle Art Museum
An unusual Makah piece: a basketry-covered lightbulb
Lehrman Cameron Studio wanted to use the photo above as part of the new interpretive panel on the observation platform at the Falls (13 January 2010), but now (12 March 2010) I gather that the client thought differently; Lehrman Cameron still hope to work it in somewhere in the park.
Panoramic view of Westport, Washington from Ocean Shores, Washington, across Grays Harbor. As can be seen here, a long spit and jetty leads from the town to the entrance to Grays Harbor.
A roughly 220° view of the Swinomish Channel, near downtown La Conner. Pier 7 can be seen at right.
Upper Falls, Tumwater, Washington. A roughly 160° panorama.
Ferries at Vashon
View from Pioneer Park, Omak, Washington
Everett Station, Everett, Washington
201 S. Blakeley St, Monroe, Washington
Boys and Girls Club, Edmonds, Washington
3427 Norton Street, Everett, Washington
Forest Park Swim Center, Everett, Washington
Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Washington
North Bend Community Church, North Bend, Washington
Camp Waskowitz, a former Forest Service Civilian Conservation Corps camp as Camp North Bend 1935–1942
The pseudo-Bavarian architecture of Leavenworth, Washington
Grays Harbor County Courthouse, Montesano, Washington
Maritime Museum, Westport, Washington
Inside the Gray's Harbor Lighthouse, near Westport, Washington
Anthropology Department (281 High Street), 287 High Street, and Davison Art Center
Romance Languages and Literatures Department (300 High Street)
College of the Environment, 284 High Street
Center for the Americas, built in 1834 as a home for university president Wilbur Fisk
Office of Public Safety (208 High Street)
Eclectic (before 1970, The Eclectic Society of ΦΝΘ)
University Organizing Center (190 High Street)
200 Church St, the former ΧΨ
The former Commons Club, now Bayit (Jewish house), 157 Church Street
Religion Department (171 Church Street)
Typical of the edges of the Wesleyan campus: from left to right: Earth House, 159 High Street, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA; 163 High Street, Russian House; 167 High Street, Office of Community Service and Volunteerism (OCS) and in the same building 169 High Street, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL).
156 High Street, the former ΔΤΔ
The Butterfield Colleges
College Row from near its north end
Patricelli '92 Theater, originally a library (Rich Hall)
Memorial Chapel, detail
Memorial Chapel, interior
South College (president's office)
41 Wyllys Avenue (former squash courts, now College of Letters)
Usdan Center from the Wyllys Avenue side
Usdan Center from the Andrus Field side
Usdan Center interior
Exley Science Center
Allbritton Center, previously Scott Lab, Davenport Student Center
Harriman Hall (Public Affairs Center)
Shanklin Lab, seen from the Smith Reading Room of Olin Library
Olin Library, Harriman Hall (Public Affairs Center), Allbritton Center (originally Scott Lab)
Reading room, Olin Library. One of the 1938 exterior walls of the library forms a wall of this 1986 room.
Panoramic view of Olin Library lobby
Panoramic view of Andrus Field
Baseball on Andrus Field; Denison Terrace in foreground
Freeman Athletic Center
Archeology Lab, 160 Cross Street
Van Vleck Observatory
Skull and Serpent: "The Tomb"
Skull and Serpent: "The Tomb" (detail)
Buddhist House (former home of Wesleyan University Press)
I've been uploading page images (and extracted photographic images) of a rather remarkable 1900 booklet called Seattle and the Orient. Amazing stuff. (The "and the Orient" in the title is mostly a business pitch.)
The old King County Courthouse on Profanity Hill
The Waltham Block: this now houses the Davidson Gallery and the Glasshouse
The Terry-Denny Building (at that time The Northern Hotel), still there (on the west side of First just below Yesler)
Looking west on James Street toward Pioneer Square; the two buildings in the foreground still survive, as does part of the second building from the right, and a few that can be seen in the distance (though, sadly, not the Seattle Hotel, second on left, or the Olympic Block, dead ahead).
Railroad Avenue along the downtown waterfront (now Alaskan Way)
Centennial Mill (flour mill at the foot of Yesler Way)
Tinfoiling Rainier Beer bottles
Inside the hull of a ship under construction in Moran Bros. shipyard
The Seattle Room at the Seattle Public Library is an another great resource. Among the many things I've found there are:
A 1905 Rainier Beer ad from a Polk's Directory...
... but I think this one from The Argus Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition special issue (1909) is even more fun.
An 1899 ad for Heckman & Hanson Shipbuilding Co.
A 1904 map showing the route of the Duwamish River by Georgetown and South Park before it was straightened
An 1893 map showing the old street names in what are now Wallingford and the University District
Elements of this 1912 photo from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer...
... were photo-collaged (part of it reversed) and hand-colored on the cover of this 1915 book.
Seattle's first (horsedrawn) street car at Occidental Avenue and Yesler Way, about 1884. The view is across Pioneer Square. The building in the background stood on the present site of the Mutual Life Building at First Avenue and Yesler Way. The building on the right was the Occidental Hotel, destroyed in the Great Fire (1889), replaced by the and the Seattle Hotel (which was demolished in 1961 and replaced by the "Sinking Ship" car park.
The SS Tacoma under construction, one of the fastest steamers in the Puget Sound mosquito fleet
Looking through the 1909 Tyee (University of Washington yearbook), I came across some remarkably good cartoons and drawings by a man named Olaf E. Caskin, who I gather remained in Seattle and worked mainly as a commercial lithographer. I've uploaded a number of them in Category:Olaf E. Caskin illustrations in 1909 Tyee. Here are a few of the best. And remember, this is 1909: years before Will Eisner.