The proprietors of a pool hall pose for their photograph in this photograph from late 1914. A sign in the window of the adjacent E.E. Taylor Music Store asks, Will there Be a Victrola In your Home this Christmas?  The establishments were located at the current site of the Ward Building on Fourth Avenue (see last week’s Looking Back for a photograph of that building). Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. More information is available at

Esterly Photograph, 1914, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society