Samuel Woodruff poses in an elaborate regal costume for a publicity photograph. Woodruff was an early real estate developer. He was also a talented amateur actor and musician (and distant relative of Bing Crosby). Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. More information is available at olympiahistory.org.

Photograph, about 1880, courtesy of Washington State Historical Society, State Capital Museum collection