Zoom Backgrounds

Use these images of historic Seattle as a background in your next video meeting! Sizes are optimized for Zoom but they can be used with any service. Right click on an image to save it to your computer. Links in captions will take you to the Digital Collections, with more information about the image and the uncropped image at the highest available resolution.

Pike Place Market postcard, 1913
Pike Place Market postcard, 1913 (Image 33281)

Downtown Seattle, 1954
Downtown Seattle, 1954 (Image 45546)

City Light Power Control Center, 1968
City Light Power Control Center, 1968 (Image 78809)

Kingdome implosion, 2000
Kingdome implosion, 2000 (Image 100486)

Monorail interior, 1962
Monorail interior, 1962 (Image 165723)

Diablo Lake, 1931
Diablo Lake, 1931 (Image 78084)

Seattle harbor from ferry, 1952
Seattle harbor from ferry, 1952 (Image 24220)

Ross Shire Hotel during regrade, 1914
Ross Shire Hotel during regrade (Image 240)

Lake Washington floating bridge, 1963
Lake Washington floating bridge, 1963 (Postcard Collection)

First and Pike, 1930
First and Pike, 1930 (Image 33166)

World's Fair envelope, 1962
World's Fair envelope, 1962 (Ephemera collection)

City Light home economists in kitchen, 1968
City Light home economists in kitchen, 1968 (Image 78720)

Steam Electric Station Boiler Room, 1920
Steam electric station boiler room, 1920 (Image 77128)

Skyline and Mt. Rainier, 2000
Skyline and Mt. Rainier, 2000 (Image 103801)