Born in 1815 in , in the English county of Yorkshire, he followed his brothers, including , to New Zealand in 1850, having worked in Australia. He lived at and managed properties on belonging to the Rhodes brothers. He built a large house in Christchurch, , where he died. He was a founder of several early business enterprises, including the and the .
The collection consists primarily of black and white photographs documenting the history of the Rhodes Brothers Ten Cent Stores and the Rhodes Department Store in Seattle. Included are street views of store exteriors and a series of photographs showing interior merchandise cases and displays. There are detailed images of historic variety store merchandise, such as cooking utensils, crockery, small tools, sewing supplies, holiday decorations, toys, home decor and food.
Also included is a souvenir program for a production of “The Wayfarer,” presented at the University of Washington stadium in 1922. The program contains a photograph of William Rhodes, who served as “The Wayfarer” committee chairman. The collection also includes sheet music and a souvenir Seattle booklet, both published by the Rhodes Brothers Company.
In the early 20th century, the Rhodes brothers were prominent business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Albert, Henry, William and Charles grew up on a farm near Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Albert Rhodes, born in 1864, was the founder of Rhodes Company, one of Seattle’s largest and most prestigious department stores. In 1889, Albert moved to the Northwest and worked for several years as a traveling salesman for a wholesale crockery company. During this time, he met and married Harriet Williams in Dallas, Oregon in 1893. Their residence at 1901 Tenth Avenue North in Seattle was completed in 1915, and was considered one of the finest homes at the time. The couple did not have children.
|Cody Rhodes and Goldust|
Goldust (left) and Cody Rhodes (right) in November 2013.
|Members||Cody Rhodes / Stardust
Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Gold and Stardust
The Rhodes Brothers
|Heights||Cody: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Goldust: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
|452 lb (205 kg)|
|Debut||October 6, 2013|
|Disbanded||February 16, 2015|