Photo: The Ohio-born curio collector Joseph Edward "Daddy" Standley (1854-1940) came to Seattle in 1899 and opened Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on Second Avenue and Pike Street; since 1988 the shop has been located at Pier 54. Still a family-run business after five generations, the store attracts about one million people a year who come to see natural history specimens such as whale bones, narwhal tusks, and the two human mummies, Sylvester and Sylvia. The store also sells art and displays its collection of culturally significant items, including Northwest Coast Native American totem poles, woven cedar mats, and fir needle baskets.
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