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Name BRADY, Ferdinand "Ferd"
Other names BRADY, Ferdinand
Dates & places of birth and death b. 27 Mar 1880, in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon
d. 20 May 1967 at Kings Garden Nursing Home in Seattle, WA at the age of 87
Occupation 1901-worked in a shingle mill in Marysville, WA;
As a young man, he served as a minister in samll towns along the Oregon side of the Columbia River
1907-1911-Photographer Marysville, WA
1911-1923-Photographer working under contract w/Federal Government, photographing many images of the Tualip Indians
1924-moved to Anacortes; worked with photographer George W. Bower until Mar 1926 when Brady purchased Anacortes Photo Studio from Helen Iverson and Anna Buell and opened his studio on the west side of Commercial Av betw 7th/8th Streets;
1926-1952-Photographer in Anacortes, WA
1930's- served a tern on the Anacortes City Council
Retired in 1952
1936-photographed a lot of weddings;
1940's-photo studio upstairs of the building at the corner of Commercial and 5th Avenue
1942-moved studio to 410 Commercial
Notes The Brady Family attended the Church of the Nazarine in Anacortes during the 1960's (per Orval & Juanita Akers--also members); Mr. Brady would "squeek" his ear to make patrons laugh (per Bob Allan)
At various times Brady had contracts w/insurance co. to photograph auto accidents.
During WWII under contract to take pics every month of all the boats unmder construction at the three shipyards in Anacortes;
processed film for Snyder's Drug Store; took photos for the Anacortes High School
Used a large wooden portrait camera which used 8x10 glass plate negatives manufacturd in about 1917. Also had a C-4 box camera which used 4x5" film negatives.
Places of residence born in Benton County, Oregon; 1901 moved to Marysville, Washington;
1926-1954+/- lived in Anacortes, WA;
1960's moved to King's Garden retirement home in Seattle, WA
Education Educated in Philomath, Oregon approximately five miles west of Corvallis, Oregon.

Associated Records

Image of 2016.022.001-.048 - Audiocassette

2016.022.001-.048 - Audiocassette

Bob Rose donated a collection of audio tape recordings from the era of the Anacortes Co-op Press. These include poetry events and lectures. .001 - Bob Rose, 01/08/1978, Anacortes Art Gallery .002 - Bill Slater & Robert Sund, 3/13/1977, Arts & Crafts Gallery .003 - Thelma Palmer, 4/9/1978, Anacortes Art Gallery .004 - Sam Green, Paul Hunter, 3/11/1979 .005 - Peter Heffelfinger, 1/8/1978, Anacortes Art Gallery .006 - Tom Davis, 4/9/1978, Anacortes Art Gallery .007 - ZONKO, 10/25/1975, Calgary, Alberta Parachute Center .008 - David Phillips, 2/2/1977, Capilano College .009 - Pound - Selections from Personoe .010 - Daphne Marlatt, 3/18/1978, Reading, Book Project .011 - Clifford Bur

Image of 1994.011.002 - "Old Ironsides"

1994.011.002 - "Old Ironsides"

Postcard: "Old Ironsides" in Guemes Channel. The CONSTITUTION was in port at Anacortes in July 1933

Image of 1997.261 - Cannery Workers

1997.261 - Cannery Workers

These women are working the cannery line at an unknown location. They are "sliming" the fish of scales and other unwanted substances.

Image of 2001.tan.146.001 -

2001.tan.146.001 -

Country dirt road with farm on the left.

Image of 1995.006 - 1928 - Airport @ March Point

1995.006 - 1928 - Airport @ March Point

"Looking It Over - Anacortes - Airport on March's Point- July 28, 1928" Many people stand around a biplane which landed at the Anacortes Airport at March's Point. In the 1950s the location became the site of Shell Oil Refinery.

Image of WF 5339 - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

WF 5339 - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

Lawrence Kronquist was a well-known Anacortes artist. Shown here in his graduation portrait, he was the son of Alfonzo (or possibly Alfred) whose occupation was listed in 1921 city directory as "oiler" for Fidalgo Lumber and Box Company. The 1929 directory listed both Alfonso and his son Lawrence as "sign painters," and their home at 718 20th. It is unknown when or where Lawrence graduated from high school; no record was found in Anacortes High School annuals available in the museum collection. Lawrence gained renown for his artistic abilities. The 4-21-1927 ANACORTES AMERICAN printed an article about Kronquist's first show of his work in Anacortes: "Artist's first local appearance." The 4-2

Image of D.IX.050 - Anacortes-Sidney, BC ferry

D.IX.050 - Anacortes-Sidney, BC ferry

CROSSLINE, an Anacortes-Sidney ferry c. 1920, is in the Guemes Channel.

Image of D.IX.092 - BAINBRIDGE Ferry

D.IX.092 - BAINBRIDGE Ferry

The Anacortes to Sidney, B.C. ferry boat, the BAINBRIDGE. Guemes Island is in the background. This gasoline powered ferry was built in 1908 by the Lake Washington Shipyard in Houghton for the Kitsap County Transportation Company (KCTC). It was one of three ferries, including the VASHON and KITSAP, that served the KCTC and hastened the development of the Kitsap Peninsula as well as Vashon Island. Puget Sound Navigation Company (PSNC) purchased the BAINBRIDGE c. 1918. When PSNC sold out to the newly created Washington State Ferries in 1951, the BAINBRIDGE was withheld from the sale to begin service in a new company called Black Ball Ferries Ltd., organized by the former owner of PSNC. The new

Image of WF 5329 - Ms JONES

WF 5329 - Ms JONES

Studio portrait of a woman whose last name was Jones.

Image of WF 5338 - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

WF 5338 - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

Lawrence Kronquist was a well-known Anacortes artist. Shown here in his artist's smock, he was the son of Alfonzo (or possibly Alfred) whose occupation was listed in 1921 city directory as "oiler" for Fidalgo Lumber and Box Company. The 1929 directory listed both Alfonso and his son Lawrence as "sign painters," and their home at 718 20th. Lawrence gained renown for his artistic abilities. The 4-21-1927 ANACORTES AMERICAN printed an article about Kronquist's first show of his work in Anacortes: "Artist's first local appearance." The 4-28-1927issue reported on Kronquist's painting of the lobby in the newly remodeled Wilson Hotel, a job he performed for Valentine and Wallie Funk [Sr.], owners of

Image of WF 5330 - GRAVES, Sophia

WF 5330 - GRAVES, Sophia

Sophia Graves is shown with her cornet. She lived in Anacortes from 1906-1921 and was "familiar to all" from her playing her cornet in the Salvation Army street services. "During Mrs. Graves' fifteen years residence she has shown herself a woman of great energy and untiring effort, but never to (sic) tired to practice at night on her cornet. A native of Sweden, she came to this country when a young girl, making her way in the world since she was eleven years old." This is part of an article from the March 10, 1921, ANACORTES AMERICAN which is included in the folder. The same article reported Graves' departure from Anacortes for Los Angeles "where a position is awaiting her." This photo

Image of WF 5326 - McCAULEY sisters

WF 5326 - McCAULEY sisters

Studio portrait of the McCauley sisters.

Image of WF 5331 - Salvation Army woman

WF 5331 - Salvation Army woman

This studio portrait is of a Salvation Army woman wearing a straw hat that reads, "Salvation Army."

Image of WF 5334 - Salvation Army woman and girls

WF 5334 - Salvation Army woman and girls

This studio portrait of a Salvation Army woman and another woman is with a group of four young girls. It is possible that these girls were affiliated with a Salvation Army orphanage.

Image of WF 5337.A,B - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

WF 5337.A,B - KRONQUIST, Lawrence

Lawrence Kronquist was a well-known Anacortes artist. Shown here in his artist's smock, he was the son of Alfonzo (or possibly Alfred) whose occupation was listed in 1921 city directory as "oiler" for Fidalgo Lumber and Box Company. The 1929 directory listed both Alfonso and his son Lawrence as "sign painters," and their home at 718 20th. Lawrence gained renown for his artistic abilities. The 4-21-1927 ANACORTES AMERICAN printed an article about Kronquist's first show of his work in Anacortes: "Artist's first local appearance." The 4-28-1927issue reported on Kronquist's painting of the lobby in the newly remodeled Wilson Hotel, a job he performed for Valentine and Wallie Funk [Sr.], owners of

Image of WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

WF 5340 - Oakes Street at Dakota Avenue

This view of Oakes Avenue was taken just west of where 12th Street ended and it became Oakes Avenue. The view is taken at Dakota Street. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90.

Image of WF 5341 - Oakes Avenue water pipe installation

WF 5341 - Oakes Avenue water pipe installation

Works Progress Administration (WPA) crews are pictured installing water pipe on Oakes Avenue. Oakes Avenue was named for the president of the Northern Pacific Railroad and is evidence of Anacortes' focus on becoming the Northern Pacific's transcontinental railroad terminus in 1889-90. This image was published in the March 7, 1940, ANACORTES AMERICAN on page 1. Pipes were provided from Affleck Bros, Anacortes, WA.

Image of WF 5336.001 - FULMER, Norine KASCH MALLOY

WF 5336.001 - FULMER, Norine KASCH MALLOY

Norine Kasch graduated from Anacortes High School in 1923 where she was active in school government, baseball, basketball, orchestra, glee club, and drama. Her married name was Malloy when this photo was taken. Later she married again and her last name became Fulmer.

Image of WF 5335 - Christmas Tree - 1907-1910

WF 5335 - Christmas Tree - 1907-1910

This Christmas tree is lit with candles. Notice also the room interior and decorations.

Image of WF 5333 - Salvation Army woman with young girls

WF 5333 - Salvation Army woman with young girls

This studio portrait of a Salvation Army woman and another woman is with a group of four young girls. It is possible that these girls were affiliated with a Salvation Army orphanage.