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Image of WF 0261.006 -

WF 0261.006 -

NW corner of Commercial and 5th. Diamond store, started in 1938, is on the ground floor of the Empire Building. North of the Empire Building is the Nelson Building with rounded windows above the marquee. The Platt Building is visible on the SW corner of 4th and Commercial.

Image of WF 0331 -

WF 0331 -

Bike race during Children's Parade of Marineers' Pageant. Commercial Avenue just south of 4th Street. Buildings visible are, left to right: Empire Building (420 Commercial Avenue), built 1905, with Rexall Drugs on its ground floor (418 Commercial Avenue), NW corner of 5th Street and Commercial Avenue; Nelson Building (414 Commercial), built 1911, with white front and rounded transom windows above awning; unknown building; Platt Building at corner of Commercial and 4th (401 Commercial) built 1890. Note: Platt Building still has its original roofline at this point, chimneys, etc., which would soon be removed. Dybbros Grocery is visible in the McCracken Building on the NW corner of 4th and Com

Image of WF 0333 - 1940 Children's Parade - Marineers Pageant

WF 0333 - 1940 Children's Parade - Marineers Pageant

Marineers' children's parade. View is on Commercial just south of 5th. Buildings shown are, left to right: Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building with Matt Kingsley's Insurance, Amsberry's coffee Shop & Cafe (508 Commercial Avenue), Snyder's drug store, Peoples Bank, Empire Building (with "Empire Block" sign atop building that would soon be removed), Nelson Building, and Platt Building (before the roofline was altered).

Image of WF 1387 - Children's Parade - Marineer Pagean

WF 1387 - Children's Parade - Marineer Pagean

The "Juvenile" or Children's Parade of the Marineers' Pageant was usually held on Friday, separate from the big community parade held on Saturday. It had special categories of events: best decorated bicycle, best decorated doll buggy, etc. This view is of children parading down Commercial from 5th to 4th Street. The Nelson Building is visible at far right, next to the Empire (Medical-Dental) Building, the bottom floor of which is occupied by the Anacortes Drug Company. The postcard negative is labeled, "Marineers' Pageant, Anacortes, Wash, Aug. 1937, Brady."

Image of WF 1388 - Children's Parade - "Best Couple"

WF 1388 - Children's Parade - "Best Couple"

The "Juvenile" or Children's Parade of the Marineers' Pageant was usually held on Friday, separate from the big community parade held on Saturday. It had special categories of events: best decorated bicycle, best decorated doll buggy, etc. This view is of children parading down Commercial from 5th to 4th Street. They are dressed up as couples for the "Best Couple" prize category. The Nelson Building is visible at far right, next to the Empire (Medical-Dental) Building, the bottom floor of which is occupied by the Anacortes Drug Company. The postcard negative is labeled, "Marineers' Pageant, Anacortes, Wash, Aug. 1937, Brady."

Image of WF 1389 - Children's Parade - Best Decorated Doll Buggy

WF 1389 - Children's Parade - Best Decorated Doll Buggy

The "Juvenile" or Children's Parade of the Marineers' Pageant was usually held on Friday, separate from the big community parade held on Saturday. It had special categories of events: best decorated bicycle, best decorated doll buggy, etc. This view is of girls pushing doll buggies parading down Commercial from 5th to 4th Street. They are competing for the "Best Decorated Doll Buggy" prize. The Nelson Building is visible at far right, next to the Empire (Medical-Dental) Building, the bottom floor of which is occupied by the Anacortes Drug Company.

Image of WF 1390 - Children's Parade - Best Decorated Bike

WF 1390 - Children's Parade - Best Decorated Bike

The "Juvenile" or Children's Parade of the Marineers' Pageant was usually held on Friday, separate from the big community parade held on Saturday. It had special categories of events: best decorated bicycle, best decorated doll buggy, etc. This view is of children with their decorated bicycles parading down Commercial at 5th. They are competing for the "Best Decorated Bike" prize. The postcard negative is labeled, "Marineers' Pageant, Anacortes, Wash, Aug. 1937, Brady."

Image of WF 1429 - Marineer Parade - Anacortes Lumber Co.

WF 1429 - Marineer Parade - Anacortes Lumber Co.

Marineers' Pageant Parade shows jitneys from Anacortes Lumber Company on Commercial Avenue midway between 4th and 5th. The view looks west toward the Nelson Building (the structure with rounded windows above the marquee), the Empire Building on the northwest corner of Commercial and 5th, and the Bank of Commerce. Anacortes Lumber Company was the recently renamed Anacortes Lumber & Box Company at 3rd and R Avenue. The mill was built in 1904 on the original site of the Bowman Mill, constructed in 1890 at the foot of Cap Sante. In 1902 the Great Northern Mill opened on the Bowman Mill opened on the Bowman site but closed the following year. (See WF 0496.) In 1904 a third mill arose at the site

Image of WF 1463.A,B - 1941 Marineer Parade - Rotary Club float

WF 1463.A,B - 1941 Marineer Parade - Rotary Club float

This photo begins a numbered series that Brady took during the 1941 Marineer Parade. He numbered each negative on the front lower right hand corner. #1 is the Anacortes Rotary float with a nursery rhymes motif. Rotary Club began in Anacortes in 1922. See WF 5861, 5862, 5863 and 5890 for other views of this float. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with a sign for Dr. Davidson, a dentist, on upper floor. Unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, wher

Image of WF 1464 - 1941 Marineer Parade - "God Bless America"

WF 1464 - 1941 Marineer Parade - "God Bless America"

#2 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a car pulling a flat trailer with "God Bless America" sign and children holding flags; see WF 5857 for another view of this float. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with a sign for Dr. Davidson, a dentist, on upper floor unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly aft

Image of WF 1465 - 1941 Marineer Pageant - Eagles' float

WF 1465 - 1941 Marineer Pageant - Eagles' float

#3 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a Fraternal Order of Eagles (F.O. E.) float; children dressed in military uniform stand on the float that says, "Liberty, Truth." Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with a sign for Dr. Davidson, a dentist, on upper floor unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after t

Image of WF 1466 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Central Labor Council

WF 1466 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Central Labor Council

#4 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a young woman riding on a float that says, "Central Labor Council, Anacortes." Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with a sign for Dr. Davidson, a dentist, on upper floor unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after this image was taken; see also WF 1094; the Brown Lanter

Image of WF 1467 - 1941 Marineer Parade - girl on horse

WF 1467 - 1941 Marineer Parade - girl on horse

#5 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is a young woman dressed like a soldier riding a horse. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Model Bakery and Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. Model Bakery was listed at 304 Commercial in 1940. It had relocated here by 1941 and was not listed in the 1948 city directory. Unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey pur

Image of WF 1468 - 1941 Marineer Parade - swan float

WF 1468 - 1941 Marineer Parade - swan float

#6 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is an unidentified float; a swan is pulling a "boat" with two girls in it. See WF 1392.022, 1392-003 for other views of this float. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Model Bakery and Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. Model Bakery was listed at 304 Commercial in 1940. It had relocated here by 1941 and was not listed in the 1948 city directory. unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had

Image of WF 1469 - 1941 Marineer Parade - veterans marching

WF 1469 - 1941 Marineer Parade - veterans marching

#7 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of veterans marching. They are probably from the Causland Post of Veterans of Foreign Wars (V. F. W.) which was formed in Anacortes in 1919. See the 7-31-1919 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Model Bakery on the ground floor. Model Bakery was listed at 304 Commercial in 1940. It had relocated here by 1941 and was not listed in the 1948 city directory. unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront

Image of WF 1470 - 1941 Marineer Parade - tractor, wheat, scarecrow

WF 1470 - 1941 Marineer Parade - tractor, wheat, scarecrow

#8 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of a man on a tractor hauling a "wheat field" with another man, or scarecrow, in the field. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. unknown what the next building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after this

Image of WF 1471 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Lions Club Liberty Bell

WF 1471 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Lions Club Liberty Bell

#9 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of a car pulling a Liberty Bell float, with LIONS written across the side of the float. The Anacortes Lions Club appears to have begun in 1937. Chicago businessman Melvin Jones began the organization in 1917. He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large. For other Lions Club images, see WF 1477, 1539, 1755. Buildings visible, right to left: unknown what this building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 193

Image of WF 1472 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Statue of Liberty

WF 1472 - 1941 Marineer Parade - Statue of Liberty

#11 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of a float with the Statue of Liberty and two veterans with flags; the sign reads "Liberty and Justice for all, Anacortes." This was probably a Veterans of Foreign Wars float. The Veterans of Foreign Wars originated in 1899 when veterans of the Spanish American War in 1898 and the War in the Philippines (1899-1902) organized in local groups to secure benefits for the services they gave their country. In 1913, three of these organizations united to form the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The 7-31-1919 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported that a post had been formed in Anacortes and took the name of Guemes Island native Harry Causland, who had been killed in the Gre

Image of WF 1473 - 1941 Marineer Parade - church float

WF 1473 - 1941 Marineer Parade - church float

#12 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of children surround a church float, some carrying signs. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. unknown what this building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after this image was taken; see also WF 10

Image of WF 1474.A,B,C - 1941 Marineer Parade - city officials, fire truck

WF 1474.A,B,C - 1941 Marineer Parade - city officials, fire truck

#13 of the 1941 Marineer Parade series is of a convertible with city officials, followed by an Anacortes fire truck. Buildings visible, right to left: corner of Platt Building, built in 1890, with the Anacortes Cannery Union Cannery Workers, AFL Local 21173 on the ground floor. unknown what this building is called, but it contains Fern Press, a printers and stationery store and Huey's Jewelry. Alex Thompson began Fern Press Printers c. 1929 at 916 6th Street. By 1937 he had opened a storefront at 408 Commercial, where he remained until c. 1950. Albert Huey purchased this jewelry business from J. C. Leadbetter in 1929 and went out of business shortly after this image was take