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Image of 2014.023 - Poster

2014.023 - Poster

This framed newspaper poster for the 1948 Marineers' Pageant was found in the old Schwartz Iron Works building in the early 1970s. The photo on it includes 6 unidentified water skiers. Events listed include street games and stunts, dancing, a salmon barbecue on Sunday, July 25th, the Queen's Coronation, Ski-quatic Follies, jalopy races, two parades, Navy ships, Marineers' Pageant exhibit, carnival rides, fireworks, cruiser yacht races, and famous bands. The pageant ran from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25, 1948.

Image of 2014.011.062 - Poster

2014.011.062 - Poster

This framed newspaper poster for the 1948 Marineers' Pageant was found in the old Schwartz Iron Works building in the early 1970s. The photo on it includes 6 unidentified water skiers. Events listed include street games and stunts, dancing, a salmon barbecue on Sunday, July 25th, the Queen's Coronation, Ski-quatic Follies, jalopy races, two parades, Navy ships, Marineers' Pageant exhibit, carnival rides, fireworks, cruiser yacht races, and famous bands. The pageant ran from Thursday, July 22 through Sunday, July 25, 1948.

Image of 2009.023.006.013 - Article

2009.023.006.013 - Article

The EVERETT HERALD ran a photo and caption in the May 10, 1965 edition. The opening of boating season included a parade of boats from the Everett Yacht Basin down the Snohomish River to Port Gardner Bay. It appears the W.T. PRESTON is docked at the end of one of the floating docks. No. 6 of six scrapbooks titled: Snagboat History. Scrapbooks include photographs and newspaper clippings pertaining to the W.T. Preston. They belonged to Dennis Hamburg, son of Norm Hamburg. Norm Hamburg had a 42 year career on the W.T. Preston.

Image of K.IV.005 - Drum, Bass

K.IV.005 - Drum, Bass

This drum was carried in the Silver Cornet Band in early Anacortes parades. It belonged to Charles Weaverling.

Image of 1992.005.008 - Jean Faith Perry

1992.005.008 - Jean Faith Perry

Jean Faith Perry. Jean on the running board of an old Model T Ford, Eugene Lowman on the seat, Nina Lowman on the wall.

Image of 1997.043.001 - Rainbow Assembly #8 promotion of the Marineers' Pageant in Tacoma

1997.043.001 - Rainbow Assembly #8 promotion of the Marineers' Pageant in Tacoma

Rainbow Assembly #8 promotion of the Marineers' Pageant in Tacoma. From collection of donor, Lewis Jones. left to right: RaVae Olsen, Phyliss Benson, Bette Brown, Carolyn Shaw daughter of Dr. Auston and Helen Shaw and aunt of donor) and Margie Smith. Also see 1997.043.002

Image of 1997.211 -

1997.211 -

Women's group in uniforms marching in a parade down a main street. Businesses shown are Golden Cafe, Navy Yard Quick Repairing - J. LaFazia, shoe and boot repair at "313", L. Golden Tailor, J. C. Penney Co. Because of the looks of the buildings and the businesses and because "Bremerton" can be seen on 2 of the signs in the parade, this photograph may be from Brememerton, WA or another city. J. C. Penney was never near 313 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.

Image of 1997.745 - 1st prize winners

1997.745 - 1st prize winners

1st prize "bride and groom" children in the children's parade (probably the Marineers' Pageant Children's Parade). Located on Commercial Avenue heading north, at the intersection of 5th Street. Brick building to left of photo is Peoples National Bank (502 Commercial). Note in the crowd many people are wearing their official Marineers' Pageant "captain's" hat.

Image of 1997.747 - Marineer's Pageant parade float

1997.747 - Marineer's Pageant parade float

Float in a parade. "WORLD UNDERSTANDING BEGINS AT HOME"

Image of 1997.749 - Anacortes Parade

1997.749 - Anacortes Parade

Parade, probably the Marineers' Pageant parade. It is heading north at 4th Street and Commercial Avenue.

Image of WF 1626 -

WF 1626 -

Marineers' Pageant Royalty Float (1947 July 26). Queen Doris Springer [Johnson], and court at Commercial and 20th Street. Note sign "Queen Doris" above the throne. Businesses shown in the photograph are Allan's Market at 2104 Commercial and Super-Creamed Ice Cream at 2008 Commercial. [This was the first pageant held since 1941 and it appears the coronation was quite lavish [see WF 1609]. Doris Springer and her princesses won a trip to California as reported by the ANACORTES AMERICAN, July 31, 1947 issue: "Pageant Winners Hollywood trip", "Queen Doris Springer, Princesses Norine Oldow and Bonita Cross head to Los Angeles aboard new United Air Lines DC-4 plane on its maiden voyage. Will partic

Image of D.II.018.002 -

D.II.018.002 -

Black and white photo c. 1909 of July Fourth Parade down Commercial Ave. Picture is taken from west side of the street near the corner of 5th and Commercial and shows Aubrey Sumner, Fire Chief and another man in center of photo in one horse drawn buggy. They are followed by hose and hook and ladder wagon with seven firemen and the 4th of July Queen. In right background is seen curbside clock near 6th and Commercial Ave.On opposite (east) side of street are (l-r): Furniture store, original Funk General Store, Vendome Hotel, corner of 6th and Commercial. Then Akerman Drug Co. and J.P. Mare billboards and low buildings on future site of Keystone building.

Image of D.II.097 -

D.II.097 -

The Dedication ceremony of the opening of the Deception Pass Bridge. Possible military unit marching in parade across the bridge with parade watchers lined along both sides of the bridge. Copy from the original in Mr. Stone's possession. 1935.

Image of D.II.136.A,B - Luvera's Grocery Float Marineer's Pageant 1937

D.II.136.A,B - Luvera's Grocery Float Marineer's Pageant 1937

Marineers' Pageant, 1937; Luvera's float. is in the shape of perhaps a boat (Gondola?) but is hard to tell. There is a man sitting in the back playing a guitar. Float is traveling north on Commercial Avenue at 5th and Commercial Avenue intersection. There is the bank on the corner, next to it is Snyder's Pharmacy then Amsberry's Cafe. The street is lined with people watching the parade and a policeman on the left of the photo.

Image of D.II.150 -

D.II.150 -

The Anacortes High School band in the Grand Parade, Mariner's Pageant, July 26, 1947; on Commercial Ave. Drill team appears to be in background; picture taken looking west. Western Union, Montgomery Wards, Tradewell shown

Image of D.II.158 -

D.II.158 -

The Lions float in the 1947 Marineers' Pageant Parade. Float features the words "Water Sports Utopia". There are 4 or 5 girls in bathing suits simulating water skiing.

Image of D.II.190 - anacortes Elks BAnd 4thof July

D.II.190 - anacortes Elks BAnd 4thof July

Anacortes Elks Band marching in parade on July 4th. Location and year unknown.

Image of D.IV.079.A,B -

D.IV.079.A,B -

Near Bell Machine works; c.1910-1918. Float on Island Transfer Truck; has fringe around flat-bed of truck and boat model on bed. Man in drivers seat. Is in the July 4th parade. On the north side of 2nd between Q and Commercial. Copy A is one of the 165 - 175 original enlargements made by Glenn Davis for exhibit in City Hall to begin the Anacortes Museum. (16" x 20") Copy B is a sepia copy print.

Image of WF 0015.A,B -

WF 0015.A,B -

4th of July Parade on P Avenue (Commercial Ave. ) c. 1892. Ewing left Anacortes in 1893 for Everett, WA. Photo clearly shows the Godwin-Benedict-Havekost Building at 510 Commercial. Platt Building is visible in distance. Street is planked, but boards are coming up. Horse-drawn wagon pulls girls/women dressed in white.