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Image of 2006.085.012.003 - Yearbook

2006.085.012.003 - Yearbook

1934 Rhododendron with plywood cover, Anacortes High School

Image of 2010.034.001-.043 - Record, Sales

2010.034.001-.043 - Record, Sales

This collection of 44 folders was found by Gerald Osborn in the brick building at 1009 8th Street. When discovered, the contents of each folder were rolled up in separate rolls. The dates are between 1940 and 1943 and reflect the businesses of William and Dave Affleck. The Anacortes-Mt. Vernon stage line began about 1918 and was sold to the Affleck brothers in 1924 when the former owner died. The Affleck Brothers ran it until 1948 and included destinations such as Sedro Woolley, Oak Harbor, Seattle, Bellingham, and Olympia. During the time period of this collection they also ran Affleck Bros. General Hauling which supplied fuels such as wood, hogfuel, sawdust, and oil. The first 30 f

Image of 2013.077.136.A,B - Card, Business

2013.077.136.A,B - Card, Business

Paul N. Luvera retired in 1957 from the grocery store and took up wood carving, particularly of totem poles. His business card has a photo of a totem pole with his home in the background. It reads: Paul N. Luvera, Sr. Wood Carver 2102 9th street Anacortes, Washington 98221 Visitors Welcome

Image of 2013.077.378 - Article

2013.077.378 - Article

On July 7, 1960, the ANACORTES AMERICAN ran two photos and caption of Paul Luvera, Sr., and his carving of a Polynesian sculpture for Mrs. P. W. Richards of Mt. Vernon.

Image of 2013.077.380 - Article

2013.077.380 - Article

Paul Luvera, Sr., is shown with his carving of St. Francis di Assisi in this photo from the July 31, 1963, ANACORTES REPORTER.

Image of 2013.077.405 - Article

2013.077.405 - Article

This article from an unknown newspaper at an unknown date announced that Paul Luvera won first prize for his sculpture of Saint Francis di Assisi at the Bellingham Annual Blossomtime Art Exhibit. The sculpture was carved from Alaska cedar in natural color, highly waxed, and 32 inches high.

Image of 2015.035.002.A,B - Book, Receipt

2015.035.002.A,B - Book, Receipt

Two unused receipt books for Rumsey Wood Delivery probably date to the 1930s or 1940s. J. L. Rumsey was the owner of the business located at the corner of 11th Street and D Avenue which specialized in the sale of box wood which was used for heating homes.

Image of 2006.076.003 - Yearbook

2006.076.003 - Yearbook

1934 Rhododendron with plywood cover, Anacortes High School

Image of 2001.008.001 - Ticket

2001.008.001 - Ticket

Plywood "ticket" to Anacortes Veneer for Open House Celebration on 2/29/1940. Given to donor by his father, Jack McMillen. Jack was born and raised on the San Juan Islands; moved to Anacortes to work in his late teens; eventually went to Seattle.

Image of fic.0699 - Cedar Shingle

fic.0699 - Cedar Shingle

Cedar shingle; writing on shingle: "Trim from Mayor Hogan's Office"; some evidence of red paint

Image of S.I.001.001-.002 - Needle, net

S.I.001.001-.002 - Needle, net

Two (2) wooden web needles used for menting fish nets. These were made by Henry M. Babarovich, native Anacortesan. .001 = Light brown natural wood, 9.75" x 1.25". 002 = Dark brown natural wood, 7.5" x .75"

Image of 2012.117.124 - Token, Commemorative

2012.117.124 - Token, Commemorative

This round piece of wood has undecipherable writing on it and may be from some event relating to Boy Scouts. All awards and badges in accession number 2012.117 were awarded to Mr. Raymond Smith in the 1940s as a youth and later as an adult leader.

Image of 2014.015 - Board

2014.015 - Board

A rough cut board from Anacortes Lumber and Box was found c. 1995 in two pieces in the attic of Bill Bean's house at Dewey Beach. The two pieces, each 10-12.75 x 50.25 were glued together by the donor before they were given to the museum. Anacortes Lumber and Box was in business from c. 1904 - 1941 at 3rd and R Avenue. The mill was built 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 site but closed the following year. In 1904, a third mill, Anacortes Lumber and Box, arose at the site. The March 18, 1909, ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Improvements at Local Lumber Mill. Anacortes Lumber and Box b

Image of fic.0717 - Ticket

fic.0717 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green

Image of fic.0715 - Ticket

fic.0715 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). This ticket has the name "Bill Lowman" printed on the back. Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporat

Image of fic.0716 - Ticket

fic.0716 - Ticket

Found in Collection. Plywood ticket to Open House Celebration for Anacortes Veneer, Inc. on February 29, 1940. The Open House was from 1 - 7 p.m. with entertainment at 8 p.m., followed by a card party and dance. The ticket is a souvenir of the first plywood made in Anacortes. The party was held in the Community Bldg, which was once the Elk's Club Building and later became City Hall (902 6th Street). Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue was easily identifiable by its zig-zag shaped roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green

Image of 2012.117.058 - Cord

2012.117.058 - Cord

The two wood beads on a leather cord is awarded for completion of Woodbadge training. A third bead would indicate the individual is a member of the staff for Woodbadge training, and a fourth bead represents the person in charge of Woodbadge training at the council level. Woodbadge is an international adult training program for Boy Scouts. All Woodbadge trainees become a part of the original Boy Scout Troop 1 in Gilwell, England. Gilwell was the home of Sir Baden Powell who started the international scouting movement. The training usually takes a year or more to complete. All awards and badges in accession number 2012.117 were awarded to Mr. Raymond Smith in the 1940s as a youth and later as

Image of 2015.044.003 - Gaff, Fish

2015.044.003 - Gaff, Fish

This fish gaff is home-made. A 3.5 x 8.5 rusty hook is attached to a 16" piece of wood with twine which is wound through two holes in the wood and around the handle and hook. The hook is in a slot in the handle and also attached with flathead nails.

Image of 2015.020.001 - Float, Fishing

2015.020.001 - Float, Fishing

Wooden fish float used by the APEX cannery.

Image of 2014.052.002 - Shotgun, Single Barrel

2014.052.002 - Shotgun, Single Barrel

This Herrington & Richardson .410 bore single shot shotgun has serial # 5460. It has a 12" barrel, so it was probably made for youth. The barrel is marked "Made in U.S.A. 410GA.CHOKE." It has a dark stock and forestock and a mottled blue metal finish. 22.5" when folded, it opens to 37" long. The gun was bought by Rudy Malland from Wendel Trafton in about 1948 and given to David Malland as a gift when he was about age 12.