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Catalog Number VT 0060
Description VHS video of documentary: "Things that aren't here Anymore" by KCTS television. Historical video on the Northwest. It includes a segment of the Lowman family of Anacortes, with Bobo, the gorilla, in their home before he was moved to the Woodland Park Zoo. Bobo was a "cherished member of their family".

VIDEO: "A reflection on the Northwest world in the past which will educate all newcomers! These memories live on in this video and still exist in our minds.

Frederick & Nelson Department Store and its aura: Early 1940's, 10 minutes in length

Quality Service Integrity: And ladies dressed in furs and heels to shop, had tea. Live reindeer and a live Santa provided entertainment in its huge store windows. And elevators were operated by 5"4" dark-haired ladies who considered it the ultimate job in the City of Seattle.

Downtown Seattle--Approximately 20 minutes: The rails (street cars which were later replaced with electric cars) and Lake Washington romantic old steamers and other ferries (famed, streamlined KALAKALA whose crew spent the most time polishing her brass) provided necessary transportation for the small population to access theaters, stores, sports events, nightclubs, etc.

Actual footage of Sick's Seattle Stadium and Tightwad Hill bring nostalgia when the Hill's owner describes how spectators were allowed to sit on their porch and along the hill--just NOT near Pre's Garden Patch where many immigrant Italians had Garlic Gulch and various other businesses. Birdland presented talented international jazz musicians and couples met and married there.


Universal International Newsreel, Bobo of Anacortes, WA: This film was actually shown in movie theaters decades ago! It is incredible, showing the Lowman family with Bobo in their home, capturing his antics and playfulness, demonstrating how he was a cherished member of their family before he went to Woodland Park Zoo, where Bill's mother resided with him for three weeks.
Date 1995
Credit line Donated by Deanna "Kay" Malseed
Object Name Film