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Catalog Number D.I.095
Caption Moses Smith, 1st Town Marshall
Description Portrait of Mose Smith and his dog. Smith was the Anacortes town marshall during the mid-1890s, and a restaurant proprietor. Smith's restaurant was at the corner of 2nd and Commercial, next to the Taylor Hotel; see WF 0181. The 1892 territorial census listed Smith, age 50, as a native of Massachusetts. His wife was Mary, age 44. His daughter Anna, age 18, worked a the Post Office as a clerk. During the Victorian era, it was common for people to pose for their portraits with their most precious possessions as the event was a rare and special occasion. That "special possession" often included the family pet.
Date 1895 c.
Photographer HEGG, E. A.
Animal - Dog
Place - Anacortes, WA
People SMITH, Moses G.
Place New Whatcom, WA
Search Terms town marshall
Object Name Print, Photographic