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Catalog Number WF 1614
Caption 1947 Marineer Pageant coronation - Doris Springer
Description This image from the 1947 Marineers' Pageant is of the coronation of Queen Doris Springer by Captain Howard Young from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Left to right: page, Princess Norine Oldow, candidate Joyce Neville, Princess Bonita Cross, Queen Doris Springer, Captain Young, page, Mrs. Doris Packard, mistress of ceremonies. This was the first pageant held since 1941 and it appears the coronation was quite lavish. Doris Springer and her princesses Bonita Cross and Norine Oldow won a trip to California as reported by the 7-31-1947 ANACORTES AMERICAN. "Pageant Winners Holly wood 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 participate in programs at Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles air fields inaugurating the service. Have a full agenda in Los Angeles." For photos of their departure, see WF 0339, 0340. Other pageant contestants were Leona Andrich and Marilyn Morrison. For complete series of this coronation, see WF 1609-1626.
Date 1947
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People CROSS, Bonita "Bonny"
PACKARD, Doris Elizabeth BRYSON
YOUNG, Howard
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
California trip
United Air Lines
Object Name Negative