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Catalog Number WF 0337
Caption Rainbow Girls Float
Description This Rainbow Girls float was in the 1940 Marineers' Pageant parade. The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a service organization that began in 1922 in McAlester, Oklahoma. A branch organization of the Masonic Lodge, along with Eastern Star, Amaranth, White Shrine, and DeMolay, it is open to girls between the ages of 11 and 20. Rainbow Assembly #8 was active in Anacortes at least as early as 1937; see WF 1448. Ruth Henwood, Bootie Anderson, and Laverne Baer ride on the float. This view is on Commercial between Fifth and Sixth streets. The Goodwin-Benedict-Havekost Building is visible at far right (Matt Kingsley's Insurance). DeRemer's Electrical Appliances is visible at left rear, 514 Commercial. Between 1929 and the mid-1930s DeRemer sold musical merchandise at that address; the business was called the Music House. By 1937 he was selling electrical supplies there.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Organization - Fraternal
Event - Marineers Pageant
Event - Parade
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ANDERSON, Norine Olive "Bootie" [REIGER]
BAER, Laverne
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Rainbow Girls
Marineers' Pageant
Masonic Lodge
Goodwin - Benedict - Havekost Building
Matt Kingsley Insurance
DeRemer's Electrical Appliances
Music House
Object Name Print, Photographic