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Catalog Number WF 1587
Caption 1939 Marineer Pageant Pirate Girls "Fishing"
Description This is one of ten publicity photos that Ferd Brady took of the six 1939 Marineer Pirate Girls. The 7-13-1939 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Pirate Girls have pictures taken." The article stated, "Anacortes Marineers' Pageant Pirate Girls, ambassadors of good will for the coming celebration, posed before the camera of Ferd Brady Tuesday afternoon for a number of publicity photos that will be used in Seattle and Northwest newspapers for publicity purposes." The people are George S. Miller, and the following girls (in some order): Margaret Thurston, Florence Thurston, LaVerne Baer, Marguerite Thomas, Betty Wagner, and Ruth Henwood. Some of these girls later contended for the Marineers' Pageant crown. Anacortes resident, George S. Miller, dressed as an Indian with a bow and arrow to apparently lend an "Indian" connection to the pageant. See WF 1418, 1419. Here the girls and George S. Miller are pictured in Jack Crouder's boats and were supposedly fishing for fish for the Marineers' Pageant's salmon barbeque. Crouder's boatyard was based at the foot of Commercial Avenue; see WF 2330. For additional photos of these girls, see WF 1577-1584.
Date 1939
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Transportation - Water
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People BAER, LaVerne
MILLER, George S.
THOMAS, Marguerite
THURSTON, Florence Catherine
THURSTON, Margaret
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
Pirate Girls
Crouder's boats
Salmon fishing
Guemes Channel
Object Name Negative