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Catalog Number WF 0055.A,B,C,D
Caption Rhododendron Days on Guemes Is
Description Guemes Island Picnic of 18 people in 1890 on the south shore looking toward Anacortes. Lady in the front right has been identified as Flora Mangan by her relative Dawn Duncan-Lewis, whose husband is Flora's great-great grandson. The steamer EASTERN OREGON is underway right of center. To the far right is the sailboat "Progress". (Not confirmed by Teresa Trebon. see WF 0056. EASTERN OREGON may also be visible in WF 0060, 0061.) On the Anacortes north shoreline is the Huntoon Building to the right of steamer; above it is the Anacortes Hotel (see also WF 0069, 0114). Guemes' south shore was a frequent spot for outdoor recreation as reflected in the ANACORTES AMERICAN 10-1-1891 report of the Anacortes volunteer fire fighters' "Basket Picnic Social", organized for Anacortes citizens on Guemes in late September, 1891: "Many" attended and "all available craft" were pressed into service to provide transportation.

Photographer EWING, David B.
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Photograph
People
Recreation
Transportation - Maritime
Structure - Business
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Guemes Island, WA
Search Terms EASTERN OREGON
sailboat
PROGRESS
Huntoon building
Anacortes Hotel
beach
outdoor recreation
picnic
Object Name Print, Photographic