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Catalog Number D.IX.015
Caption 4th of July, 1890
Description 4th of July celebration at Ocean Dock, Anacortes. Steamers YOSEMITE and SEHOME loaded to the gunnels with celebrants. Photographers Booen and Ewing were brothers-in-law and partners during 1890-91 and shot many photos on July 4, 1890, as reported by the ANACORTES AMERICAN on 7-10-1890, "Photographic Views: On the fourth, Messers Booen and Ewing, the enterprising photographers of this city, were busy taking views of the most interesting points about town and along the wharves. Among the views taken were the Indian baseball team, the landing of the YOSEMITE, etc., etc."

John Hart was the son of Jane Quint, wife of postmaster and storekeeper Albanus Quint at Dewey. The Quints came to Dewey in 1887, and Hart joined the family in 1889. He wrote, "Picture taken July 4, 1890, at Anacortes, foot of Commercial St. Steamer YOSEMITE in foreground, SEHOME in back. Victoria, B.C., Sound. You don't see any autos. Note the ladies with long dresses and wasp waists. Guemes Island across channel. This picture was taken on roof of warehouse at west end of dock. Old time steamers are side-wheelers. Note the walking beam aft of YOSEMITE's smoke stack. Note Indians huddled in the foreground of picture. Chances are most of these people in picture have passed away. Sent in by John Hart of Dewey."
Date July 4, 1890
Photographer BOOEN, J. O.
Subjects Photograph
People
Transportation - Maritime
Maritime - Boat
Event - 4th of July
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Fourth of July
YOSEMITE
SEHOME
Ocean Dock
Indian baseball team
Object Name Print, Photographic