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Catalog Number WF 3521
Caption BLAISDELL, Henrietta "Bubbles"
Description Henrietta Blaisdell 1903-1995, was better known as "Bubbles" -- and in her later life as "Bubble."
She was at home in the wilderness, camping with her dog and gun on islands from Guemes to Alaska. She is sometimes pictured with her dragon-painted canoe. An artist, she cartooned escapades, sewed quilts, and crafted exotic costumes; she used some of those costumes as a magician's assistant and Oriental dancer. She built her first home on Guemes at age 16. Later homes on that same site were decorated with driftwood, skulls, shells, and cement -- including a cement couch (indoors) which could be cleaned by removing the cushions and hosing off the dirt.
Other pictures of Bubbles are included under Locations, Guemes Island: Townsend Resort.
Date 1920s c. late
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
People
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People FINLEY, Henrietta "Bubble(s)" BLAISDELL BERLIN ERVINE
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Bubbles
Bubble
Object Name Print, Photographic