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Catalog Number WF 1591
Caption 1939 Marineer Pageant Coronation
Description This image is of the coronation of Alice Johnson as Queen of the 1939 Marineers' Pageant at "Community Hall." This was the former Elks Building on the northwest corner of 6th Street and Q Avenue (904 6th Street), vacated by the Elks in 1937 when they moved to 1009 7th Street. Newspaper articles during this time referred to the Elks Building as the "Community Building." Anacortes City Hall moved here on September 25, 1947 from 1107 5th Street. Mayor Charles Peters crowned Miss Johnson in a "colorful ceremony." Peters became mayor in March 1939 when Mayor J. George suddenly died; see WF 1347. Alice Johnson won the queen title by "winning" 60,000 votes for the number of tickets she sold for the pageant. Her princesses were: Luella Decker (not pictured in WF 1588) with 58,000 votes, and Hazel Ent and Peggy Denney, each with 34,000 votes; see page 12, August 3,1939 ANACORTES AMERICAN. For other views of the coronation, see WF 1589, 1590.

Date 1939
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People DECKER, Luella
ENT, Hazel
PETERS, Charles, Mayor
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
Community Hall
Elks Building
Anacortes City Hall
City Hall
Municipal building
Object Name Negative