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Catalog Number WF 1757.A,B
Caption Lions Club carousel - 1937 Marineer Pageant
Description This carousel at an unknown location was sponsored by the Anacortes Lions Club during the Anacortes Marineers' Pageant; the pageant began the same year as the club's charter. Club members sit and stand in front of the carousel. Front row, right to left: Orville Wilmont, Gilbert Hull, Harold Trulson, unknown, Ernie Brazas, unknown, Ernie Hillren, Alphonse Brazas, unknown, unknown, Dr. Lawrence Nicholson (dentist), and three unknowns. Back row: Fred Cartwright (Anacortes banker) stands fifth from right. Edward Schwartz, Anacortes civic leader, is the third man from left side in rear, with a merry-go-round horse over his shoulder. The identification was by Margaret Hull. The Anacortes Lions Club was chartered on January 7, 1937, primarily by young men in the community who wanted an alternative to the older fraternal organizations (Elks, Eagles, Oddfellows) that were more for "the old timers and Commercial Avenue businessmen". This information was given by Margaret Hull on 3-29-2003, wife of the club's first president. The national Lions Club organization was begun by Chicago businessman Melvin Jones in Chicago in 1917. "He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large."
Date 1937
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place -Anacortes, WA
Organization - Fraternal
Event - Marineers Pageant
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People BRAZAS, Ernest "Ernie"
CARTWRIGHT, Frederick "Fred" G.
HILLEREN, Ernest "Ernie"
HULL, Gilbert
JONES, Melvin
NICHOLSON, Laurence Elwood, Dr., DDS
SCHWARTZ, Edgar M. "Ed"
TRULSON, Harold Carl
WILMONT, Orville
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Lions Club
Marineers' Pageant
Object Name Print, Photographic