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Catalog Number WF 1581
Caption 1939 Marineer Pirate Girls at Causland Park
Description This is one of ten publicity photos that Ferd Brady took of the six Marineer Pirate Girls. The 7-13-1939 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Pirate Girls have pictures taken." The article stated, "Anacortes Marineers' Pageant Pirate Girls, ambassadors of good will for the coming celebration, posed before the camera of Ferd Brady Tuesday afternoon for a number of publicity photos that will be used in Seattle and Northwest newspapers for publicity purposes." The people, left to right, are George S. Miller, Ray (Two-Ton) Galyean, Margaret Thurston, Florence Thurston, LaVerne Baer, Marguerite Thomas, Betty Wagner, and Ruth Henwood. Some of these girls later contended for the Marineers' Pageant crown. Anacortes resident, George S. Miller, dressed as an Indian with a bow and arrow to apparently lend an "Indian" connection to the pageant. See WF 1418, 1419. These pictures show girls in "shorts and middies" at Causland Par "in training" for the Pageant's walkathon event; see WF 1426. The girls are posing with Raymond Galyean, whom the ANACORTES AMERICAN reported was "of the city." The Galyean family was listed in the 1937 Anacortes Directory. Raymond V. Galyean's occupation was listed as "station operator" at Galyean's Gas Station, 501 Commercial. The gas station was run by Auda and Stella Galyean, probably his parents. By 1940 the family's service station had moved to 18th and Commercial; see WF 1220 for photo of gas station at 501 Commercial. For additional photos of the Pirate Girls at Causland Park, see WF 1577-1581. The steeple at far right is on St. Mary Catholic Church.
Date 1939
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Event - Marineer Pageant
Place - Anacortes, WA
Transportation - Land
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People BAER, LaVerne
GALYEAN, Raymond "Ray" "Two-Ton" V.
THOMAS, Marguerite
THURSTON, Florence Catherine
THURSTON, Margaret
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Marineers' Pageant
Pirate Girls
Causland Park
Galyean's Gas Station
St. Mary Catholic Church
Object Name Negative