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Catalog Number WF 0688
Caption Douglass Allmond
Description This image is of men putting out a newspaper. Douglass Allmond is probably in the photo, but he is unidentified. Allmond, 1863-1932, became the "breadwinner" for his mother, Lydia, after his father died when Allmond was approximately age 7. He began folding newspapers at local printers and in 1876 became a printer's devil (apprentice) at the newspaper. He and his mother moved to Seattle in 1882 and Allmond worked as a finish printer for the SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER. He began his own printing business with William Hughes in 1887 and they lost their business in the Great Seattle Fire of June 1889. Allmond started again in Seattle apparently, but by the spring of 1890 he had moved to Anacortes where he began the ANACORTES AMERICAN with F. H. Boynton in May 1890. Allmond owned the AMERICAN until 1902 when he sold it. He married Cora Rowland, an Anacortes school teacher, in October 1906. For more information about Allmond, see WF 0320, 0311, 0312, 0600, and 0973.
Date 1889
Photographer Unknown
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Tool & Equipment
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People ALLMOND, Douglass
Search Terms newspaper
printer's devil
Great Seattle Fire of June 1889
Seattle Post Intelligencer
Object Name Print, Photographic