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Catalog Number WF 1688
Caption Shannon Hardware display
Description This image is of a display featuring a man painting a deer with Sherwin-Williams paint, on sale at Shannon Hardware. Shannon Hardware carried this paint and prominently displayed the Sherwin-Williams sign outside of the store; see WF 1489. G. W. Shannon, an early Anacortes settler, built the Shannon Building at the southwest corner of 6th and Commercial in 1899. There he based his plumbing and hardware business which had been located in the McNaught Building at 8th and I Avenue; see "New hardware store now open," in the 5-21-1890 ANACORTES AMERICAN. Also see WF 1108 and 1689.

It is possible that this display was for the "Awakening Washington Movement" sponsored by the Washington State Press Association and the State Chamber of Commerce; Anacortes merchants created various window displays to promote their products, according to an article in the 11-11-1926 paper.
Date 1920s (late) - 1930s (early)
Photographer from the BRADY, Ferd collection
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Shannon Hardware
Sherwin-Williams paint
Shannon Building
McNaught Building
Awakening Washington Movement
Washington State Press Association
State Chamber of Commerce
Object Name Negative