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Catalog Number WF 4885
Caption WOOD, Harry
Description Harry Wood was an Anacortes city policeman. This image was taken shortly after the Anacortes police department ordered uniforms for their patrolmen. That issue had been a controversy during the 1920s. The 9-17-1925 ANACORTES AMERICAN reported, "Anacortes police need to wear star on uniforms: people not from town are not sure of who they are." The 3-11-1926 issue reported that "Anacortes police may get uniforms: The 1929 city directory listed Harry and Alice Wood at 914 J Avenue. Wood's occupation was "patrolman." The 1937 directory listed Wood as a yardman at the Morrison Mill Company; he and Alice lived at 3922 Q Avenue. Harry Wood also gained renown for his boxing skills. The 11-21-1929 paper reported his six-round fight to the draw with "California Pete of Mt. Vernon" at the American Legion open boxing card at the Oddfellows Hall.
Date 1929 c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects People
Place - Anacortes, WA
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
People WOOD, Harry
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms people
portrait
police
uniform
police officer
policeman
Object Name Print, Photographic