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Catalog Number WF 2249
Caption Female wrestlers
Description Two female wrestlers shake hands before a match taking place inside a tent in Anacortes. See also WF 2246, 2247, 2248. These traveling tent shows were popular during the 1920s to 1940s and afforded unemployed men an opportunity to earn money during the Depression years, although sometimes at a horrific physical cost. Other venues for boxing/wrestling in Anacortes were regularly sponsored by such groups as the American Legion (11-21-1929 ANACORTES AMERICAN: "American Legion sponsoring open boxing at Odd Fellows Hall.") and the Eagles (11-21-1929 paper: "Eagles stage a wrestling match."). In the 1950s, the Anacortes store Fergie's Market sponsored two retired boxing greats, Joe Lewis and Max Baer, in a store promotion. See Wallie Funk photos of the event.
Date 1930s late - early 1940s c.
Photographer BRADY, Ferd
Collection Wallie Funk Collection
Subjects Place - Anacortes
People
Recreation
Credit line Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection
Place Anacortes, WA
Search Terms Depression
American Legion
Eagles
Boxing
Wrestling
Fergie's Market
Object Name Negative