The Ice Man

Football star and motion picture actor Harold "Red" Grange posed with Helen Nelsen (left) and Corinne Martin on a rainy day atop the Winthrop Hotel in late January, 1926. The ladies are holding a sign "Ice" in front of Mr. Grange; it was his nickname when he was a leading rusher at Wheaton (Illinois) High…
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Greedy Duck

On January 10, 1940, Jean Glassbrenner kindly tries to feed a duck some Arm & Hammer soda. It's a little late for bicarbonate to help the upset stomach of this American Merganzer duck. The greedy duck died trying to swallow a large perch, still in his bill, which was too large for its mouth. The…
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Mrs. Janabea Gamell

Mrs. Janabea Gamell (later Gamell-Wilson) looks over boxes of books and toys at the Church of Holy Communion on January 9, 1968. Mrs. Gamell was the director of the Hilltop Community Child Day Care Center which was located in the parish hall of the church. The day care center would open on January 15, 1968…
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Dock’s Ablaze

On January 7, 1936, the City Fireboat and four Foss tugs were called in to fight the blaze at the old London Dock and the Waterside Milling Co. A passenger steamer, reported to be the Virginia V, was tied up at the adjacent Tacoma Municipal Dock. The Milling Co.'s wheat warehouse was gutted due to…
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New Year Baby

1939 New Year Baby. Randall Matthewson, son of Wesley and Christine Matthewson. Toddler dressed in diapers with ribbon around his chest, wearing hat and holding a cane. Mother and sister standing nearby. See other feature images and posts…
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