Safety First!

In 1947 Kaiser Aluminum under the name Permanente Metals leased the aluminum plant that was built in Tacoma by the Defense Plant Corporation. The plant had been built to provide aluminum for the war effort. With the end of the war, there was a surplus of aluminum and the plant had been closed. In October…
View More about Safety First!

Moving Movie Poster

In October of 1946, an unidentified young man, dressed as a Roman soldier, walked down Pacific Avenue carrying a shield with a poster advertising the movie "Caesar and Cleopatra" playing at the Music Box Theater. The film version of George Bernard Shaw's play starred Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra and Claude Rains as Ceasar.With a production…
View More about Moving Movie Poster

Silver Fox Farmers

Tacoma Silver Fox Farm owner George H. Jensen and daughter Barbara Ellen perch on the running board of his new Oldsmobile Six sedan in late September of 1926. They are holding prize brush and white-tip foxes from the same litter. The man in the sedan with another fox was not identified. Mr. Jensen, who had…
View More about Silver Fox Farmers

National Dog Week

On September 24, 1941, two unidentified young girls were photographed with three dogs at the Sears Roebuck store, 1148 Broadway, to help promote National Dog Week. The girl at the left held a beagle pup; the one at the right, a cocker spaniel. Between them, sitting on the counter, was a grown cocker spaniel. National…
View More about National Dog Week

One Eggxcellent Egg!

A group of young ladies "pop" out of a large "egg" as they await entry into the Western Washington Fair on September 18, 1930. The similarly dressed women are representing the Washington Co-op Egg & Poultry Association. The "egg" being hauled by a heavy duty truck, is a symbol of the Co-op's claim of their…
View More about One Eggxcellent Egg!