Dollar Doggone for Dimes

A smiling Frank Freese, bartender at the Moose Club, prepares to donate a dollar bill to the March of Dimes' canine representative in January, 1953. The pedigreed Great Dane, Diane Katherine O' Donnell, has one paw on the bartender's hand as she focuses her attention on the dollar. She is accompanied by Police Chief Jack Elich. Diane was the official mascot of the Tacoma Police Department. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis sponsored the March of Dimes campaign annually to raise funds for polio research and treatment.

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