Four young women playing volleyball on stilts at the beach in Venice, California, 1934.
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People wearing totem pole costumes during Seattle’s Potlatch Parade on July 18, 1912. The Potlatch Parade was part of the Golden Potlatch (or Potlatch Days) festivities. These festivities occurred from 1911-1914 and 1935-1941. The annual festival was created after the successful Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909. Seattle officials believed an annual festival would keep the city in […]
Ferris Wheel is photographed at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, 1893. Daniel Burnham, Director of Works of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, wanted American engineers to deliver a marvel to rival the Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. Engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. took up the challenge. […]
Children at the opening of Lincoln Park swimming pool in Seattle, 1925. This pool was dug out of dirt with a retaining wall of rocks along the sides. It filled with salt water from Puget Sound. A muddy bottom and control valves that did not always contain the water eventually required a pool made of […]