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Though Seattle is still a young city, growing and changing, much of its short past is already lost-but not forgotten. Generations of Seattleites have fond memories of restaurants, local television shows, stores, and other landmarks that evoke a less sophisticated, more informal city. This new book explores Seattle at a time when timber and fish were more lucrative than airplanes and computers, when the city was a place of kitschy architecture and homespun humor and was full of boundless hope for a brighter future. These rare and vintage images hearken back to the marvels of the 1962 World's Fair, shopping trips to Frederick and Nelson and I. Magnin, dinners at Rosellini's, dancing at the Trianon Ballroom, traveling on the ferry Kalakala, rooting for baseball's Rainiers, and local personalities including Stan Boreson, J. P. Patches, and Wunda Wunda.

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Author Clark Humphrey is the editor of the Belltown Messenger, a book reviewer for the Seattle Times, a former staff writer with The Stranger and The Comics Journal, and an acknowledged local expert on retro Seattle. Within these pages, he showcases more than 200 images of vanishing Seattle icons gathered from such institutions as the Museum of History and Industry, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Municipal Archives, as well as from various private individuals including the collection of Mary Randlett and the author's own collection.

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Ed Anderson, December 24, 2006 (view all comments by Ed Anderson)
This is a great two hour read, exposing newcomers to Seattle to its history,including ancient (pre-WWI) and especially recent (within yuppie recall). Yup we all went to Ivars, Dags, and later (when we had money) Thirteen Coins for those late night munchies. Sobering to realize that the Kingdome and The Wild Rainiers are now historic (defunct). No where else are you going to see gogo dancers in the underground Vault nightclub?
If your idea of history is spending less than a quarter on a burger or drinking at a Golden Tides toga party, and you can't find those embarassing polaroids that you took of Ruthie backstage at the Rainbow, this picture book brings back the memories.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780738548692
Author:
Humphrey, Clark
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Wa
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Pacific Northwest
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) History.
Subject:
Seattle (Wash.) Buildings, structures, etc.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.22x6.06x.34 in. .71 lbs.

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