Vanishing Seattle, Washington (Images of America Series)

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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 ...
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Overview


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 & 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738548692
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/15/2006
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 815,382
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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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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  • Posted April 24, 2012

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    These are fantastic! =) This NOT a book but rather 15 postcards

    These are fantastic! =) This NOT a book but rather 15 postcards with various pictures of old Seattle or people in our history. Each has a story on the back of the people or place. It is fun when the name or the place looks familiar. And the charming little stories they chose to share on them are fun to read for both the sender and receiver. Well worth the money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2006

    Vanishing Seattle's a real gem

    Author Clark Humphrey shares his longstanding fascination of local Seattle iconoclasty in this little gem of a book. This book is recommended for anyone interested in a primarily visual history of mid-century to modern Seattle, though after review, and as a relative newcomer to the NW in the last 25 years, I believe that the content will resonate more deeply with someone old enough to remember when Seattle was a small, out of the way place to call home. Although Clark skillfully celebrates the unique cultural artifacts of our past and provides a good visual consistency and creativity to the historical photos chosen, I would like to see this subject treated in more depth in larger scale, 'coffee table' art-book format.

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