Play Ball!

With baseball season officially upon us we thought we would share a few of our local players of the past. All seem to be from the Simpson Lee Paper Company, but we do not have any details on the players pictured. Does anyone look familiar to you?

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Baby Steps

We came across an article from about a year ago, covering our efforts to find a permanent home for the museum. It is interesting to see the progress we have made since then, and also rededicates us to continue to seek location where we can properly share and learn from our collection. We still need your help and hope to have good news to share in the not so distant future.

http://www.snoho.com/stories_2013/020613_museumgroup.html

School Project

My how things have changed. We came upon what we believe to be an image of a sewing class. It wasn’t too long ago that sewing lessons were standard courses in public schools, and in today’s world you would be hard-pressed to find a young person who has even seen a manual sewing machine.

What other classes have gone by the wayside? Any favorite memories?

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Bob the Builder?

Slowly but surely it seems that the worst of times has past and the real estate market is on the mend. New construction projects are moving forward, and soon enough the footprint of South Lake Union in Seattle will be dramatically changed.

What is remarkable, with all of the new technologies of the day, is that personal craftsmanship has waned buildings are just not meant to last. Take time when you can to appreciate the treasures in your neighborhood, public and private.

Here are a few construction shots from long ago. Does anyone recognize the builders or the homes?

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Sunday Best

Does anyone remember when people not only dressed a bit nicer on Sunday, but everyday? You would be hard pressed to find a gentleman strolling the town in a suit and tie in so many cities today. Here are a few dapper fellows whose identities remain a mystery.

As mentioned last week, we are hoping that some of you out there will recognize some of the people in these images and have tales to tell. Our history is out there with all of you and we hope you will share.

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