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My new favorite exhibit at #MOHAI #seattlesketcher

One visitor’s highlights of Drawn to Seattle
Seattle Places: Market Street in Ballard
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On this day in 1947, Northwest Airlines held a ceremony at Seattle’s Boeing Field marking their first flight to Asia. The plane, a propeller driven Douglas DC-4, carried 56 passengers.
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Local milliner John Eaton was inspired by the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle when he made this towering creation (modeled by Seattle model Donna Rydberg). Calling the hat “Solar Phantasy,” he said the arches represented science (specifically the arches of the science pavilion—Now the Pacific Science Center—seen in the background), the flowers represented landscape of the fairgrounds, the feathers are reminiscent of the various fountains at the fair, and he put a diamond stud on one of the leaves as a reminder of the cost of the fair. Eaton’s shop, called “John Eaton, Of Course,” was at 509 Pine Street.
Seattle Places: Inside The Seattle Times
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Seattle Giants player batting in Dugdale Park, Seattle, ca. 1920
Seattle Places: The Olympic Sculpture Park
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Join us tomorrow as we celebrate Revealing Queer for Free First Thursday!
Seattle Places: Pike Place
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While some women traveled to the gold fields with their husbands, others made the trip on their own. Women worked on mining claims, taught school, or set up businesses of their own. They did laundry, cooked meals, ran hotels and dance halls, and otherwise provided services to others in the community .
This photo shows an African American woman at her laundry and mending business. It was taken at an unidentified location in Alaska or the Yukon sometime between 1897 and 1906.