Black-and-white 35mm negatives taken by Wallie V. Funk, from a 1966 capture of orcas whales in Penn Cove. Note accompanying negatives, "Pix of people at scene - Ted Griffin, boat skipper etc., early 1966".
Mostly low buildings line the street: Holten's Beer Parlor, a cafe,a bank; a sign hanging from a several story building toward the end of town says "Trading Union" with a sign below it that says "Meat Market;"beyond this building is a building with a sign saying "Pacific American Fisheries, Inc;" beyond that is a residential house. A sign on the three story building in the foreground says "Coliseum" - it appears to be a movie theater with a hotel or apartments above. Five vehicles, two on one side, three on the other, are parked on the street. No people are visible.
In the immediate foreground is a craftsman house that is extant at 1912 Mill. Harris and 21st Street intersect beyond it where there is a low building that may be the store that is still there. In the middle ground, 22nd Street is visible going up theh hill crossing what is now the Interurban Trail. Beyond Harris is probably Donovan that runs far to the east, crossing what is I-5 today. It is open field where the Parkway Chateau and Mt. Baker Nursing Home are today. Chuckanut Mountain and other hills are visible in the background.
Built under Public Works Administration and Federal Works Agency programs of the New Deal in the Art Deco style. Begun in 1938, it was dedicated on January 4, 1940. Two stories with ten two story windows across the front it has three entrance doors in the center front.
At least two long, low buildings, probably canneries, are on shore beyond the dock and several smaller buildings and houses are visible as well. One taller building stands out above the rest, probably a school. Snow covered mountains are in the background; to the left a sweep of forest. This is Petersburg, Alaska; see photos gb3596, gb3598.
Looking west from Samish Hill at the east end of what is probably Donovan Avenue that runs in a straight line down the hill and eventually to Fairhaven and the Bay. To the right in the middle ground is South Hill; in the foreground a large stand of evergreen trees beyond which is a sparsely settled Happy Valley with open fields until closer to Fairhaven.
Just east of what used to be Galen Biery's house which still stands at that location. This predates Fairhaven Parkway so several houses in this photo are no longer extant. In the immediate foreground is a garden and a small clapboard bungalow. Laundry hangs on a clothesline. A 1930's automobile is parked in front of the house which fronts on Wilson. Two other houses sit east of it. The house and open lot from photo gb3589 are immediately north and South Hill is beyond.
Another shot of the marina and village similar to photo gb3595 with fishing boats in the foreground but showing many more houses and commercial buildings in the middle ground. One of the buildings on the waterfront has signs on it saying "Public Dock," "The Trading Union Inc" and "Petersburg Cold Storage"
An unidentified expanse of water with a few islands in the distance and a rocky beach jutting out into the water. Snow capped mountains rise beyond. This is probably Frederick Sound in Alaska. See also photo gb3604.
Possibly the Bloedel Mill that was near where Georgia Pacific was more recently located. Railroad tracks run across the foreground with log booms beyond and a five masted ship beyond them. In the background is downtown Bellingham stretching around the Bay.