Biery (Galen) Papers and Photographs
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- black-and-white negatives (114) + -
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- The school buildings were the Central School Buildings on 17th (Dupont), between "I" and "J" streets, Whatcom, WA. The structure on the right was built in 1884; the structure on the left was built in 1889 as an elementary school. These buildings later became the Whatcom High School. Eventually, Roeder Elementary was built here as well. Today, the Bellingham School District Administration offices are housed here.
- Accompanying text: "Paintings by Marvin Thompson. The above picture - at work in his studio - 1014 Mason St. "Mt Shuksan" is the picture for "Galen Biery" well known historian. Marvin has won many awards out of the "five western states" His picture won the most popular vote at the Frye Art Museum in Seatte, Wn." Marvin Thompson was a a painting contractor in Bellingham from the mid-1950s through 1960. From 1965 to 1980 he is listed in the Polk Directory as "Commercial Artist."
- Stamped on reverse: "Sandison - Photos That Please - Portrait and Commercial Photography - Bellingham, Wash." Possibly at dock at PAF in Fairhaven. A white clapboard two story building sits on the dock and two cars are parked next to it. One man watches the grain being unloaded; another walks by the cars.
- The following men are identified: Front row, first and second on the left: "Sam Myers, Art Blythe" Second row, second from the right: "Hans Thiel" Third row, second from the right: Jim Mc Elmond [sic]" Back row, sixth from left: "Haskel [sic]" and eighth from left: "Chip Groom" According to the 1918 Bellingham City Directory, all were plumbers except ChipGroom who owned a hardware business. This is likely a plumbers' convention or special gathering. All are well dressed, the women wearing hats and long coats, then men hats and three piece suits. Several men and women wear rectangular badges pinned to their clothes. Caption on front top in ink: "About 1918"