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    Color Combination - C-101
    Creation Date: 1940-1960
    Catalog ID: 1999.63.187
    Manila folder titled, "Color Combination - C101", containing six samples of product models for 12 fl. oz cans in which Rainier beer is sold by Sicks' Seattle Brewing & Malting Co. Examples included are: yellow/silver (#32 yellow); green/silver (#52 lt. green); pink/silver (#C-1 peppermint pink); gray/silver (#C-7 pearl gray); red/silver (#C-10 dusty rose); and, turquoise/silver (CC-11 aqua green). Gray and dusty rose examples have line drawings of waterfall, Kalakala ferry in front of Seattle skyline, Tacoma Narrows bridge, cowboy on horseback, map of western states, and person skiing. Green example has line drawings of outdoor activiites including camping, hunting, and fishing. Yellow and pink examples show different kinds of drinking glasses with beer and salutations in different languages. Turquoise example has examples of Octoberfest type activities with people drinking, dancing, pretzel, beer kegs, and tankards.
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    "Ski Wien!"
    Creation Date: [ca. 1975]
    Catalog ID: 2003.54.1
    Call Number: EPH-C/387.7561/W636sk/1975
    Airline travel poster; "Ski Wien!" Wien Air Alaska, ca. 1975, color photograph shows man and woman skiing, with mountain crags in background.
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    Spring Skiing, Paradise
    Creation Date: ca. 1936
    Catalog ID: 2010.237.1
    Black and white image of a skier at Paradise, Mt. Rainier, Pierce County, WA. The shirtless skier is shown executing a jumping turn with his ski poles extended above him. He appears to have his shirt tied around his waist. Another man holding a camera is watching him.
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    Creation Date: 1971
    Catalog ID: 2014.1.378
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.35/Ob6ob/1971
    Single illustrated sheet (28x43 cm. unfolded) advertising O'Brien water skis, produced by the O'Brien Manufacturing Corporation of Redmond, WA. Illustrations include woman in bikini posing with water ski, and men water skiing. Dated 1971. Ephemera.
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    Mount Baker, Washington
    Creation Date: [ca. 1948]
    Catalog ID: 1996.33.52
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.773/St24m/1948
    1 sheet; Illus. features skier in fresh snow, with Mt. Baker in background; Text on verso describes skiing in the Pacific Northwest. One of the "See Your West" series of scenic images on the West Coast distributed by Standard of California at their gas stations. Ephemera
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    Snow sports in Western wonderlands
    Creation Date: 1947
    Catalog ID: 2000.15.1
    Call Number: EPH/385.062/Un3sn/1947
    46 p.; ill. (some col.), map; 19 cm.; Washington state ski areas, pp. 38-42; Col. ill. wraps; Includes winter sports map, folded into back cover. Women skiers illus. on front cover. Ephemera
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    Shell ski guide
    Creation Date: ca. 1949
    Catalog ID: 1996.120.132
    Call Number: EPH/796.93/Sh43sk/1949
    Shell Ski Guide, ca. 1949. 35 p.; ill., map; 23 cm.; Includes index to areas & accommodations; covers States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Arizona, & Nevada; Col. illus. wraps. Ephemera
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    Mission Ridge: best in the West
    Creation Date: [ca. 1970]
    Catalog ID: 1999.1.266
    Call Number: EPH-C/796.93/M691b/1970
    Poster advertising Mission Ridge, a ski resort area near Wenatchee, WA, ca. 1970. Photographed by Ron Palmgren; published by Wenatchee Bindery & Printing Co. 1 poster; ill.; 88.5 cm.; Sepia photo of miners with rifle & skis meant to capture the feeling of an early western style photograph. Ephemera
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    "Snow trains to Snoqualmie Ski Bowl"
    Creation Date: 1940
    Catalog ID: 2002.38.2
    Call Number: EPH-B/385.066/M648sn/1940
    brochure, advertisement, titled: "Snow trains to Snoqualmie Ski Bowl," distributed by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, 1940, to promote railroad travel from Seattle and Tacoma to the Snoqualmie Pass "Ski Bowl." Text includes information related to trip cost, description of lessons, ski jumps and lodge accommodations. Includes illustrations related to winter recreation and snow skiing and map of ski runs. Ephemera
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    "A historical cartoon of Mt. Rainier"
    Creation Date: 1935-1945
    Catalog ID: 2003.0.985
    Call Number: EPH-B/979.77821/L967h/1940
    souvenir map poster, "A historical cartoon of Mt. Rainier" humorous cartoon images include: mountain climbers, skiers, mountain climbers, Indians, bears; mountain goat, deer with brief historic text, Herbert Lugers, artist, F. H. Loutzenhiser, arranger, ca. 1935-1945.