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    [Hauling apples near Brewster, WA]
    Creation Date: 1911
    Catalog ID: 2017.2.148
    Call Number: PHOTO-A/ 2017.2.148
    Oversize black and white photograph taken 1911 near Brewster, Okanogan County, WA. The image shows a man sitting on a wagon pulled by four horses. The man wears a hat, dark coat and pants and holds a riding whip in his right hand. The wagon appears to be loaded with crates which are covered with a tarp. Behind the man and horses is an apple orchard. A dirt road runs between the man and orchard. Edward Nolan collection
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    [Potholder for Sherwood in Edmonds, WA]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.8
    Apple shaped potholder for Sherwood Parent Staff Organization, Edmonds, WA, 2000-2013 On front is white cross stitch fabric embroidered in blue thread. At center is an illustration of a bird, wings extended, standing in front to two children, a boy and a girl. Printed above: Sherwood. Printed below: Edmonds, WA. Back made of red fabric. At top of potholder are pair of green felt leaves and loop made of green rick rack.
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    Plen Tee Color Yakima Valley Apples
    Creation Date: 1954
    Catalog ID: 2017.88.11
    Call Number: EPH/634.11/In5p/1954
    One label (22 x 26 cm.) for Plen Tee Color brand Yakima Valley apples, shipped by Inland Fruit Company, Wapato, WA, 1954. The red label has a color illustration of a smiling young North American Indian woman with braids, headband, and feather on the right side and a photograph of a large red delicious apple under the yellow lettering on the left. "Contents one bushel. Produce of U.S.A." Ephemera
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    [Tom Elliott place 1 mi. north of Brewster horse ranch]
    Creation Date: 1913
    Catalog ID: 2017.2.147
    Call Number: PHOTO-A/ 2017.2.147
    Oversize black and white photograph taken in 1913 near Brewster, Okanogan County, WA. The image shows several people on either side of an apple tree. To the left a man in a hat stands next to a black and white pony. A woman sits on a dark horse next to him wearing a straw hat with a dark band, a light colored coat and dark skirt. A dog is visible lying under the apple tree. To the right a man in a long coat and dark hat looks out from behind the tree. Another man stands sideways next to him holding some branches of the tree. Two additional men pose on the far right. A caption on the reverse of the image reads "Tom Elliott place 1 mi. north of Brewster horse ranch. From left to right. Tom Elliott, Mrs. Elliott on Dot, Vet. from Blaine on the Canadian border to give the horses the Malene test for glanders before shipping into Canada Calgary. Owen Minton, Hoke Smith, Charlie Pierce, 1913". Edward Nolan collection
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    [Potholder for Cascade Elementary PTA]
    Creation Date: 2000-2013
    Catalog ID: 2014.6.6
    Near round potholder in shape of apple advertises Cascade Elementary PTA in Marysville, WA, 2000-2013. Made of yellow fabric with a hand sewn blue binding that includes a loop at top. On top side, center of potholder, is a blue, painted illustration of paw print. Hand lettered in blue paint, vertically, to the left of paw print is: cougars. Hand lettered in blue paint, encircling illustration: Cascade Elementary P.T.A 7.4.5. Hand lettered on back in blue paint: Marysville, WA.
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    Hunter Brand, Mountain Grown [Apples]
    Creation Date: ca. 1935
    Catalog ID: 2017.88.22
    Call Number: EPH/634.11/W442m/1935
    One label (col. ill., 22 x 26 cm.) for Hunter Brand apples from Welch Apples, Inc., Wenatchee, WA, in 1935. A brown and white hunting dog, right paw raised, is standing in front of an orchard with mountains in the background. There is a large red delicious apple on a stem with leaves in the right corner of the label. Yellow lettering against red with green trees, a blue river, and snow-covered peaks in the background. Brown border with blue edging.
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    Christening the First Oriental Limited Thru the New 8 Mile Cascade Tunnel
    Creation Date: Jan. 12, 1929
    Catalog ID: C1984.67.2
    Photograph shows a locomotive stopped on the tracks in the snow. Six young women are waving and throwing streamers, dressed in winter coats that reach mid-calf, hats, and low boots. A smiling man in an engineer's cap is leaning out of the door to the locomotive. The locomotive has the words Great Northern in a medallion on the front, and the number 5003. The caption indicates that this is the inaugural run of the Oriental Limited through the new Cascade Tunnel in Chelan County, being christened by the Wenatchee Apple Blossom Queen
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    " Upper Wenatchee Valley"
    Creation Date: 1907
    Catalog ID: 1994.4.76
    Call Number: EPH 979.759 L487u 1907
    booklet, titled: " Upper Wenatchee Valley, The farther up the valley you go, the bigger and redder the apples grow," published by the Leavenworth Echo, 62 pages, dated 1907; photographs by J. D. Wheeler; color illustration on front cover shows scenic view of river valley framed with decorative border of apple trees. Photograph and brief biographical information related to African American resident and successful farmer, Mrs. Mary Posey included on pages 46-47. Includes testimonials from other successful farmers.
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    [Miniature building for a Moravian Christmas putz]
    Creation Date: ca. 1915-1930
    Catalog ID: 2013.167.11
    Miniature building from a Moravian Christmas putz , ca. 1915-1930; made by Roland Borhek and Bud Borhek. Made of thin pieces of wood (apple crate wood). Building in shape of chicken coop. Building is low and painted white. On the front, there are short raised legs so building sits at an angle. Building has long, low slanting roof with three red chimney like forms along top. Three windows at front are covered with screen wiring. A small gray ledge runs the length of the window. .
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    "Porter-Walton's seed and nursery book: every seed a sturdy plant...."
    Creation Date: 1920
    Catalog ID: 1999.34.148
    Call Number: EPH/635.9/P833p/1921
    commercial nursery horticultural catalog, "Porter-Walton's seed and nursery book: every seed a sturdy plant...." describes varieties of flower, vegetable seed, fruit trees, poultry and other supplies, 96 pages, illustrations, tables; includes order sheet, index and list of wholesale prices, Porter-Walton Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1920-1921; color illustration on front cover depicts onion seed farm and color illustration on back cover depicts Jonathan apple orchard. Espy Collection. Ephemera.