by Stephanie Horn | May 14th, 2010
… that the Washington State Digital Archives is a treasure trove of historical pictures? Thousands of scanned photos are available for anyone to download, free of charge. Just last week as I was thumbing through the collection, I came across this slightly unique photo below:
In the photo, Governor Rosellini is presenting a giant pickle to a gal representing National Pickle Week. National Pickle Week still exists and begins tomorrow, May 15, and ends the 25th. It first began in 1948 and runs 10 days rather than a typical 7 day week and is sponsored by Pickle Packers International. Hmmm, interesting but true! Geez, you never know what kinds of interesting facts and photos you can find in our digital archives. It’s worth giving it a try.