If you mention “Torchlight Parade,” “Blue Angels” and “hydro races” anywhere near Seattle, people know that you’re talking about Seafair.
This year’s Torchlight Parade has come and gone, but the planes and hydroplanes are coming up this Seafair Weekend.
With the hydro races coming up this weekend, the State Archives is getting into the mood by providing these classic photos of Seafair hydro racing from around 1955.
To top it off, the Archives found this 1959 photo of Bob Hope serving as Honorary Grand Marshal of the 1959 Torchlight Parade. Standing behind Hope is Gov. Albert Rosellini.