Amzie D. Browning Papers and Photographs

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Amzie D. Browning Papers and Photographs

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8 boxes
(1.2 cubic feet)

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(1901-1972)

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Amzie D. Browning was born in Kent, WA, and moved to Tacoma in 1901. (1) He lived in Tacoma for 70 years, during which he was the owner and operator of Sharpe Sign Co. and was an oil and watercolor painter. (2) Many of his paintings were exhibited in Northwest shows. He also worked as a telegraph operator for the Northern Pacific Railway in 1909. (2) He took photographs documenting life in South Tacoma. Browning was a member of the Signwriters Union 403, Northwest Amateur Movie Council, and Morse Telegraph Club, and for 50 years, he was a member of the Tacoma Elks Lodge.(2) He married Beulah C. Kirt on September 15 1946. (3) Browning passed away on December 13, 1972.(4)

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Includes print photographs and glass plate negatives taken by Browning. Also included is documentation related to Browning's Sharpe Sign Co. and correspondence.

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