This collection contains 35mm color transparencies (slides) and color stereo transparencies (3D slides) of Richards Studio photography from roughly the 1950s through the 1960s. These materials document Daffodil parades, local weddings, the local plywood and chemical industries, along with other commercial photographic work in the South Sound area.
Tillicum Tacoma Summerland float in the 1956 Daffodil Parade on Pacific Avenue. People wave in swimming suits and baseball caps with North Pacific Plywood Inc. building and water tower in the background.
Morton Loggers Jubilee float at the 1956 Daffodil Parade on Pacific Avenue with North Pacific Plywood Inc. building and water tower in the background.. The float appears to be a flatbed vehicle covered in daffodils and green crepe paper and is carrying a large log.
Float for the Pease & Sons Appliance Center. The float behind this is carrying an accordion, guitar and piano player and what looks like a man behind a camera wearing headphones broadcasting the event. The second float has signs reading "Gospel" and "Western Aires."
Float for Tacoma Public Utilities with Daffodil Queen and other participants at the 1954 Daffodil Parade. A Macy's building with a Coca-Cola painted sign can be seen in the background along with a crowd on the roof of The Music Shop and a Jeweler with an obscured name.
Float for Tacoma Public Utilities with participants in dresses riding flanked by people in white suits and hats at the 1954 Daffodil Parade. Buildings with signage for BPOE and Moreland Ford Cars can be seen in the distance.