Looking north on Queen Anne Ave to its intersection with Mercer Street with one jay-walker and an example of minimal advertising on the billboard left-of-center. The photo is dated November 15, 1938. At that moment my uncle Thorvald might have called my mother in Grand Forks, Dakota and heard over the line the cries of the Ted and Cherry Dorpat’s youngest of four sons. Then not yet three weeks old, and recently christened – by my dad – I was probably wanting something.

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