JACK CARVER: AT THE BLOSSOMTIME PARADE

1995.1.45664October 8, 2011 – February 18, 2012

BEGINNING IN 1947, Bellingham hosted a spring celebration known as the Blossom Time Festival. The opulence and pageantry of Blossom Time’s main attraction, its Grand Parade, is difficult to describe in words. Luckily, Jack Carver, Bellingham Herald staff photographer, documented the event every May for 25 years. Jack Carver: At the Blossom Time Parade features a dozen photographs of the magnificent floats of the 1940s and 1950s. The background in the photos is often equally interesting with the scenes along the parade route revealing a Bellingham that is still recognizable, yet somehow different.