"Scenic West Seattle" tote bag, available for $20, exclusively at our Log House Museum.

A few ‘Scenic West Seattle’ bags are still available for purchase

December 27th, 2013

Here is your chance to own a piece of history and show off your West Seattle pride.

We have been fortunate to have in our collection four pieces of original billboard art donated to us by the family of local artist Leonard Hamshaw. These pieces date to 1928 and were intended to extol the virtues of living in the wonderful place that West Seattle was and still is today. We believe that they were never used, probably due to the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression, so this is previously unseen and unused artwork.

We have chosen his “Scenic West Seattle” image to be used on large, strong canvas bags that will happily hold all your groceries from any of our local food stores, lots of holiday presents as you travel to share in the festivities this holiday season or those bottles of wine and great books when you go to your next book club meeting. These tote bags also make great gifts in themselves.

The “Scenic West Seattle” image is used on the bags with the permission of Clear Channel Outdoor, the parent company of Foster & Kleiser, the firm commissioning the artwork in 1928. The bags have been produced in limited numbers by a West Seattle Junction merchant, Seattle Logo Pro.

They debuted at our 2013 Champagne Gala Lunch and are now on sale exclusively at our Log House Museum.

The cost for this piece of history? A mere $20. Stop in at the museum during open hours (noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday) and pick up your bag today!

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