Friday, September 25, 2009

Image of the Day

."Ivar's Chowder. Worth surfacing for 75¢ a cup."

Sticking with the NW history theme this morning – the photo above shows one of several Ivar's billboards recently pulled out of Puget Sound. Owner/proprietor/Seattle legend Ivar Haglund had the signs anchored under Elliott Bay in the mid-1950s, with the idea that people would soon be commuting around the Sound in personal submarines.

[ via The Seattle Times ]


Update, 11/13/09:

Noooooo! It's a hoax! The thing is, Ivar was such a nut, it seemed like something he would do.


Dottie said...

I was convinced this was a clever marketing move. No?

JMW said...

Great photo -- and unbelievable reason for having them down there! That dude must have been bummed by the future.