Photo of ‘Scoop’ missed at Everett’s Ivar’s

EVERETT — The refurbished Ivar’s Seafood Bar at 41st and Colby was packed.

At noon Wednesday, Geri Law, 76, of Edmonds, enjoyed some fish and chips while gazing up at a portrait of the late restaurateur Ivar Haglund with the old ferry Kalakala in the background.

The restaurant’s walls are lined with numerous historical photos, all having to do with the chain of restaurants started by Haglund in 1938 in Seattle.

Missing, however, is a picture especially dear to some Everett customers. A copy of the photo needs to be returned to the Everett Ivar’s restaurant, Law said.

In this posed black-and-white photo, the city’s favorite son and former presidential candidate, the late Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, is in his office in the nation’s capital. It’s 1960. Jackson shows off sample postal stamps honoring America’s seafood industry. The stamps feature a clam from the waters of Washington state.

“Jackson was our best senator,” Law said. “He should be honored here.”

Also in the picture, Jackson’s Democratic colleague from the state, Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, is opening a bag of clams sent to Washington, D.C., by Haglund. With them is Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, a Maine Republican, who lobbied to have the Maine sardine printed on the seafood industry postal stamp.

Released by Jackson’s office, the photo came with a caption that read something like this: Any stamp honoring America’s seafood industry should depict the clam, not the sardine, Magnuson and Jackson, stoutly maintained today. They urged Smith to amend her “sardine bill” to one exhorting the nation to “keep clam” instead. The Washington senators forwarded to Sen. Smith a telegram received from constituent Ivar Haglund, described as “an outspoken supporter of Puget Sound clams.”

The original photo is in the Henry M. Jackson Collection, University of Washington Libraries Special Collections Division.

Ivar’s hopes to get another copy for the Everett restaurant, said company spokeswoman Jamie Hinz.

“It may potentially resurface back at the Everett Seafood Bar in the future,” Hinz said.

Law and other loyal Ivar’s customers sure hope so.

The Everett seafood bar has operated on 41st Street for many years. It was closed in October for a month-long makeover.

Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

These little piggies stay home

Norman, who was spotted last week in Everett, is part of a trio kept as pets by the “pig whisperer.”

Cheering families welcome Kidd, Shoup after 6 months at sea

“I get back Daddy back today,” said one homemade sign at Naval Station Everett.

Stanwood man, 33, killed in crash near Marysville

Speed may have been a factor, the sheriff’s department said.

Street-legal ATVs approved for some roads near Sultan

Supporters foresee tourism benefits. Opponents are concerned about injury and pollution risks.

Jamie Copeland is a senior at Cedar Park Christian Schools’ Mountlake Terrace campus. She is a basketball player, ASB president, cheerleader and, of course, a Lion. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Cedar Park Christian senior stepping up to new challenges

Jamie Copeland’s academics include STEM studies, leadership, ASB activities, honor society.

Woman, 47, found dead in Marysville jail cell

She’d been in custody about four days after being arrested on warrants, police said.

County plans to sue to recoup costs from ballot drop-box law

A quarter-million dollars could be spent adding 19 ballot boxes in rural areas.

Marilyn Carter (left) is president and Barbara Callaghan is vice president of the AOK Club at Washington Oakes Retirement Community in Everett. Carter personally funds much of the supplies for the club’s annual candy wreath fundraiser so that all sales proceeds can go to local charities. It’s just one of the club’s year-round activities to support local nonprofits. (Melissa Slager / The Daily Herald)
Circles of kindness

Residents of an Everett retirement community create candy wreaths as fundraisers.

County to contribute $1.6M to Everett’s low-barrier housing

The plan appears on track for the council to transfer the land ahead of next month’s groundbreaking.

Most Read