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June 2, 2014 at 4:46 PM

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Pete Liddell Seattle Times photographer from 1966-1992


PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The United States flag is carried in a Bellevue street Oct. 16, 1969, during a march by about 750 persons. The march, monitored by police officers, was peaceful.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

This starkly dramatic picture shows Stokely Carmichael, stormy advocate of Black Power, addressing a crowd in Garfield High School April 19, 1967. Pete Liddell won the Cowles Cup, the annual award for best overall entry in the Washington-Oregon Associated Press Photo Contest, for this photo.



PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Gov. John Spellman wasn't just blowing smoke as he answered 33 phone-in questions during a two-hour radio show Nov. 5, 1983.



PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle firefighters and store personnel push thousands of gallons of water that escaped from a ceiling sprinkler system at Northgate Mall, and were desperately trying to keep it from doing further damage to merchandise and floors Dec. 21, 1990. Pushbrooms and anything else available was used to direct the water toward suction pumps operated by the firefighters.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Judge Charles Johnson presides over the third Wah Mee Trial on Monday, April 1, 1985.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Vice President Hubert Humphrey chats with a member of the Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Team at Boeing Field on Sept. 29, 1968. About 300 to 400 people greeted Humphrey, who was an hour late.



PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The faces of Boeing's Supersonic Transport Division, left, are somber as Lowell P. Mickelwait, Boeing vice president, discusses Senate rejection of SST funds March 25, 1971. Mickelwait, speaking in Boeing's Developmental Center, which contains the SST mockup, told them 4,500 employes would be laid off "as soon as is practicable." Another 2,500, he said, will be laid off later.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Outside the Wah Mee Club on April 24, 1985.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Onlookers gather on South King Street to watch police investigate the Wah Mee crime scene in Maynard Alley on Feb. 18, 1983.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The University of Washington crew's five shells rowed off into the hazy afternoon sun yesterday as the oarsmen opened for the season Oct. 3, 1970.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

The Beth Adriel Christian community tries to live a religious life like the Mennonites and Amish while eking out an existence on a long-idle, 40-acre farm near Eatonville. Life is primitive and simple as community members rebuild farm buildings, tend animals, plow the land and pray. Stefan Christopher, the preacher, drove a tractor in a muddy road while Ron Pen well stood by March 5, 1977.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Boys stand on a hillside stairway, pitching snowballs at traffic at Northeast 95th Street and Lake City Way Northeast on Feb. 1, 1989.



PETE LIDDELL/ THE SEATTLE TIMES

A miniature lake at Pike Place and Virginia Street invites athletic types to leap, while the cautious walk around, on April 1, 1988.



PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Demolition of the Old Armory at Western Avenue and Lenora Street begins March 9, 1968. The structure was one of the city's eyesores since it was damaged heavily by fire Jan. 7, 1962. The city plans to purchase the site for $206,000 and later sell it for inclusion in the Pike Plaza project.

PETE LIDDELL / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Duncan Eader, project engineer for the nearly-completed King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, looks out the circular opening for the 10-meter diving platform on Jan. 14, 1990. The $18 million facility, scheduled to open in April, will be the site for the Goodwill Games aquatic events.

COURTESY OF LORRAINE LEDBETTER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Pete Liddell bent the brass that forms the structure of an 8-foot-wide dragonfly in "Gossamer," one of many projects on which he collaborated with his wife, sculptor Lorrainne Ledbetter. The piece, which features an array of semi-precious stones, is still a work in progress.

COURTESY OF THE FAMILY / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Left to right, wife Lorraine Ledbetter, Mr. Liddell's daughter Ann Fasano, Peter Liddell, and son-in-law Mark Fasano, on a trip the Fasano family made to see Mr. Liddell and Ledbetter in France, 2012.

GREG GILBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Pete Liddell, 1971.


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