Fort Vancouver Tapestry

42. Prune Queen

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Sponsored by: Merril & Doris Firestone
Harold & Jean Firestone
Vancouver was world-renowned for prune production and heralded itself ‘The Prune Capital of the World’. The portrait in this panel shows Fay Vance, the 1919 Prune Queen.

We found a photo of the local Elks Club members, very nattily dressed in shirts, ties, hats, socks, and garters -- but no pants!  They wore barrels that said "Full of Prunes!"  How could we resist?