Collection: Richards Studio Collection
(Unique: 5785) Date: 06-10-1938 Description: Charles H. Manley stands next to the hand carved, wooden advertising Indian, known as "Chief Skookum", that stood outside his shop in this photograph from June, 1938. Manley owned a tobacco store at 9th and Pacific for over 50 years. He saw the first horse-drawn streetcar run on Pacific Avenue in 1888. Chief Skookum was a reminder of an earlier time when a proper cigar store was required to have an Indian. The Indian was a symbol of Sir Walter Raleigh and the legend of his first smoke in this country with the Indians. Chief Skookum stood guard on Manley's corner for 58 years. He was sold in 1946 to Seattle collectors for $900. Manley himself died in 1947 at the age of 90.(T. Times 6/10/38, p.15; TNT 1/7/1979) Address:901-07 Pacific Ave. (Check the Buildings Index) Subjects:Manley, Charles H.; Skookum; Charles H. Manley Tobacconist/Cigar Store (Tacoma); Cigar store Indians--Tacoma; ; Rights: See Tacoma Public Library for specific rights and permissions.