Parker McAllister was a staff illustrator at the Seattle Times for 30 years, working from 1924-1965. He was born in Massachusetts in 1903, and died in Arizona in 1970. This drawing is one of the first he did for the Times, maybe the first, not quite sure about that. McAllister painted more than 1,000 covers for the weekly Seattle Times Magazine, mostly concentrating in the later years, after World War II, on historical scenes. At that time, the Seattle Daily Times was one of the first papers to employ regular color sections and covers. These were done in four-color process, with McAllister preparing his own plates from photographs he would take at various locations around the state of Washington. These images were combined with content from staff writer Lucile McDonald, who was a groundbreaking journalist/historian. She wrote 20 or more books, but a good one to start with is her own story. The reproductions of McAllister watercolors and oils were meant to highlight Washington on the 100th anniversary of becoming a territory. Eventually, the series was called "100 Years Ago" and grew to cover nearly every square inch of the State, with some being combined into a book called "Washington's Yesterdays". More to come on McAllister's artwork. He was a master and deserves greater recognition.