|Title||Hula hoop champion Janet Davis, Seattle, October 4, 1958 |
|Photographer||Webber, Phil H.|
|Caption||In 1958, children, teenagers, and a fair number of adults mastered the latest American fad, the Hula Hoop. In Seattle, Frederick & Nelson held Hula Hoop contests for children ages five to fifteen. During three days in early October, more than 700 boys and girls crowded the department store's usually-quiet Tea Room to compete for prizes. Winners received Frederick & Nelson gift certificates.|
This October 4, 1958, photo shows seven-year-old Janet Davis of Medina, winner of the five-to-seven-year-old Hula Hoop competition at Frederick & Nelson. She twirls four of the brightly-colored plastic hoops around her waist and one around her right arm.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: HULA HOOP CONTEST, Sponsored by Frederick and Nelson, Seattle.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 5, 1958.
|Subjects||Toys--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle; Department stores--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Davis, Janet |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4352.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |