|Title||Earl Bramble and Alfred Keogh with new sign, Issaquah, August 17, 1948 |
|Caption||The Sunset Highway ran east from Seattle through Snoqualmie Pass. The opening of the first Lake Washington floating bridge in 1940 greatly increased the amount of traffic on the route. After the highway was widened to four lanes in the late 1940s, it bypassed Issaquah, Washington, and motorists had a good deal of trouble finding the town at night. In August 1948, after an 18-month campaign, the town got permission from the highway department to put up a lighted sign. The department planned to erect similar signs near other bypassed towns.|
In this photo, Earl E. Bramble of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce (l.) and Issaquah council member Alfred Keogh (r.) look at the tall lighted sign on the Sunset Highway. Green letters and an amber arrow direct travelers from the highway to the town.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: 8-17-48. Issaquah road sign.|
Handwritten on sleeve: ISSAQUAH, Wash., Road sign.
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): August 20, 1948.
|Subjects||Traffic signs & signals--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Roads--Washington (State)--Issaquah; City council members--Washington (State)--Issaquah; Business people--Washington (State)--Issaquah |
|Personal Names||Bramble, Earl E.|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Issaquah |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4492 |
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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. |