|Title||Romany 'gypsies' arrested by Seattle police, March 26, 1937 |
|Caption||Though they hadn't violated any laws and three of the nine were just babies, this group of Romany were arrested for belonging to a traditionally nomadic ethnic group, then known as "gypsies." A detective explained that the arrest policy was a shortcut to preventing a lot of shoplifting, money "blessing, " and fortune-telling, crimes stereotypically associated with members of this ethnic group. Nowadays, this strategy of preemptive arrest could be considered racial profiling. |
|Notes||Romanies also known as Gipsies, Gitanos, Gypsies, Kalderash, Manush, Roma (People), Romani, and Sinti [note from the Library of Congress Authority File].|
Handwritten on image: Gypsies at Police Station.
Handwritten on sleeve: GYPSIES, at Seattle police station.
Caption information source: PI research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 1, 1937.
|Subjects||Romanies--Capture & imprisonment--Washington (State)--Seattle; Immigrants--Washington (State)--Seattle; Families--Washington (State)--Seattle; Law enforcement--Washington (State)--Seattle; Interiors--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.3821.1 |
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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 nitrate 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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |