|Title||Seattle Public Library bookmobile, Seattle, 1947 |
|Caption||This brand new bookmobile began service on October 6, 1947, marking the reintroduction of Seattle Public Library's Mobile Branch. The Library's first bookmobile began service in May 1931, but lack of funding during the Great Depression forced its early retirement in August 1932. Initially library service to children was stressed with visits to communities and schools. Over 50 years later the bookmobile still serves those who cannot use a library facility but the emphasis has changed to nursing and retirement homes, childcare centers and homebound individuals. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: New Seattle library bookmobile.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Bookmobile.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 6, 1947.
|Subjects||Bookmobiles--American--Washington (State)--Seattle; Librarians--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11213.1 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |