|Title||North Bend before widening of Sunset Highway, before 1942 |
|Date||ca. 1940 |
|Caption||The opening of Lake Washington's first floating bridge in 1940 greatly increased the number of cars traveling between eastern and western Washington on the Sunset Highway. The narrow main street of North Bend, near Snoqualmie Pass, remained a bottleneck, however. State officials threatened to reroute the highway around North Bend if the town did not widen the street.|
This photo shows North Bend before the widening of the Sunset Highway.
|Notes||Signs in image: Lee Bros. Grocery - Fruits, Vegetables - Smoked Meats, Tourist Supplies. The Leader - 76 Gasoline. Texaco. Hamburger. Hotel. McGraths Cafe. Fountain Drugs. Bellinger's Bakery. North Bend Meat Market. Merry Christmas - Alt Heidelberg [...].|
Handwritten on negative: North Bend.
Handwritten on sleeve: NORTH BEND, Wash., Before widening of main drag.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date of photograph determined using a 1942 photograph (MOHAI image number 1986.5.5984.3) taken during the widening of Sunset Highway [cataloger's note].
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 15, 1942.
|Subjects||Automobiles--Washington (State)--North Bend|
Business districts--Washington (State)--North Bend
Commercial streets--Washington (State)--North Bend
Mountains--Washington (State)--North Bend
Grocery stores--Washington (State)--North Bend
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--North Bend |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5984.1 |
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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. |