|Title||Boys reading in stacks of Burien Public Library, Burien, 1961 |
|Caption||Burien, Washington's first public library opened its doors in 1938, during the Great Depression. Local residents contributed books, and the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) paid the librarian's salary. The librarian supplied her own desk and curtains and brought wood from home to heat the library. The Burien Library joined the King County Library System in 1946 and moved to its current site in 1970. In 1998, the library housed over 100, 000 books as well as videotapes, compact disks and other media.|
This 1961 photo shows two boys reading among the bookshelves in the library. At the time, the library was located at the corner of Fourth Avenue SW and SW 153rd Street.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: KING COUNTY, Wash., Children at Burien Public Library storytelling.|
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): July 26, 1961.
|Subjects||Public libraries--Washington (State)--Burien; Children--Washington (State)--Burien; Books--Washington (State)--Burien; Bookcases--Washington (State)--Burien |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Burien |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4798.15 |
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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. |