|Title||Air show on opening day of Sea-Tac Airport, Bow Lake, July 9, 1949 |
|Caption||In 1942, construction started on a new international airport between Seattle and Tacoma. The new airport, dubbed Sea-Tac, was formally dedicated on July 9, 1949. The airport cost $11 million and opened free of debt. United Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Pan American World Airways and Western Airlines started their regular passenger service at Sea-Tac on the day of the dedication. Port of Seattle officials estimated that 30, 000 people came on opening day to tour the new airport and inspect several planes. |
|Notes||Lettering on building reads: Seattle-Tacoma Airport.|
Handwritten on image: Sea-Tac airport opening, 7-9-49.
Handwritten on sleeve: Airports - Seattle-Tacoma (Opening day).
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 15, 1949.
|Subjects||Air shows--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airplanes--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Airports--Washington (State)--SeaTac; Seattle-Tacoma International Airport |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--SeaTac |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI20338 |
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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 print made 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. |