|Title||Woman's Century Club members in costume, Seattle, 1928 |
|Photographer||McBride & Anderson Photographers |
|Caption||A group of prominent Seattle women founded the Woman's Century Club in 1891. Club activities included the study of the arts and social issues, and members also lobbied for social justice. The club's 350 members campaigned to elect Seattle's first woman mayor, Bertha Landes, who was a former president of the organization. In this photo, club members appear to be role playing and are dressed in thematic costumes. |
|Notes||Born in 1863, Ella McBride began working in the photography field in 1909 when she managed the Edward Curtis Studio. She opened her own studio in 1917 with Wayne Albee. Albee moved to San Diego in 1925, and McBride continued to operate a studio in various Seattle locations. In 1932 she partnered with Richard Anderson; they continued to work together until she retired in 1954 due to her failing eyesight. She died in 1965 at the age of 102.|
This photograph was taken before the McBride-Anderson partnership began; it is not known which partner was the photographer.
Handwritten on sleeve: Century Club, 1928.
Caption information source: Woman's Century Club, HistoryLink.
|Subjects||Clubs--Washington (State)--Seattle; Costumes--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1974.5923.240 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||McBride & Anderson Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 5 x 7 in.; discolored orange |
|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. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||10504C |