|Title||Car crushed by fallen brick outside Busy Bee Cafe after earthquake, Seattle, April 1949 |
|Caption||The Busy Bee Cafe was in the rear of the Hotel Seattle, on Second Avenue between James Street and Yesler Way. During the April 1949 earthquake, the owner of the cafe barred the doors to keep panicking patrons from rushing outside. Seconds later, the building's cornice crashed to the sidewalk, crushing several cars on Second Avenue.|
This photo shows people standing outside the Busy Bee Cafe looking at the crushed cars and fallen brick on Second Avenue. The brick fell from the top of the Hotel Seattle after the April 13, 1949 earthquake, which registered 7.1 on the Richter Scale. The man at far right has a bandaged face.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Busy Bee Cafe.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Earthquakes - Seattle.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 21, 1949.
|Subjects||Earthquakes--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Automobiles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI22350 |
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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 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. |