|Title||Overcrowded classroom at Crown Hill School, Seattle, 1942 |
|Caption||On March 4, 1942, Seattle public school principals and members of the Parent Teacher Association kicked off their campaign for a school building levy. To help convince citizens to vote for the levy, Seattle Post-Intelligencer photographers took numerous photos of overcrowded classrooms and outmoded facilities. The newspaper attributed the growing population of school children to a rising birth rate and the influx of workers in war industries.|
In this photo, taken during the 1942 school levy campaign, students at Crown Hill School sit two to a desk in their reading class. Voters passed the levy by an almost two to one margin.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Crown Hill school crowded school.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Seattle - schools - Crown Hill (crowded classrooms).
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): March 9, 1942.
|Subjects||Classrooms--Washington (State)--Seattle; School children--Washington (State)--Seattle; School overcrowding--Washington (State)--Seattle; Schools--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Crown Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI25471 |
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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 safety film 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. |