|Title||Golden Potlatch parade float, Seattle, July 1911 |
|Photographer||Nowell & Rognon |
|Caption||Seattle's first Golden Potlatch festival opened on July 17, 1911. The city-wide summer celebration was conceived by civic groups to celebrate the Klondike gold rush and capitalize on the success of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909. The week-long festival included concerts, parades, aircraft and boat demonstrations. Seattle's annual Seafair celebrations each July continue the Potlatch tradition.|
This parade float represents early settlers in the Northwest region. A couple dressed in costume stand in front of a replica of a tree stump house. Men in white hooded robes accompany the float and one man holds a pole with a sign reading "Old Pioneers Home 4".
|Notes||The photographer identification is based on the resemblance of the numbering system and handwriting to attributed photos in the collection.|
Caption information source: HistoryLink.org.
|Subjects||Floats (Parades)--Washington (State)--Seattle; Golden Potlatch Festival (1911: Seattle, Wash.); Horses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Parades & processions--Washington (State)--Seattle; Pioneers |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2011.79.1.8 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Potlatch Photograph Albums, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Potlatch Photograph Albums |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 7.5 x 9.5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |