|Title||Royal Brougham at a KOMO and NBC radio microphone, Seattle, 1946 |
|Caption||Royal Brougham, who spent 68 years at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as a sports writer and editor, commented upon his retirement that, "It has been a vacation with pay." Possessing ability in promoting as well as writing, he successfully raised funds for many causes associated with sports, children, and wartime causes. Portus Baxter, the former Seattle P-I editor, originally hired Brougham as a copy boy. Brougham kept Baxter on staff, at a wage of $5 a week, at the Seattle P-I after Baxter formally retired. In appreciation, Baxter left his estate of $300, 000 to Brougham who used most of it to establish a charitable foundation for children and young people. A devout Baptist, Brougham taught Sunday-school classes for forty years but, however, was tolerant of a wide variety of people. Accumulating numerous honors and accolades throughout the years, the Royal Brougham Pavilion at Seattle University and Royal Brougham Way, the street between Safeco Field and Seahawks Stadium, were both named after him. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Royal Brougham|
Handwritten on sleeve: P. I. Sports Editor Royal Brougham.
Caption information source: Seattle P-I.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): February 5, 1946.
|Subjects||Sportswriters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Radio broadcasting--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sound equipment & supplies--Washington (State)--Seattle; Radio stations--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Brougham, Royal |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.20087 |
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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 original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |