|Title||City council meeting concerning public transit, Seattle, 1939 |
|Caption||Established in 1919, the city-owned Seattle Municipal Railway became poorly maintained and heavily endebted by the late 1930s. In 1939, the Seattle city council voted to accept a loan provided by a New Deal agency of the federal government to pay off debt and purchase trackless electric trolleys and motor coaches. By 1941, the last cable cars would be out of service.|
In this photo, council members sit at a large desk at the bottom of the photo. Facing them, behind a rail, is a large audience listening to the procedings in the council chambers.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: City Council St ry hearing.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, City Council, Transit system hearing.
Caption information source: www.historylink.org, essay 2229
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 20, 1939.
|Subjects||Audiences--Washington (State)--Seattle; City council members--Washington (State)--Seattle; Government officials--Washington (State)--Seattle; Meetings--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.8338.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |