|Title||Hydroplane Slo-Mo-Shun IV, Seattle, August 1954 |
|Caption||One of the highlights of Seattle's annual summer festival, Seafair, is hydroplane racing. Hydroplanes are racing boats built to glide across the water instead of through it. One of the most popular is seen here, the Slo-Mo-Shun IV, which set speed records and brought enthusiasm for the sport to Seattle in the early 1950s. "Slo-Mo" is currently on display at the Museum of History & Industry. |
This photo shows the Slo-Mo-Shun IV being lifted by a crane with two men on the bow at the Gold Cup race. The Gold Cup, the oldest national motorsport race, was held on Lake Washington from 1950 to 1954, with the Slo-Mo-Shun IV or its sister craft Slo-Mo-Shun V bringing home the trophy every year. In the 1954 race, Slo-Mo-Shun V, driven by Lou Fageol, won the race in three straight heats, with Slo-Mo-Shun IV coming in fourth.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, "Slo-Mo-Shun IV", Gold Cup, 1954.|
Caption information source: HistoryLink.org, Essay 10176.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): 1954.
|Subjects||Bodies of water--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.14174 |
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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 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film positive 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. |