|Title||Spectators watching race at Longacres Park, Renton, 1949 |
|Caption||Seattle businessman Joe Gottstein opened Longacres Park racetrack near Renton, Washington, on August 3, 1933, in the depths of the Great Depression. The one-mile oval track, with its red and silver grandstand and its view of Mount Rainier was the work of architect B. Marcus Priteca. Longacres was designed and built in 28 days. It hosted thoroughbred horse racing until it closed in 1992.|
This 1949 photo shows Joe Gottstein and his wife, along with Mrs. M.J. Alhadeff, watching a race at Longacres from the balcony of the clubhouse.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Gottstein, Mrs. M.J. Alhadef [sic].|
Handwritten on sleeve: Longacres Race track - Opening Day - 1949, with Joseph Gottstein (& wife), Mrs. M.J. Alhadeff.
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): June 28, 1949.
|Subjects||Sports spectators--Washington (State)--Renton; Horse racing--Washington (State)--Renton; Racetracks (Horse racing)--Washington (State)--Renton; Binoculars--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Personal Names||Gottstein, Joseph|
Gottstein, Mrs. Joseph
Alhadeff, Mrs. Morris
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23523 |
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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. |