|Title||Ivar Haglund with pancakes in the street, Seattle, 1947 |
|Photographer||Miller, John M. (Hack)|
|Caption||A messy syrup spill on Alaskan Way provided the perfect opportunity for Ivar Haglund to create a corny scene. As a tank car was being loaded, a coupling broke, and the high pressure sent thousands of gallons of sticky corn syrup onto the ground. Ivar donned his hip boots, grabbed a stack of hot cakes from his restaurant and rushed across the street in time to pose for the photographer, John M. "Hack" Miller. As the reporter noted, "What he puts on his customers' hot cakes from now on is anybody's guess."|
The spill occurred at Alaskan Way and Columbia St. The Corn Products Refining Company uses the glucose for candy and syrups. The congealing mess had to be heated with steam so the clean-up crew could scoop it up with coal shovels and dump it into barrels.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Ivar Haglund.|
Caption information source: P-I exhibit.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: February 7, 1947.
|Subjects||Business people--Washington (State)--Seattle; Pancakes & waffles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Accidents--Washington (State)--Seattle; Trucks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Food industry--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Haglund, Ivar, 1905- |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.27280 |
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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. |