|Title||Mr. and Mrs. William H. Spencer at scene of Lake Washington Ship Canal drowning, Seattle, June 15, 1940 |
|Caption||On June 15, 1940, twelve-year old Billy Spencer tried to save a drowning friend (Franz Schubert, eleven) in the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The parents rushed to the scene as divers brought up the bodies. A fire department rescuer attempted to revive the boys but it was too late.|
The P-I rarely published photographs of grief-stricken parents. In this unpublished photograph, Mrs. and Mr. William H. Spencer are hovering over the body of their drowned son at the rescue scene.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Wm. H. Spencer - wife.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Spencer, William H. and wife; Son, Billy drowns.
Caption information source: P-I exhibit.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 16, 1940.
|Subjects||Families--Washington (State)--Seattle; Grief--Washington (State)--Seattle; Rescue work--Washington (State)--Seattle; Drowning victims--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bodies of water--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Taylor, William H.|
Taylor, Mrs. William H.
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.42510.3 |
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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 nitrate 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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |