|Title||Children looking through window of Magnolia Branch Library, Seattle, 1943 |
|Caption||Housed in an abandoned tavern, the Magnolia Bluff Station opened its doors on April 1, 1943. Though small, with only 3, 200 books, the first public library in the Magnolia neighborhood proved quite popular with patrons who no longer had to travel to Ballard or Queen Anne to check out and return library materials. Three librarians, each working one day a week, managed the collections and provided children's story time that drew crowds of up to 100 patrons. The library operated out of this building until June 1945 to a newly constructed space at 3414 W McGraw Street. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Children waiting for opening of new Magnolia library.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Magnolia branch.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 4, 1943.
|Subjects||Public libraries--Washington (State)--Seattle; Bookcases--Washington (State)--Seattle; Books--Washington (State)--Seattle; Children--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Magnolia (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11222 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |