|Title||Reinstalling Seattle totem pole in Pioneer Square, Seattle, July 24, 1940 |
|Caption||Crewmen maneuver a new totem pole into place in Pioneer Square in preparation for its dedication during the week-long Potlatch celebration. The fifty-six-foot tall totem replaces the previous totem that burned the year before after standing for forty-three years. Tlingit Indians on the coast of southeastern Alaska carved this exact replica of the old totem that features Yalth, the raven with a herring in its beak, the bear, the frog, and the whale. Congressman Warren G. Magnuson was scheduled to give the official dedication speech for the ceremony that took place on July 27, 1940 after being postponed a day due to rain. Other culminating Potlatch celebration events included a two-mile-long parade, a children's pet parade, the Japan Folk Arts Society annual folk dance, fireworks, and two all-day picnic and sporting events in the Rainier district and West Seattle. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, TOTEM POLE.|
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: July 27, 1940.
|Subjects||Totem poles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Conservation & restoration--Washington (State)--Seattle; Hoisting machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicles--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; Office buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12685.1 |
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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. |