|Title||Marcella Delfel, first woman in the Seattle Fire Department, Seattle, 1942 |
|Caption||Marcella Delfel was one firewoman among 581 firemen in the Seattle fire department. She was the first woman ever to join in the history of the department, even back to its volunteer days. She went to work as a clerk in the chief's office due to the shortage of male clerks who were being called into the armed forces.|
In this image, she tries on a fireman's coat and hat and makes her acquaintance with the old pumper Sacramento, in service in volunteer days from 1876-1889.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Marcella Delfel.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Delfel, Marcella, First woman in fire department.
Sign in image reads: Live to conquer.
Caption information source: PI research files; PI article.
Date photograph was published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: March 9, 1942.
|Subjects||Fire engines & equipment--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fire fighters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Women--Washington (State)--Seattle; Uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Delfel, Marcella |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.23239.1 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |