|Title||Jewish refugees on the ship 'Heian Maru' viewed close up while at the Great Northern dock in Seattle, July 1941 |
|Caption||Passengers eagerly await debarkation from the motor ship 'Heian Maru' of the Nippon Yusen Kaisya Line moored at the Great Northern Dock. The ship had been delayed at sea for two days after President Roosevelt declared a freeze on all Japanese assets in the U.S on July 26, 1941. All passengers left the ship in Seattle including 13 Seattle bound passengers and the 69 bound for Vancouver B.C. Many of the passengers were refugees from war-torn Europe.|
The young girl third from the right in this photo is Masha Bernstein Leon, who was 10 years old at the time. Her mother Velda Bernstein stands behind her. The woman to the left of the man with hat is Zofia Ehrlich and next to her is her daughter-in-law Ina Ehrlich.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, 'Heian Maru.'|
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 9, 1941.
|Subjects||Refugees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Emigration & immigration--Washington (State)--Seattle; Jews--Washington (State)--Seattle; Arrivals & departures--Washington (State)--Seattle; Ocean liners--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Leon, Masha Bernstein |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.13510.2 |
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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. |