|Title||Yesler cable car at Second and Yesler, Seattle, ca. 1912 |
|Date||ca. 1912 |
|Caption||The Yesler cable car route was the oldest in Seattle and the first such system in the Pacific Northwest. The cable car line opened in the fall of 1889. In 1912, the original steam engines that powered the moving underground cable were replaced by electric motors. The Yesler cable line ran until August 1940. The route more or less followed Yesler Way from downtown Seattle to Leschi, on Lake Washington.|
This photo, taken about 1912, shows the Yesler cable car on its way up the hill. Baseball fans heading to Dugdale Park for a game crowd the car.
|Notes||Signs in image: King Chong Co. Tailor. Oysters - [...] Cafe - Steaks & Chops. Wrigley's Spearmint Pepsin Gum. Paradise Cafe. Race! Races! Madison Park Track - General Admission 50 Cents - Aug. 15th to 19th - 2 Harness, 3 Running Races Daily. Turkey Red Cigarettes - It's the Blend. Davidson's Bar - Rainier Beer - Bohemian Style on Draught. Ask the Man Who Owns One - Packard Trucks - J.T. Keena & Co., Pike & Belmont. Marathon Bar - Pool & Billiard. Pekin Cafe. Royal Tailoring Co. Rainier Laundry. Modern Shoe Works. Gloves. Pool Room. Lexington Hotel.|
Typed on sleeve: Yesler Cable Car headed for Dugdales [sic] Park, located 12th and Yesler, loaded with ball fans, ca. 1912. Picture - 2nd Ave. S. and Yesler.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Cable railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--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||SHS758 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from copy print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |