|Title||Seattle transit campaign with local celebrities awarding a bus rider, Seattle, 1956 |
|Caption||Mrs. Harriett Petersen receives a flower on her lapel from Ice Capades skating star Sandy Culbertson as she boards the "no fare" Roosevelt bus. Skating star Joan MacInnes, at left, looks on as Stan Boreson, KING-TV star, greets happy riders with accordion music. The Seattle Transit System was introducing their 100 new "air ride" buses that cost $2, 100, 000. In addition to a free ride, flowers, and music, riders received other freebies including a copy of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, apples, magazines, and a pair of tickets to the Ice Capades. The free bus was scheduled to run for two weeks on various routes. |
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, TRANSIT SYSTEM, Fare boost.|
Caption information source: P-I research files.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: January 10, 1956.
|Subjects||Buses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Mass transit--Washington (State)--Seattle; Skaters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Entertainers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Accordions--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Boreson, Stan|
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.12785.1 |
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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. |