|Title||Children under a table during an air raid drill at Hazel Valley Elementary School , Burien, 1958 |
|Caption||In May 1958, the Highline School District completed an air raid shelter at Hazel Valley Elementary School as part of a nationwide program, Operation Alert 1958. The basement cafeteria, shielded by concrete walls and earth, was intended to protect the school children from the effects of a nuclear bomb blast. Everything went smoothly, and the children returned to their classrooms after the "all clear" signal.|
This May 6, 1958, photo shows Hazel Valley Elementary School children huddling under a table during the school's first air raid drill. The image appeared in the following morning's Seattle Post-Intelligencer with the title "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bomb?"
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: DEFENSE, Seattle, air raid drill, Hazel Valley School in Burien.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 6, 1958.
|Subjects||School children--Washington (State)--Burien; Air raid drills--Washington (State)--Burien; Tables--Washington (State)--Burien; Stools--Washington (State)--Burien; Air raid shelters--Washington (State)--Burien; Schools--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Burien |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.2106.1 |
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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. |