|Title||Starting gate at Longacres Park, Renton, 1934 |
|Caption||Longacres Park racetrack was located in the Green River Valley near Renton, Washington. For many years, the river flooded regularly, damaging homes and farms. Curiously, the periodic flooding produced a soil that was excellent for horse racing tracks. The thoroughbreds that raced at Longacres set numerous speed records because the track itself gave them an advantage. This photo, taken in 1934, shows the horses leaving the starting gate. |
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Horse race.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Longacres - Race track - starting device.
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): August 14, 1934.
|Subjects||Racetracks (Horse racing)--Washington (State)--Renton; Horse racing--Washington (State)--Renton; Horses--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23478 |
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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 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made 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. |