|Title||Hooverville in Interbay neighborhood, Seattle, 1938 |
|Caption||During the Great Depression of the 1930s, many unemployed and homeless people throughout the United States built shantytowns on vacant lots. The settlements were called Hoovervilles, after President Herbert Hoover whom many blamed for the depression. In Seattle, shantytowns grew in the waterfront areas south of downtown Seattle and north near Smith Cove, shown here. When the United States entered World War II, Hooverville residents had to move to make way for war construction. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Shanty Town - 15th W.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Interbay, Shacktown.
Document filed with image points out following landmarks: St. Margaret Catholic Church & School. Dr. HA Smith House & Clinic. Land fill garbage dump - always smoking. Interbay Grad School - closed ca. 1939 - last principal: Henry V. Mattern.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 11, 1938.
|Subjects||Shelters--Washington (State)--Seattle; Depressions--Washington (State)--Seattle; Railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Interbay (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.9684 |
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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 300 dpi TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, levels balanced, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |