|Title||Sailor climbing lamppost on V-J Day, Seattle, August 14, 1945 |
|Caption||Just after midnight on August 14, 1945, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer hit the streets with the news that the Japanese would accept the allied peace terms. As sirens announced the end of World War II, merrymakers in a "rooting, tooting, honking mass" spilled onto the streets of downtown Seattle. Civilians and servicemen, including several Navy men from Bremerton, came together in a joyous and uninhibited crowd. One sailor leaped onto a lamppost and waved as the photographer caught the moment. Many years later, O.F. "Ole" Scarpelli, Sergeant-at-Arms for the State Legislature, identified himself as that sailor, claiming he was "just showing off" on that remarkable day. |
|Notes||Signs in image: Clothiers. Foreman & Clark. Originators of [...ade] Upstairs and Save $10. Prescriptions.|
Handwritten on sleeve: World War II - Seattle - V-J Day.
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 15, 1945.
|Subjects||Victory celebrations--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sailors--Washington (State)--Seattle; Military personnel--Washington (State)--Seattle; Victory sign--Washington (State)--Seattle; Business districts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Commercial streets--Washington (State)--Seattle; World War, 1939-1945 |
|Personal Names||Scarpelli, O.F. ("Ole") |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI28297 |
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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 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in.; dichroic fog |
|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. |