|Title||Swimmers at Green Lake, Seattle, June 1937 |
|Caption||Starting in the 19th century, Seattle's Green Lake was a popular swimming destination. Area development and the lowering of the lake level caused the growth of floating algae which made swimming unpleasant. Between 1935 and 1937, the Seattle Parks Department dredged muck from the lake bottom, cleaned and graded the shoreline and sprayed the lake to get rid of the algae. The department hired unemployed people to do the work under the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA).|
This June 1937 photo was taken after the cleaning of Green Lake and the renovation of the beaches. Swimmers enjoy the water while others watch from the lawn and beach.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: W. Green Lake beach.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Seattle - parks - Green Lake (beach).
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): June 17, 1937.
|Subjects||Swimming--Washington (State)--Seattle; Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Beaches--Washington (State)--Seattle; Landing floats--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)
Green Lake (King County, Wash. : Lake)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI24649 |
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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. |