|Title||Police captain George Kimball with Junior Safety Patrols, Seattle, August 1931 |
|Caption||Captain George W. Kimball organized the Junior Safety Patrol movement in Seattle which later spread throughout the United States. He served as director from 1928 to his death in 1961.|
The Beacon Hill Annex public school, originally built during World War I to accommodate the influx of people into Seattle, was closed in 1922 but re-opened in 1960. By 1963 it was large enough to become an independent school and was named Kimball Elementary School to honor Captain Kimball's contributions to children's safety.
In this photo, taken in the early days of his career in August 1931, Captain Kimball is shown in uniform with children who also appear to be in uniforms for their Junior Safety Patrol duties.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Sargent [sic] Geo Kimball.|
Caption information sources: Kimball Elementary School Website; Building for Learning, Seattle Public School Histories, 1862-2000.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 6, 1931.
|Subjects||Police--Washington (State)--Seattle; School safety patrols--Washington (State)--Seattle; Uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle; Residential streets--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Kimball, George W. |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5G.1352.1 |
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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 glass 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. |