|Title||Passengers boarding the ferry Kalakala at the waterfront in Seattle, 1951 |
|Caption||The ferry 'Kalakala' began service in 1935. Its streamlined design made it internationally famous and popular with visitors and residents alike. The ferry made six daily runs between Seattle and Bremerton, and made summer evening excursions around Puget Sound. Unfortunately, the ferry vibrated badly; it was difficult to handle and expensive to repair. Service ended in 1967, and the ferry ended up as a seafood processing plant in Alaska.|
br This photo shows commuters boarding the 'Kalakala' at the Seattle waterfront. The ferry's name means 'flying bird' in the trade language used by traders and Puget Sound native peoples.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, "Kalakala", commuters.|
Caption information source: MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): October 17, 1951.
|Subjects||Piers & wharves--Washington (State)--Seattle; Arrivals & departures--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crowds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Passengers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Kalakala (Ferry); Ferries--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.13625.2 |
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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; 120 roll film; 6 x 6 cm |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in width and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |