|Title||Representative Albert Canwell the year after the Canwell hearings completed, Seattle, 1949 |
|Caption||In 1946, Albert Canwell ran successfully for a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives, promising to vote for no new taxes and to "do something about the Communists in Washington State." The Joint Fact-Finding Committee initiated its work in 1947, and completed its first two rounds of hearings in 1948. Canwell's work was a model for later anti-Communist crusades, including those of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy. In 1948, Albert Canwell lost his bid for re-election, and the fact-finding committee was quietly shut down by the Washington legislature. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Al Canwell.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Canwell, Al.
Caption information source: P-I exhibit.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): March 28, 1949.
|Subjects||Legislators--Washington (State)--Seattle; Flags--American--Washington (State)--Seattle; Anti-communism--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Canwell, Albert |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.20931 |
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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 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. |