|Title||Post office at Kennydale, Washington, ca. 1919 |
|Date||ca. 1919 |
|Caption||In the mid-1910s, Kennydale was a small settlement on the Northern Pacific and the Columbia & Puget Sound Railroads, several miles north of Renton, Washington. It had a shingle mill, a barbershop and two general stores, one of which housed the post office. Kennydale had regular ferries across Lake Washington to Rainier Beach and Leschi.|
This photographic postcard, postmarked May 31, 1919, shows the Kennydale post office and general store. Ads promoting soft drinks, tobacco products and upcoming events fill the windows. The man standing in front of the building may be the store owner and postmaster.
|Notes||Written on verso: Message: Dear Will - How are you. Drop me a line to Seattle General Delivery. Am here for the day love to all.|
Original photographic print (postcard): ca. May 1919. Copied in 1998 by the Museum of History and Industry.
|Subjects||Post offices; Stores & shops; Men--Clothing & dress |
|Places||Kennydale (Renton, Wash.); Renton (Wash.) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1998.10.24 |
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|Credit Line||Postcard Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Postcard Collection |
|Physical Description||1 negative: safety film, b&w; 2.25 x 2.75 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |