|Title||Pigs in swimming race, Kirkland, August 2, 1947 |
|Caption||Kirkland, Washington's 1947 Water Carnival included the second annual swimming pig race. Some 5, 000 people jammed the waterfront to watch the contest, billed by festival staff members as "the Kentucky Derby of Seagoing Porkers." The winning pig swam the first 100 feet in 29 seconds flat. Swimming pig races were particularly popular during the early years of the festival.|
In this August 2, 1947 photo, taken at the Kirkland Water Carnival, three swimming pigs slide down their chutes to start the race. The Water Carnival was part of the city's Summer Festival.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Pig derby - Kirkland 8-2-1947|
Handwritten on sleeve: Kirkland, Wash., Water festival, 1947.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 6, 1947.
Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Kirkland
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Kirkland |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.4953.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film positive 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. |