|Title||Seaplane on Lake Union during Golden Potlatch, Seattle, July 1914 |
|Photographer||Nowell, Frank H. |
|Caption||The Golden Potlatch was a city-wide festival held in July, organized by civic boosters hoping to capitalize on the success of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The first Golden Potlatch opened in July 1911; the event continued for each of the next three summers before being suspended during wartime. The name reflects the importance of the Klondike gold rush to Seattle and borrows a Chinook jargon term for a gift-giving ceremony. The boosters also used Chinook jargon to call themselves the Tillikums (friend) of Elttaes, (Seattle spelled backward). Thousands of people enjoyed the week-long carnival of parades, aircraft demonstrations and concerts.|
In this photo, a crowd surrounds the seaplane "Tilikum" on the shores of Lake Union for a christening ceremony. Aviator Silas Christofferson thrilled spectators by flying the "Tilikum" to demonstrate air warfare, dropping flour bombs over downtown Seattle.
|Notes||Embossed on front of print: Frank H. Nowell, U.S.A.|
Photo from album with "Tillikums of Elttaes" embossed on the cover.
Caption information source: The Seattle Daily Times, July 15, 1914, p. 2 and July 19, 1914, p. 1.
|Subjects||Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle; Potlatch (Festival) (1914: Seattle, Wash.); Rites & ceremonies--Washington (State)--Seattle; Seaplanes--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||Union, Lake (Wash.); United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2011.79.2.20 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Potlatch Photograph Albums, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Potlatch Photograph Albums |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 9 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||13746 |