|Title||State of Washington automobile testing station, Seattle, 1939 |
|Caption||In 1937, due to an increase in the number of drivers and the demand for safer roads, the state legislature enacted a highway code. Among the measures was a periodic safety inspection of vehicles, with violators being fined or arrested. |
In this photo, automobiles line up to be inspected at the State of Washington Department of Highway Safety Station. On the left, the Official Headlight Adjusting Station can be seen.
|Notes||The location of this testing station is listed as 615 Boren Avenue North in the Seattle City Directory. |
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Auto testing station.
Caption information source: HistoryLink.org, 1937 Highway Code.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): June 25, 1939.
|Subjects||Automobilies--Washington (State)--Seattle; Vehicle maintenance & repair--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7326.3 |
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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 negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS5, JPEG quality measurement 5. |