|Title||Warren Avenue School students cleaning Chief Sealth statue, 1947 |
|Caption||In 1905, Seattle sculptor James A. Wehn applied for and eventually won the commission of a local improvement fund to design a fountain and statue at the corner of Denny Way, Cedar Street and Fifth Avenue. His copper statue of Chief Sealth (Chief Seattle) at Tilikum Place was unveiled on Founders Day, November 13, 1912 by the Chief's great-great-granddaughter Myrtle Loughery. Atop a pedestal with bear heads spouting streams of water, the Chief stands with arm raised in greeting to the first white settlers that landed at Alki Point in 1851.|
In this photo, students from the Warren Avenue School clean the Chief Sealth statue at 5th Avenue and Denny Way.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Chief, Warren Ave. school children cleaning up statue.|
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 29, 1947.
|Subjects||Children--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sculpture--Washington (State)--Seattle; Students--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Seattle, Chief, 1790-1866 |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7802.1 |
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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 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. |