|Title||Veteran's Administration hospital, Seattle, April 1951 |
|Caption||After World War II, a hospital was needed in metropolitan Seattle to serve the many veterans returning to the area. The City of Seattle deeded 44 acres of land, originally part of Jefferson Park in Beacon Hill, to the U.S. government for the project. Constructed from 1949 to 1951, the 325-bed Seattle Division Veterans' Hospital sits high on a hill with breath-taking views of downtown Seattle and the Puget Sound as well as mountain ranges to the north and west. |
Here, hospital staff pose for a portrait on a grassy hill in front of the completed building a week before the grand opening on April 15, 1951.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Hospitals, Veterans.|
Caption information sources: http://www.pugetsound.va.gov/about/history.asp and Seattle Historic Times, April 15, 1951, p. 33.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): April 9, 1951.
|Subjects||Nurses--Washington (State)--Seattle; Veterans Administration Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.); Veterans' hospitals--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle|
Beacon Hill (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.9555.1 |
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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. |