|Title||Green Lake swimming beach, Seattle, 1953 |
|Caption||Starting in the 19th century, Seattle's Green Lake was a popular swimming destination. Area development and the lowering of the lake level caused the growth of floating algae which made swimming unpleasant. Between 1935 and 1937, the Seattle Parks Department dredged muck from the lake bottom, cleaned and graded the shoreline and sprayed the lake to get rid of the algae. |
This photo shows a crowd at the swimming area on the east side of the lake. People gather on the concrete steps leading down to the water and on a diving platform out on the water.
|Notes||Handwritten on negative: Hot weather E. Green Lk. 7-6-53.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, PARKS, Green Lake, Hot weather.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 8, 1953.
Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||Green Lake (Seattle, Wash.)|
United States—Washington (State)--Seattle
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.10178.1 |
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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. |