|Title||Seattle Post-Intelligencer neon sign on display, Seattle, 1965 |
|Caption||The Seattle Post-Intelligencer began publishing in 1881. This large neon sign graced the headquarters at 6th and Pine from 1927 to 1949, when the newspaper moved to a new building. The shield-shaped sign is made out of painted sheet steel with neon tubing. "Main 2000" refers to the newspaper's telephone exchange name, a system used in the early years of telephone service combining letters and numbers to distinquish identical numbers in large communities. |
Here a man stands on a ladder next to the 8-foot sign. This sign was donated to the Museum of History & Industry in 2006.
|Notes||Sign in photo reads: Lighted June 2, 1927 Retired January 11, 1949. In service for 21 years...7 months...8 days. Made from Pattern No. 1 with raised block letters, crimped metal background, large bushings for the huge electrodes used in pioneer tubes. ZEON signs.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Post-Intelligencer, Sign, first neon.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 23, 1965.
|Subjects||Electric signs--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Newspaper publishing--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.11125 |
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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. |