|Title||Hydroplane Slo-Mo-Shun IV, Seattle, 1952 |
|Caption||One of the highlights of Seattle's annual summer festival, Seafair, is hydroplane racing. Hydroplanes are racing boats built to glide across the water instead of through it. One of the most popular is seen here, the Slo-Mo-Shun IV, which set speed records and brought enthusiasm for the sport to Seattle in the early 1950s. "Slo-Mo" is currently on display at the Museum of History & Industry. |
This photo shows crew members, dressed in white, looking over the craft moored near shore after its record-breaking run. Piloted by Stan Sayres, the hydroplane reached 178 m.p.h., shattering the world speed record on water.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Slo-Mo after record run 7-7-52.|
Handwritten on sleeve: SHIPS, "Slo-Mo-Shun IV" after record run.
Caption information source: HistoryLink.org, Essay 1465.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 7, 1952.
Lakes & ponds--Washington (State)--Seattle
Pit crews--Washington (State)--Seattle
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.14163 |
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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 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |