|Title||Seattle Children's Home, Seattle, 1937 |
|Caption||In 1890 the Ladies' Relief Society, a group of Seattle women who worked for social causes, purchased property on Queen Anne Hill for a large orphanage. The city's explosive growth had also brought about a need for increased social services. The Seattle Children's Home opened in 1905 at Tenth Avenue W. and W. McGraw Street. The home accepted not only orphaned children, but also those whose parents were not able to provide for them. Many children stayed only a few months, and it was not unusual for more than 100 youngsters to live at the home during any single year. In 1932 the old building was replaced by a new fireproof brick structure, as seen in this photo. |
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Children's Home 9th & [...].|
Handwritten on sleeve: SEATTLE, Children's Home.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 13, 1937. Caption information from: Queen Anne, Community on the Hill.
|Subjects||Orphanages--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Queen Anne (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.7813.3 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |