|Title||John Glenn on the monorail at the World's Fair, Seattle, 1962 |
|Caption||Colonel John Glenn visited the World's Fair on May 10, 1962. He came to Seattle to help Vice-President Lyndon Johnson dedicate the NASA exhibit and to participate in a national conference on the peaceful uses of space.|
The astronaut rode the Monorail to the fair. When offered a chance to take over the controls of the train, he politely declined.
|Notes||John Glenn also known as John Herschel Glenn.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Glenn, John, Col.; monorail.
Caption information from The Seattle Times, May 19, 1962.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): May 10, 1962.
|Subjects||Astronauts--Washington (State)--Seattle; Monorail railroads--Washington (State)--Seattle; Railroad employees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.) |
|Personal Names||Glenn, John, 1921- |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.26300.1 |
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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 acetate 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. |