|Title||Henry and Bertha K. Landes |
|Date||ca. 1935 |
|Notes||Handwritten on verso of image: Henry and Bertha K. Landes|
Filed in Portraits--Landes, Bertha
|Contextual Notes||Bertha Knight Landes (1868-1943) was elected mayor of Seattle in 1926, becoming the first woman to lead a major American city. She ran on a platform of "municipal housekeeping" vowing to clean up city government. She advocated municipal ownership of utilities such as City Light and street railways. Her single term ended in 1928, but she remained a civic leader and role model for women. She was a devoted wife to Henry Landes, a University of Washington professor of geology and mother of three children. She saw the community as an extension of the home and played leadership roles in several women's organizations. She saw her career as duty and service rather than an opportunity for fulfillment of her own ambition. She justified her political activities as being within the context of a woman's proper place.|
From 1933 to 1936, Dean and Bertha Landes led University of Washington-sponsored student study groups to the Far East.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Landes, Bertha Knight, 1868-1943; Women mayors--Washington (State)--Seattle; Landes, Henry, 1867-1936; College teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Geologists--Washington (State)--Seattle; Portraits, Group |
|Digital Collection||Portraits Collection|
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|Negative Number||UW7334 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Portraits Collection |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 6 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2003 |