|Title||Fairgoers in silhouette at the Pavilion of Electric Power, Seattle World's Fair, May, 1962 |
|Photographer||Couch, Alden B. |
|Notes||PH Coll 1021.52 |
|Historical Notes||The Pavilion of Electric Power, sponsored by the electric utilities of Washington State, featured a 40-foot high dam as its backdrop. Three thousand gallons of water a minute, sweeping over six spillways, fell onto a twenty-two foot relief map of Washington State floating in a pond below; the map featured the state's major cities, sixty present and proposed dams, and the electrical transmission system of the region. The exhibit was built to showcase the hydro-electric potential of the state and to highlight innovative new methods for producing low-cost electricity.|
Alden B. Couch was the Sales Director of Puget Sound Power & Light Company, and oversaw the design and construction of the exhibit for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)--People; Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)--Buildings; Night photographs |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Exhibition buildings--Washington (State)--Seattle; Exhibitions--Washington (State)--Seattle; Electric utilities--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Seattle Photograph Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Alden B. Couch Photographs of the Seattle World's Fair. PH Coll 1021 |
|Object Type||Slide |
|Physical Description||Color; 35 mm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2011. |