|Title||Groundbreaking ceremony for the Pavilion of Electric Power, Seattle World's Fair, November 8, 1961 |
|Notes||From left: Jack McCarthy, secretary-treasurer of the Washington Public Utility District Association; Alden B. Couch, Puget Sound Power & light Company executive and exhibit president; and Seattle World's Fair manager Ewen C. Dingwall.|
A model of the exhibit is featured at left, and the base of the Space Needle can be seen in the background.
|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 of producing low-cost electricity. |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)--Facilities; Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)--People; Ground breaking ceremonies--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Pavilion of Electric Power (Seattle, Wash.); Space Needle (Seattle, Wash.) |
|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||Puget Sound Power and Light Company Collection. PH Coll 269 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Physical Description||Silver gelatin; b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker at 120 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x512 ppi. 2011. |