• Creator
  • Lee, James P.
  • Created Date
  • 1915
  • Description
  • In the late 19th and early 20th century, Seattle businesses and residents had to arrange with private haulers for their garbage collection. Refuse was taken to landfills or dumped offshore in Elliott Bay. It wasn't until 1911 that the city started collecting garbage from homes and businesses.In this photo, a Seattle city garbage worker empties a can of refuse into the back of a horsedrawn garbage wagon. By the early 1930s, the city had replace... more
    In the late 19th and early 20th century, Seattle businesses and residents had to arrange with private haulers for their garbage collection. Refuse was taken to landfills or dumped offshore in Elliott Bay. It wasn't until 1911 that the city started collecting garbage from homes and businesses.In this photo, a Seattle city garbage worker empties a can of refuse into the back of a horsedrawn garbage wagon. By the early 1930s, the city had replaced all of its horsedrawn wagons with motorized trucks. James P. Lee took this photograph for the Seattle Engineering Department in 1915. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle