Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Magnus Typewriter, 1959

Magnus Typewriter, 1300 block, Second Ave
, Seattle (Image from the Seattle Municipal Archives)
Seen above is a City of Seattle employee interviewing a pedestrian, in front of Magnus Typewriter. Notice the posters for Olympia portables and the new Smith-Corona Galaxie. In front of the window is an Olympia demonstrator (mounted on a pole). This photo was taken around the time that Seattle began using electric crosswalk lights, saying either "walk" or "wait"


  1. Great photo, and it's also interesting to learn when Seattle implemented its crosswalk lights!

  2. I really like those old photos. The Olympia poster stands out, but I could not see the Galaxie.