Discover images from local history on Pinterest

August 29, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 4 p.m. Aug. 29, 2012

Find iconic images from local history on the King County Archives’ Pinterest boards.

The agency launched several Pinterest boards containing dozens of photos to pique interest in a vast collection of documents and photos. Some photos in the collection have not been widely seen before by the public.

“Our agency has a huge number of items that document the history of our region,” acting county Archivist Janette Gomes said in a statement. “By putting these pieces of King County’s past on Pinterest, we’re opening our collection to a wider audience. We hope people will help us spread the word and share the items they find most interesting by re-pinning them.”

The collection on Pinterest contains more than 100 photos, including old maps, artwork and images from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. County archivists plan to continue to add to the Pinterest collection in the months ahead.

“We hope to spark people’s curiosity by showcasing some of the treasures residents can find in the King County Archives,” Gomes added.

Citizens can contact the archives for more information about the photos or purchase copies. Call 206-296-1538 or email archives@kingcounty.gov.

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