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Cornerspotter: Seattle City Light Parade Float Parking Spot

Cornerspotter is the Curbed Seattle feature in which we show you a historical photo taken somewhere in the city and you identify the location. Impress fellow Curbed readers with your knowledge by leaving guesses in the comments or send them to our tipline: seattle@curbed.com. We'll post the answer on Friday. And hey: no cheating!


Image: Wikimedia

What you're looking at is a Seattle City Light parade float in 1938. The "Mothers on a sit-down strike" float appears to be in mock protest of Seattle mothers' desire to have a an electric range in their home. Driving home the fact that this is a different era as much as possible, it seems as though the "mothers" are actually fathers. As for the spot where they're parked, you're pretty likely to be standing there waiting for Seattle's great bands of tomorrow to play their latest set. Got a guess for where you are? Let us know.