• Creator
  • Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941
  • Created Date
  • 1937
  • Description
  • Asahel Curtis, prominent Seattle photographer of the early twentieth century, was brother to famed photographer, Edward S. Curtis. Asahel Curtis was a founding member of the Mountaineers, a mountain-climbing group which also promoted the preservation of wilderness areas. Curtis was active in the affairs of the club for the first several years after its founding in 1906. His involvement in the Seattle-Tacoma Rainier National Park Committee (lat... more
    Asahel Curtis, prominent Seattle photographer of the early twentieth century, was brother to famed photographer, Edward S. Curtis. Asahel Curtis was a founding member of the Mountaineers, a mountain-climbing group which also promoted the preservation of wilderness areas. Curtis was active in the affairs of the club for the first several years after its founding in 1906. His involvement in the Seattle-Tacoma Rainier National Park Committee (later the Rainier National Park Advisory Board) strained his relations with the Mountaineers. The committee was formed by community business interests to take advantage of the park's tourism potential. Curtis, through the committee, sought to promote greater accessibility to the park by building roads to increase tourism. His opposition to the expansion of the Olympic National Park in the late 1930's as a representative of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the timber industry, led to a further deterioration of relations with the Mountaineers.The... less
  • Format
  • Text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2014