Chicago: Advertising Department Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific R.R., (c.1925). 52576. Silver gelatin photograph [19 cm x 24 cm] / [7.5" x 9.5"] with the photographer's mark at the lower left. Typed title on the reverse with RR stamp. Nice contrasts. Matted and in a wooden frame [32 cm x 37 cm] / [12.5" x 14.5"]. Item #8334
View of the rear of a roadster as it travels beneath the Gateway Arch at Gallatin. Asahel Curtis (1874-1941) was born in Minnesota in 1874 and migrated to the Puget Sound area in 1888, at age 13. Asahel joined his brother, Edward S. Curtis, in his studio, 1895, learning photography and photo engraving. Edward sent Asahel to the Klondike in 1897 to photograph the gold rush. A dispute with Edward over proper credits on Asahel's lead to a break between the brothers. He began the Asahel Curtis Photo Company in 1920, which he operated until his death. Curtis was an avid climber and outdoors man, whose images of the Pacific Northwest are renowned.