By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
Asahel Curtis was a prolific photographer who captured numerous cultural and scenic aspects of Washington, Oregon and Alaska during his career spanning from the early 1890s until 1941.
Here is an inverse of the negative. Click on the image to enlarge.
The negative includes a catalog number of 41231 A. I suspect the scene shows either a bank or government building and was taken possibly in the early 1920s; judging by the clothing fashions.
This week I contacted the University of Washington, which has a large archive of Mr. Curtis’ photographs and were very quick to provide assistance. Unfortunately, they did not have the reference number from the negative on file and his catalog order is not consistent with year.
I am grateful for any help you can provide. Feel free to leave a comment with any leads.
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