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    Longshoremen Unloading the S.S. Maricopa at a Tacoma Dock
    Creation Date: Aug. 1917
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.36665
    Call Number: 1943.42.36665
    Black and white glass plate negative image of several longshoremen unloading the steamship S.S. Maricopa at the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway dock in Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, Aug. 1917. The image is taken from the dock. Some longshoremen wait on the dock with handcarts. Some, which are partially hidden behind other men, are downloading full sacks onto a small flat wheeled platform on tracks on the dock.
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    [logging railroad track near Lake Crescent]
    Creation Date: Jun. 6, 1919
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.38061
    Call Number: Curtis 38061 Album 164A p. 77
    photographic print in album, view of logging railroad track near Lake Crescent, Clallam County, Wa, Asahel Curtis, photographer, June 6, 1919. The railroad was constructed by the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to transport spruce logs to Fort Vancouver and other sites.
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    Glacier Peak
    Creation Date: Oct. 15, 1909
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.15868
    Call Number: Curtis 15768
    photographic print, Glacier Peak, from near the 7,000 foot level, looking across White Chuck, Asahel Curtis, photographer, Oct. 15, 1909.
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    Tacoma Stadium "The Awakening of Spring"
    Creation Date: Jun. 1915
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.32708
    Black and white, June 1915, glass slide distant image of a performance in Stadium Bowl, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, looking over the head of spectators onto the stadium floor where women in long, light colored gowns are walking in 7 large circles. Stadium High School is in the background.
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    Tacoma Stadium Bowl Performance
    Creation Date: Jun. 2, 1915
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.32710
    Call Number: Curtis 32710
    Glass plate negative, taken June 2, 1915, one of 2 plates forming a distant panoramic view of a celebration at Stadium Bowl, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA. The bowl is filled with spectators, and Stadium High School is visible in the background. A grandstand, with possibly 2 musical groups seated on it, is at the far end of the field. A large group of women wearing light and dark gymnasium suits stand in rows in formation on the field. A group of women in light colored clothing stand close together at the near end of the field. Asahel Curtis, photographer.
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    [logging railroad track]
    Creation Date: ca.1918
    Catalog ID: 1943.42.38067
    Call Number: Curtis 38067 Album 164A p. 73
    photographic print in album, view of logging railroad track and clearcut in Clallam County, Wa. Asahel Curtis, photographer, circa 1918. The railroad was constructed by the U.S. Army Spruce Production Division to transport spruce logs to Fort Vancouver and other sites.
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    Hop Pickers, White River Valley
    Creation Date: ca. 1905
    Catalog ID: CURTIS/438
    Call Number: CURTIS/438
    Two women hop pickers wait while the wire man cuts down the hop vine. Next to the women is an empty barrel.
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    Packing apples at Mr. Van Brants' place. Yakima Commercial Club.
    Creation Date: Oct., 1908
    Catalog ID: CURTIS/11303
    Call Number: CURTIS/11303
    Shows workers in front of packing shed. Crates of apples stacked in front of shed, and on a horse-drawn cart. Orchard in the background.
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    Apex Fish Company, workers putting salmon into machine which cuts it into chunks
    Creation Date: Aug. 16, 1913
    Catalog ID: CURTIS/27680
    Call Number: curtis/27680
    Men loading salmon into a machine.
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    Dead horses, Skagway Trail, Alaska
    Creation Date: 1897
    Catalog ID: CURTIS/46111
    Call Number: CURTIS/46111
    Carcasses of three horses lying among large rocks on the trail.