Mt. St. Helens from Spirit Lake - circa 1925


Mt. St. Helens from Crater Lake - Asahel Curtis

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This 90-year old view of Mt. St. Helens is recreated from an original hand-tinted magic lantern slide, based on a photograph by Asahel Curtis. In the 1920s, the area was moving from a mining area into a focus on recreation. A new road was completed in 1927 that made the lake much more accessible for tourists. The U. S. Forest Service at this time limited the use of the lake perimeter to six established camps.

Today the area formerly managed by the Spirit Lake Ranger District is part of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon from an original at the Washington State Archives.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1175
Photographer Asahel Curtis
Location Washington State
Subject Lakes and Reservoirs, Mountains
Decade 1920s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Glass Slide (Magic Lantern)
Size of Original 2.4 x 3.0 inches
Photographer's Number Number 44861