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Seattle P-I - Photographs
Carolyn Marr, photo archivist, said there are two collections of P-I photos at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). A collection of prints (which I viewed) was catalogued on paper around 1980. There are also a large number of negatives, many unprinted, that have been recently catalogued on computer. In many of the latter photos the people are identified, so if there is a particular person I'm looking for I could search this collection. Carolyn said there may also be more Silver Skis photos there. We did a quick search at the end of my visit and found lots of photos from the 1960s and some from earlier periods. No Silver Skis photos jumped out at us, but it was a very crude search.
I looked at about 90 B&W prints starting at PI-26862. The following were noteworthy. Photos indicated in bold have been photocopied for my files:
The following photos are from the first Silver Skis race held on 22 April 1934.
- PI-26862: A line of skiers leaves the Longmire Inn, apparently beginning the hike to Paradise (circa 1925, fine).
- PI-26867: Cle Elum ski club, about 20 skiers stand on a small slope next to a forest and wave to cars on the adjacent road (circa 1930, fine). A nice illustration that in those days any slope would do.
- PI-26869: Ski jumper at Snoqualmie Pass jumping away from the camera with forest and spectators below (11/28/32).
- PI-26871: Ski jumping tourney at Snoqualmie Pass (3/31/36). A jumper, viewed from behind with the outrun, crowd and forest in the background.
- PI-26877, 78: Poma lift at Milwaukee Ski Bowl, running up through forest, viewed from below (1/28/39).
- PI-26879: Skiers unload the train at Milwaukee Ski Bowl (1/28/39, fine).
- PI-26880: Young people singing, holding skis and playing musical instruments on Milwaukee ski train (1/28/39, fine).
- PI-26882: Milwaukee Ski Bowl lodge (1/28/39).
The following photos are from various dates:
- PI-26897: Hans Otto Giese, Don Fraser and Alf Moystad stand on skis near Paradise (fine).
- PI-26898: Don Fraser (1st) edges out Carleton Weigel (2nd) at the finish line (fine).
- PI-26899: Royal Brougham presents the Silver Skis to Don Fraser.
- PI-26900: Royal Brougham presents a trophy to Carleton Weigel.
- PI-26901: Alf Moystad finishes 3rd.
- PI-26902: Tom Heard finishes 4th.
- PI-26903: Hans Otto Giese drives toward the finish line for 5th place.
- PI-26904: Wolf Bauer, in a deep crouch without poles, glides to the finish line in 5th place (disqualified for missing a control gate).
- PI-26905: Emil Cahen, Volner Richmond and K. Hauge battle for 6th, 8th and 7th place, respectively (fine).
- PI-26906: Marguerite Strizek, women's champ, crosses the finish line (fine).
- PI-26907: Closeup of Marguerite Strizek holding her trophy.
- PI-26908: Grace Carter finishes 2nd.
- PI-26909: Ellis Ayr Smith finishes 3rd.
- PI-26910: Paul Sceva, Jr. finishes 1st in the Junior race.
- PI-26914: Aerial view of the slalom course and crowd (facing the slope) during the 1935 U.S. National Championships at Paradise. (This view was published in the papers.)
- PI-26915: Aerial view of the slalom course and crowd (from above) during the 1935 U.S. National Championships at Paradise.
- PI-26916: A competitor skis through the finish gate in Edith Creek basin with the Tatoosh Range beyond (5/8/36, fine).
- PI-26920: Peter Radacher (bib #10) races toward the finish gate in a low crouch with Unicorn Peak in the distance (1939, fine).
- PI-26921: Aerial view of the Silver Skis course with landmarks labeled, as published in the papers to promote the race (fine).
- PI-26927: Cars parked along the road near Paradise with snowbanks an honest 20 feet high (4/23/46).
- PI-26939: Stevens Pass ski area viewed from Big Chief with Forest Service lodge and highway visible (1/14/49).
- PI-26945: Snoqualmie Summit roadway crowded with cars and people (2/3/33, fine).
- PI-26948: A racer (bib #16) negotiates a slalom course (3/8/34, fine).
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