Tacoma to go back a century

March 19, 2013 by  

The ‘In Click Exhibition: Settlers from the Early 1900s’ gets underway tomorrow and will showcase how Washington State attracted settlers in the early 1900s though a collection of touching promotional photographs.

This exhibit displays the vast photographic holdings of this region. Poster printing and brochure printing have most likely been used to promote this historic exhibition to people in this community and the surrounding districts, and the exhibit itself will be of interest to any print company worker looking at how photographs have developed over time.

In the Historical Society’s vast collection, there are more than 40 poignant images that tell the story of how 1900s Washington State was presented, packaged, and sold to people from outside the area. This exhibition also includes photography equipment from the era, including Asahel Curtis’s glass plate negatives and view camera.

Some of the photographers represented in this stunning collection include Virna Haffer, Samuel Morse, Darius Kinsey, Asahel Curtis, and Edward Curtis. Visitors to this exhibition will leave with an understanding and introduction to the photo history of Washington State and what it represented to settlers from the 1900s era.

Admission is $9.50 per adult, $7 for seniors, students, and military with valid ID, and children under 5 will be admitted free. The exhibition will be starting tomorrow, March 20, and continuing to Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 am at the Tacoma History Museum Plaza located at 1911 Pacific Avenue in Tacoma, Washington. To find our more, please visit the Tacoma History Museum Plaza website or call its office at 253-272-3500.