Louis F. Murdock photographs, circa 1925  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Murdock, Louis F
Louis F. Murdock photographs
circa 1925 (inclusive)
12 photographic prints (1 box) ; various sizes
Collection Number
Photographs of the Olympic Peninsula taken by Olympic mountain explorer
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Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Louis Murdock was born around 1858 in Three Rivers, Massachusetts. Arriving in Seattle in 1889, Louis Murdock was one of the first to explore the Olympic Mountains and take both black and white and color photographs of the Olympic Range. He is thought to be one of the first to successfully climb Mt. Duckabush circa 1899 and was a charter member of the Mountaineers, a Pacific Northwest outdoor club founded in 1906. During WWI he was head of the Kodak department at Lowman and Hanford, a Seattle stationary and printing company. He would continue taking photographs of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, and Seattle gardens and scenery until his death in May of 1934.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs depicting scenic views probably of the Olympic Peninsula taken by Louis Murdock, circa 1925.

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Louis F. Murdock PhotographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 circa 1925
1/1 2 circa 1925
1/2 3 circa 1925
1/2 4 circa 1925
1/3 5 circa 1925
1/3 6 circa 1925
1/4 7 circa 1925
1/4 8 circa 1925
1/4 9 circa 1925
1/5 10 circa 1925
1/5 11 circa 1925
1/5 12 circa 1925

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Murdock, Louis F.--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Olympic Peninsula (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)