The Storied Northwest: 1923

Like yesterday’s 1922 booklet, this 1923 edition is from the Spokane Public Library. Inside, some of the photographs are new and the text has been slightly updated.

Click image to download a 6.4-MB PDF of this 28-page booklet.

Outside the front cover shows a photo of a Crow Indian baby that NP used in other places as well, such as on the menu below (which I took from an eBay listing). The photo was taken by Richard Throssel (which NP misspelled Throssell) who was part Indian himself and who gained the trust of the Crow Tribe whose reservation in eastern Montana was south of the Northern Pacific Railway.

Click image to download a 0.3-MB PDF of this early NP menu.

The menu uses a hand-colored version of Throssel’s photo. A black-and-white image of his original photo is shown below. As this photo illustrates, Throssel’s Indian heritage allowed him to take photos that were more candid and showed more warmth than the photos of Native Americans taken by other photographers of the era.

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