MBVRC is taking orders for a 20″ x 30″ high quality photographic print commemorating a 1912 photo of the entire south side of Mount Baker. The photo was taken from the summit of Loomis Mountain, 7 miles south of Baker, by Emil D. Welsh of Bellingham. Below the 1912 photo is the exact same view taken by John Scurlock 100 years later from the same spot, and rendered in sepia (read the story of that effort here). Focus on both photos is excellent, and many details and changes can be picked out. Glacial recession is dramatic: the Easton has clearly receded 1.25 miles, and a glacier tongue in the headwaters of Sulphur Creek has disappeared entirely. The popular climbers’ camp at Sandy Camp is under glacial ice. Welsh was an advertising photographer for Diehl Ford, a major sponsor of the famous Mount Baker marathons. It was a hard multiday cross-country journey to the summit of Loomis Mountain in 1912. Perhaps Welsh intended his photo to be used as publicity for the marathon. Or maybe he just did it for fun, like we did.
The original photo hangs in the second floor of the US Forest Service offices in Sedro Woolley, out of the public eye.
The 20- x 30- inch poster is a high quality print. It may be ordered in two styles:
Backed with stiff 3 mm styrene: $65.
Rolled paper poster: $40.
If we need to ship to you, MBVRC will add the shipping fee [around $7.50 per poster].
To order: email MBVRC and state your preference for ‘backed’ or ‘rolled’. Provide a mailing address. We will contact you with the total charge. Alternatively, if you are in the Bellingham area, we can try to arrange pick- up by you.