In 1913, Asahel Curtis took a series of photographs of the A.L. Brown Farm, in the Nisqually Valley, now part of the Billy Frank Jr. National Wildlife Refuge. This photograph of a harvest portrays a bucolic lifestyle that would not last much longer into the 20th century. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum.

Asahel Curtis photograph, 1913, courtesy Washington State Historical Society