From 1890 to 1917, H. Ambrose Kiehl took hundreds of photographs of his family as they moved around from Port Townsend to Seattle. During his life, Kiehl worked as an engineer on a number of projects, and this collection documents interesting parts of Washington, including Fort Lawton, which later became Discovery Park in Seattle. The collection of images went largely unappreciated until it found its way to the University of Washington in the 1980s. On this page, visitors can read about the Kiehl collection and its provenance. The site allows visitors to browse around the collection as they see fit, and they can also browse the materials by a list of Library of Congress headings. Along with the pictures documenting Fort Lawton, there are many lovely photos of the Kiehl family and their various homesteads.


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