Mossback’s Northwest poster

Mossback's Northwest

Host Knute Berger mines the Pacific Northwest's historical and cultural nuggets. Learn hidden backstories behind the region's most interesting treasures and discover why they're still relevant today.

The Other Curtis Photographer

Photographer Edward Curtis became famous for his portraits of Indigenous peoples, but his younger brother Asahel also made indelible images that have literally shaped how we see the Pacific Northwest, from old growth forests to urban industry. Asahel's career started with documenting the Klondike gold rush, and spent the next forty years recording the rise of the industrial Pacific Northwest. Curtis' life began when the Northwest experienced the first in many industrial and technical expansions up to WWII, and he recorded nearly all of it.