Lee Mann’s photos

All images (c) Lee Mann Photography, reproduction prohibited without written consent. www.leemannphotography.com

It is a real honor to work with Lee Mann‘s photographs. Captions are by the photographer, as per typed labels on the back of the prints,  with slight editing by Tom Hammond (in parenthesis). Tom arranged these photos in sequence–they detail a (North to South) trip through the crystalline core of the North Cascades–The Ptarmigan Traverse.   The pictures themselves were in Patrick Goldsworthy‘s conservation collection. They are 16×20″ black and white prints Lee must have developed and printed himself in the early 1960s.  We can infer this because the type-written (yellowing) labels on the backs of each mounted photo refer to the “Glacier Peak Wilderness” which became law in 1964.  Lee sold the prints at that time for $6.50 each–that is penciled on the back labels!  It is unclear if he gave the pictures to Patrick Goldsworthy, or if Patrick bought them, but clearly they were used to promote protection in/for the North Cascades.  Each photo has tape residue on the back, indicating they were displayed unframed in some manner.  Please enjoy these fantastic photos from one of the great places/alpine traverses on the planet, from one of our best local photographers!

-Tom Hammond, March 2014