Christine L. Reid photographs
A mountaineer, skier, and writer, Christine Lincoln Reid was born in Belmont, California, and studied for two years at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The first woman to climb Mount Columbia in the Canadian Rockies, she also made many ascents in the Pennine Alps and climbed all major peaks in the Zermatt (Switzerland) area. A route in the Piz Popena south wall in the Dolomites was named for her: the Via Christine. Reid was also an avid skier, photographing ski races and completing a film on ski technique. A member of the editorial board of Appalachia, she also wrote articles for the American Alpine Journal and the Boston Transcript. She helped develop the New England chapter of the Explorer's Club and was a member of the Women's Travel Club. This collection consists of color slides, lantern slides, and glass plate negatives taken by Reid of hikers, skiers, and people climbing, camping, canoeing, etc., mostly in the United States with a small number in Canada and Europe.