|Alaska ~ "It Is Finished"|
Your Honor . . . it was . . . the only thing I could do that was worth doing. . . . [I] was duty bound to finish. Some of the subscribers had paid for the whole series in advance.
~ Edward S. Curtis in explanation to the judge in Clara's 1927 law suit for alimony payments
Physically and mentally exhausted, Curtis arrived in Seattle on October 9, 1927, to find himself served with an arrest warrant for failing to pay his ex-wife alimony.
In 1930, Curtis went to live with Beth and her husband, Manford. He remained with them until he died in 1952.