• Created Date
  • 1911~
  • Description
  • Starting in the 1850s, settlers gradually displaced Native American tribes from their traditional lands in the Puget Sound Region. Many native people tried to support themselves by selling fish or handicrafts to city dwellers and visitors. In this photo, taken around 1911 outside a downtown Seattle store, a woman bends to ask a basket seller about her wares. The mats and baskets are Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) in style.Photographers Ira Webster an... more
    Starting in the 1850s, settlers gradually displaced Native American tribes from their traditional lands in the Puget Sound Region. Many native people tried to support themselves by selling fish or handicrafts to city dwellers and visitors. In this photo, taken around 1911 outside a downtown Seattle store, a woman bends to ask a basket seller about her wares. The mats and baskets are Nuu-chah-nulth (Nootka) in style.Photographers Ira Webster and Nelson Stevens opened their Seattle studio in 1902. They were the official photographers for The Seattle Times for 23 years, beginning in 1906, and also did extensive commercial photography work in Seattle and King County. Webster retired in 1925 and died in 1942; and Stevens died around 1930. (Firm stationery; Charles T. Hommel, A Guide to Historical Photograph Collections in Seattle, p. 46.). less
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