• Creator
  • Wilcox, William Holmes
  • Created Date
  • 1899
  • Description
  • A group of Indians is dragging a cedar dugout canoe towards the waters of Port Townsend Bay in late August 1899. In areas of frequent launchings and landings, the people cleared the beach rocks away, leaving open "canoe runs". These can still be seen on certain Olympic Peninsula beaches.William Holmes Wilcox became interested in photography soon after settling in Tacoma in 1890. He moved to Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula, in 1897, whe... more
    A group of Indians is dragging a cedar dugout canoe towards the waters of Port Townsend Bay in late August 1899. In areas of frequent launchings and landings, the people cleared the beach rocks away, leaving open "canoe runs". These can still be seen on certain Olympic Peninsula beaches.William Holmes Wilcox became interested in photography soon after settling in Tacoma in 1890. He moved to Port Townsend, on the Olympic Peninsula, in 1897, where he worked for the customs service and frequently went on photographic trips with local banker/photographer James McCurdy. Wilcox moved to California in 1916 but returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1924. He died in 1940. (Bob Cole, "William Holmes Wilcox: Amateur Photographer as Artist." Portage 2, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 1980-81):4-9.). less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
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