• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders B.
  • Created Date
  • 1900~
  • Description
  • Indian families came by canoe to the Seattle waterfront, where they camped on their way to work in the hopfields upriver. They were allowed to stay on a bleak parcel of land created by the ballast dumped from ships that took on cargoes of grain or lumber. The coastal Indians adopted canvas tents in place of their native cattail mat shelters for traveling.Caption on image: "Indian camp on Ballast Island."Norwegian-born Anders Wilse moved to Sea... more
    Indian families came by canoe to the Seattle waterfront, where they camped on their way to work in the hopfields upriver. They were allowed to stay on a bleak parcel of land created by the ballast dumped from ships that took on cargoes of grain or lumber. The coastal Indians adopted canvas tents in place of their native cattail mat shelters for traveling.Caption on image: "Indian camp on Ballast Island."Norwegian-born Anders Wilse moved to Seattle in 1890 to work as a surveyor and engineer. After photographing the building of the Great Northern Railway through the Cascades and working as a cartographer, Wilse turned to commercial photography in 1897. In 1900, Wilse left for a visit to Norway and never returned. (Carolyn J. Marr, "Anders Beer Wilse: Photographer of the Pacific Northwest and Norway." Columbia 8, no. 4 (Summer 1994): 24-29.). less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Image/JPEG