• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders B.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1900
  • Description
  • The Makah used their large canoes for long-distance travel and for hunting whales. In this photo, taken at Neah Bay, Makah men, women, and children pull their canoe up on the beach on rollers. This canoe also has a cloth sail which is furled in the bow of the canoe. Before European contact, the Makah used cedar bark sails on their canoes.Norwegian-born Anders Wilse moved to Seattle in 1890 to work as a surveyor and engineer. After photographin... more
    The Makah used their large canoes for long-distance travel and for hunting whales. In this photo, taken at Neah Bay, Makah men, women, and children pull their canoe up on the beach on rollers. This canoe also has a cloth sail which is furled in the bow of the canoe. Before European contact, the Makah used cedar bark sails on their canoes.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
    glass negative