• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders B.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1900
  • Description
  • Norwegian-born photographer Anders Wilse took a number of photographs of the Makah people at Neah Bay, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. In this photo, taken on a trip to the Makah Reservation in 1900, a small boy holds the oars of a large cedar canoe at Neah Bay. Makah children learned how to handle canoes at a young age.Caption on image: "Copyrighted 1900"Wilse moved to Seattle in 1890 to work as a surveyor and engineer. After photographing... more
    Norwegian-born photographer Anders Wilse took a number of photographs of the Makah people at Neah Bay, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. In this photo, taken on a trip to the Makah Reservation in 1900, a small boy holds the oars of a large cedar canoe at Neah Bay. Makah children learned how to handle canoes at a young age.Caption on image: "Copyrighted 1900"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