• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders B.
  • Created Date
  • 1900~
  • Description
  • The Coast Salish people of the Puget Sound region were famous for their coiled and twined baskets. Some of the baskets were so tightly made that they could hold water. In this photo, taken around 1900, a Coast Salish basketmaker holds a split cedar root in her mouth, ready to work it into her basket.Norwegian-born Anders Wilse moved to Seattle in 1890 to work as a surveyor and engineer. After photographing the building of the Great Northern Ra... more
    The Coast Salish people of the Puget Sound region were famous for their coiled and twined baskets. Some of the baskets were so tightly made that they could hold water. In this photo, taken around 1900, a Coast Salish basketmaker holds a split cedar root in her mouth, ready to work it into her basket.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
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