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Fiske, Frank - MISSOURI RIVER PHOTOGRAPHY
A river boat trip from Fort Yates, North Dakota to St. Louis aboard the riverboat Scarab, June 1918
1918. Period commercial photo album.. Very good.. Oblong period photo album with 100 silver gelatin prints (inserted in mounts recto/verso) measuring appx. 3.4 x 5.4 inches. All the photographs are captioned. This early album, documenting little known river life and traffic along the Missouri River, was presented to Captain Isaac P. Baker (1855-1938) by Fiske.The album contains a full page presentation on the inside front cover by Fiske identifying the trip and date. Baker, who oversaw the Benton Packet Company in Bismarck, ND, managed Grant Marsh, the riverboat captain best known for bringing wounded soldiers back from the battlefield at the Little Bighorn in 1876 and for transporting Sitting Bull to the Standing Rock Reservation six years later. The album features several views of the Scarab and boats it passed, as well as river scenes and images of the surrounding landscape, river banks, railroads, towns, and historic sites that the riverboat encountered during its trip down the Missouri River. Highlights include buffalo from the herd belonging to Scotty Philip, who was credited with saving the buffalo from extinction; Fort Bennett; Fort Sully; Fort Pierre; Fort Hale; Fort Randall; Fort Omaha, incl. view of balloons in the sky; Yankton Agency; Yankton Ferry; Fort Leavenworth; Floyd's Monument; LeBeau and Forest City, SD; Kansas City, MO; Sioux City, IA; Decatur, NE; and more. Fiske was born in 1883, the son of a military man stationed at Fort Bennett, SD. In 1889 his father was hired on as a civilian wagonmaster at Fort Yates, near the Standing Rock Reservation. As a c … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Antiquar: Palinurus Antiquarian Books [United States]
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