Photo project a piece of history

Gale Fiege’s article in the Sunday Herald about the Indian photographer Matika Wilbur and Edward Curtis brought back memories. (526 tribes, one photographer). In 1963 I was working at the Salvation Army store in Lake City. Edward Curtis’ daughter came in searching for her father’s original photos. She was thrilled to find a 4X5 framed photo in perfect condition. I have a National Geographic book of his photos, “Edward Curtis: Coming to Light” by Anne Makepeace.

I grew up near the Sioux Reservation in Fort Totten, North Dakota, and have always been interested in Native American cultures.

I also have a book of Seattle photos by Edward Curtis’ brother, Asahel. They were not friends, but that’s another story.

Thank you for an excellent local paper.

Deloris Boardman


More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 18

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Sen. John McCain: Trump’s ‘fake news’ charges threaten democracy

The “fake news” phrase — granted legitimacy by a U.S. president — provides cover to autocrats worldwide.

Editorial: Eminent domain isn’t popular, but it’s fair

Everett Public Schools’ condemnation process assures fairness for property owners and taxpayers.

Parker: Looking past ‘holes’ and ‘heaps’ to talk immigration

Do race and culture matter? Or should immigration be about the yearning for liberty in all hearts?

Milbank: Trump Cabinet chief sidesteps Trump’s ‘shithole’ talk

Even GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham wonders what happened to Trump on the span of three days.

Unhelpful for John Rosemond to deny mental health issues

As a parent who had to watch her child suffer from obsessive… Continue reading

We need to heed warning regarding nuclear weapons

Thank you for shedding light on the life’s work of Daniel Ellsberg… Continue reading

Homeowners should get price they ask for

I have been following the coverage on the Everett School District using… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 17

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Most Read