Publication: Throssel Photography Co, n d (ca 1905), Billings
Albumen photograph [15 cm x 20 cm] / [6" x 8"] in an attractive wooden frame [21 cm x 26 cm] / [8.5" x 10.25"] Nice condition. This has been examined out of the frame. Photographers name in the negative at the lower right. Richard Throssel (1882-1933) was born in Washington state of Cree Indian and English descent. He worked as an office clerk at the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana from 1902-1910 and was adopted by the Crow tribe in 1905. While at the reservation he met photographer Edward S. Curtis, and was briefly instructed by him.Throssel became a field photographer for the Crow reservation before he established his own photography studio, the Throssel Photocraft Company, in Billings, Montana, in 1910. He lived on the Crow Reservation from 1902 to 1911 where he took hundreds of photographs of the people and places. Throssel views are rare and much sought. Near fine.
Inventory Number: 51486