Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Hester, Wilhelm[1, 2]

Male 1872 - 1947  (74 years)


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  • Name Hester, Wilhelm 
    Born 13 Oct 1872  near Bremerhaven, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898-1899  Alaska or Yukon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Feb 1947  Seattle, WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I199  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 9 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: An outstanding marine photographer of Puget Sound tall ships, Hester and his older brother Ernst travelled to the Yukon (Weinstein says Alaska) where they staked their claim and reinvested profits in a brewery which Ernst operated.

  • Sources 
    1. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      Wilhelm Hester Collection no. 318.
      Digital Collections: Wilhelm Hester Photographs; URL (accessed 9 Feb 2017): http://content.lib.washington.edu/hesterweb/

    2. [S961] Weinstein (1978), Robert A. Weinstein, (Seattle: University of Washington Press, c1978).