Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

French, L.B.[1, 2]


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  • Name French, L.B. 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1889  Alaska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Bruce, Miner Wait (Relationship: Colleague) 
    Association Willoughby, Richard G. (Relationship: Undefined) 
    Person ID I250  Camera Workers | F, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur (photojournalist).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: In Jul 1889 he and fellow newspaper reporter Miner W. Bruce visited Pacific (Muir?) Glacier, Glacier Bay, Alaska, in the hopes of photographing the Silent City mirage which R.G. Willoughby claimed to have successfully photographed a year earlier. The Willoughby version of the Silent City appears in Badlam (1891) "by the kind permission of L.B. French."

  • Sources 
    1. [S713] (Sitka) The Alaskan, 1, 20 Jul 1889.

    2. [S189] Badlam (1891), Badlam, Alexander, (San Francisco, Calif.: Published for the Author, 1891), between 132-133.