Incredibly rare original antique ca. 1910 sepia-toned silver gelatin paper photograph by noted Nome, Alaska photographer H. G. KAISER of an "Eskimo Chief." A beautiful period photograph in its own right, and also the inspiration for some of famed Alaskan artist's Eustace Paul Ziegler's most coveted period paintings of the Eskimo culture. The photograph is signed in negative, lower left corner "H. G. KAISER," and titled in the negative, bottom center "ESKIMO CHIEF - NOME, ALASKA." The photograph is housed in a beautiful period Arts & Crafts pie crust frame.
H. G. Kaiser was born in Germany in 1864 and emigrated to Alaska in ca. 1879, and worked as a miner as well as a photographer in Nome. He was hired in 1917 by the Alaska Engineering Commission. His photographs of Eskimo culture, as well as mining and reindeer farming, are housed in archival collections including the University of Washington Special Collections, the Library of Congress, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Anchorage Museum.
H. G. Kaiser Sepia-Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph, "Eskimo Chief," ca. 1910
Excellent condition. Photograph measures approximately 7" x 9" (visible), and overall including the frame measures approximately 10" x 12"
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