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Photographers in Wabash Co., IN, or nearby

Photographers in Wabash Co., IN, or nearby

Posted: 1189987933000
Classification: Query
I have a couple of late 1800's photos taken by A. F. Thrasher. Does anyone know where his studio was located? I think his first name was Augustus. I can't find him on any of the census lists of that time.

Thank you

Re: Photographers in Wabash Co., IN, or nearby

Posted: 1196625158000
Classification: Query
Surnames: A F Thrasher

I work in Yellowstone Park and there was a photographer A. F. Thrasher who took photos in Yellowstone and parts of Montana in the late 1800's. Yellowstone's archives might be interested in your photos depending on what they show. Do you still have them? Could you describe them or maybe send digital copies? If so, you can email the digital pics to me at (yep i had a little encounter with a mama griz in Yellowstone in 1994).

I hope my request isn't too much trouble. I give talks on Yellowstone history and am friends with Yellowstone Park's archivist and we are always on the lookout for Yellowstone items from the past :-), and would be happy even with digital copies if you weren't willing to part with the originals.

Thanks so much.

Randy Ingersoll
PO Box 418
Gardiner MT 59030

A. F. Thrasher

Posted: 1196698382000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thrasher
I have a little information about Thrasher in Wabash. If anyone has biographical information about him, please share.

Joan Hostetler, Coordinator
Indiana Photographers Project
716 Dorman Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 639-2814

"The Paper" of Wabash Co, 11 Jan. 1984, p. 1 [?]:
"On the Trail of A. F. Thrasher," describes research efforts of Univ. of Montana masters history student, Mary C. Hortsman. Article focuses on A. F. Thrasher: b. California, went to Montana in 1870s. Joined 1871 expedition to Colter's Hell (later Yellowstone National Park). The group included a few Wabash businessmen, including Josiah Daugherty, pres. of Wabash's old First National Bank. Thrasher went to Wabash in 1872 for 8 months, apparently looking for financial backers for another expedition. He brought along over 100 glass plates of Yellowstone and advertised copies for sale in Wabash Plain Dealer and the Wabash Republican. [Ron Woodward, Wabash County Historian, told me that there should be many newspaper clippings in the Thrasher file at the Wabash Co. Hist. Soc., but they could not locate them in Aug. 1993.]

Biographies of Western Photographers, p. 212: Thrasher d. mid-1870s
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