A. W. Ericson, (ca. 1920s). Photograph. Item #200594
14-1/4 by 11 inches (mount); 9 by 7 inches (oblong image). Mount caption: Scene at Hoopa, Humboldt County, California. A. W. Ericson was the leading (and best) commercial photographer in Humboldt County from about 1880 to the 1930s. He traveled to the Hoopa reservation to take photographs on many occasions. In this scene a man stands amidst large oak trees, with Fort Gaston buildings just visible through a clearing in the distance. Humboldt State University holds most of the surviving negatives for Ericson's photographs. This image corresponds to glass plate negative 1999.02.0168. Ericson sold his prints for decades with varying styles of captions on the mounts. As yet no definitive dating of the captions has been undertaken. However, this style probably dates from the 1920s, when the woman from whose estate we acquired this image lived in Humboldt County. Very good. Medium contrast image; mount with a few small stains and two pin holes in the corners. Dated based on mount legend type style (Palmquist logo style I).