ELLA E. MCBRIDE (1862-1965)
Moved to Albany, Oregon at age three. She was a school teacher for 23 years in Portland, OR.( Principal of the Ainsworth School in Portland for 13 years). She met Edward S. Curtis while in a group climbing Mt. Rainier in 1897, moved to Seattle in 1907 to manage Curtis' studio. Stayed with Curtis until 1917 when she opened her own studio, "The McBride Studio". She hired Pictorialist photographers, Wayne C. Albee (1882-1937) and Frank Asakichi Kunishige (1878-1960) and they photographed the cultural scene in Seattle, particularly covering the events at the Cornish School of Arts. Many of their photographs were published in Seattle's arts publication during the teens, 20's and
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