George E (Gus) Trager
(1861 - 1948)
George E. (Gus) Trager was active/lived in Wisconsin, Nebraska / Germany. George Trager is known for scenic western landscape and Indian genre photography.
Biography George E. (Gus) Trager
George E. Trager (1861-1948)
George Trager (also known as Gus Trager) was born in Gefell, Germany in 1861 and arrived in America in 1876. He studied photography in Whitewater, Wisconsin and opened his first photography studio in 1888 with Frederick Kuhn in Mazomanie, Wisconsin.
Trager and Kuhn moved to Chadron, Nebraska the following year and purchased the Bon Ton Art Gallery from Alice Luce. The photographers sold scenic landscape pictures to travelers who stopped in Chadron on their way to the South Dakota spas of Hot Springs and the gold-mining towns of Deadwood and Lead City.
In 1890 the duo opened a studio in Crawford, Nebraska near Fort Robinson, some 26 miles from Chadron, and Trager's nephew Ernest j
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