Frederick I Monsen
(1865 - 1929)
Frederick I. Monsen was active/lived in California, New York / Norway. Frederick Monsen is known for Indian subject photographer-lantern slides.
Biography Frederick I. Monsen
At the turn of the last century, Frederick I. Monsen had a successful career as a photographer and lecturer on American Indian subjects. Born in Norway, he arrived in Utah with his family when he was three years old. By his teen age years, he was assisting his photographer father.
"After working as a free-lance photographer and serving with several governmental surveys, he began to give public lectures in 1893. He first traveled among Indian tribes of the Southwest in 1894-95. Unlike most professional photographers of the time, Monsen preferred Kodak flexible film, along with a smaller, 4 x 5 inch negative. Around 1900, he established a San Francisco studio, with one of the biggest enlargers on the west coast.
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