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Inventory of the Ericson Photograph Collection, ca 1885-1930
HUMCO F868 H8 E7  
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Description
The Ericson Collection depicts a wide variety of everyday northwest California scenes and activities from the 1880s through the 1920s. Lumber industry, Native Americans, city and village street scenes (primarily Arcata ), Schools, portraits, and scenic views are the featured subjects of this collection. The primary photographer represented is A.W. Ericson with some by his son and business partner, Edgar. More information about this collection can be found at http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/ /infoservices/humco/holdings/ericson.htm. 
Background
Augustus William Ericson (1848-1927) was born in Orebro, Sweden. At age eleven he started a printing apprenticeship, the same business his father was in, and later had an apprenticeship in the dry goods business. When he was eighteen Ericson, without his parent's approval, left Sweden and came to the United States. He first took a job in Chicago and then found work in a logging operation in Michigan.
Extent
497 items
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or to reproduce in any format, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
Availability
Restricted originals. Use digital facsimiles or selected viewing prints only.