|Found: Evening Scene Near Eagle River, Wisc. copyright 1909 by A.J. Kingsbury, Antigo, Wisconsin|
postmarked July 23, 1910. Printed on verso: "This post card is a real photograph"
The photographer, Arthur J. Kingsbury (1876-1956), from Antigo, Wisconsin photographed scenes around northern Wisconsin in the early part of the 20th century. A "classy new book" called Langlade County by Joe Hermolin includes his postcard photographs and we could find it only on eBay. According to researchers, Kingsbury photographed exclusively in the real photo post card format and operated a Kodak store for decades. His photographic subjects included "local Indians" (mainly members of the Menominee and Ojibwa tribes), logging camps, the railroad, and growing tourism industry. A fire destroyed his studio in 1967 along with 60 years of photographs yet the nearby county historical society is working to preserve and disseminate his work.
|Photographer Arthur J. Kingsbury of Antigo, Wisconsin travelled extensively|
in northern Wisconsin and Michigan to photograph everyday using
the real photo post card format, circa 1900
|Kingsbury with Big Pat, Big George Sky and Na Wa Kwe of Lac du Flambeau |
and their wigwams circa 1910