Posted 13 days ago
1800s George Moore Photograph 1870-1897
Picked this up recently, still doing research ..here's what I know.
George N. Moore (born ca. 1844) was an early photographer in the Pacific Northwest. Opened his studio in Seattle. Operated in Seattle between 1870-1897.
Since the back says W.T.(Washington Territory), we know Washington became a state Nov, 11 1889. So photo has to be between 1870-1889.
I'm not sure who wrote the pencil name on the back of Davidson? Still researching to see if we can find this person. I would imagine this person had some sort of significance if he had his photo taken and was dressed as he is.
The Washington Territorial Census, taken in February 1885, has an entry for a photographer named George N. Moore, born in Massachusetts circa 1844.
He photographed several community leaders from the "pioneer days" of Seattle including Seattle Post-Intelligencer publisher Charles Prosch, Judge Thomas Burke, and Father Prefontaine. He also photographed Pat Kanim (a "Puget Sound Indian" who was Snoqualmie chief) and Erasmus M. Smithers. He also photographed Roger Sherman Greene.