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Scarab riverboat and barge
Scarab riverboat and barge
TitleScarab riverboat and barge
Date of Original1917
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe Scarab riverboat and a barge sit docked at the river's edge. Ropes are visible on the barge's otherwise empty deck. The Scarab's name, bell, and one lifeboat are clearly visible. Bushes are visible along the shoreline, and there is ice in the water.
Ordering Information
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Stern wheelers
Organization NameScarab (Steamboat)
LocationMissouri River
Item Number1952-3201
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Frank Bennett Fiske Papers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, MSS 10105
Biography/HistoryFrank Fiske served as an assistant steamboat captain prior to his lifelong work as a studio photographer, mostly associated with Fort Yates N.D. He learned the trade from S.T. Fansler, post studio photographer, and remained in Fort Yates to document the town, the Standing Rock Agency, and the changing ways of the frontier. Fiske was also a writer, and served for a time as a newspaper editor, and wrote a popular column carried in many newspapers. He was best known for his Indian photographs, which depicted everyday Indian life, as well as studio views.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank B. Fiske Photograph Collection 1952
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (1952-3201)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19523201
OCLC number61156024
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