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F.Y. Batchelor steamboat
F.Y. Batchelor steamboat
TitleF.Y. Batchelor steamboat
Date of Original1900?
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionThe F.Y. Batchelor steamboat is docked at the riverside being loaded with materials. At least three men are visible on the upper deck of the ship by the wheelhouse. A sign above the paddlewheel states that the boat is from Sioux City Iowa. Fiske himself served as a cabin boy on the F.Y. Batchelor from 1898 to 1900.
Ordering Information
General SubjectTransportation
Work Life
Subject (LCTGM)Steamboats
Stern wheelers
Organization NameF.Y. Batchelor (Steamboat)
LocationMissouri River
Item Number1952-0127
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 (1952-0127)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19520127
OCLC number61156024
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