Otto Daniel Goetze (1871 - ?), American
“ESKIMO MAKING A CRIB BOARD. NOME ALASKA”, 1908
Silver gelatin print; titled in the negative along the bottom edge, signed “Copyrighted By O. D. Goetze” in the negative lower right. Matted and unframed.
Sheet 7.7 x 9.6 in — 19.5 x 24.4 cm
Otto D. Goetze was born in Missouri in 1871 to a German immigrant family. He left for Alaska around 1898 as the Gold Rush began and established a photography studio in Nome, where this photograph was taken. Goetze remained in Alaska photographing Gold Rush activity and Alaskan natives until approximately 1908. This beautiful depiction is one of his last.