Anders Beer Wilse Philippine American War Photo Album August 1899
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Photographer. Anders Beer Wilse came to America as part of the largest wave of Norwegian immigration. During the 1880s, ten out of every thousand inhabitants left Norway annually in search of new land and economic opportunity. Wilse had a degree in engineering and found employment with Minneapolis railroad companies surveying for new lines in the Midwest. Wilse's experience was typical of all immigrants in that he was forced to move from place to place as his jobs change...