Anders Beer Wilse Philippine American War photo album, 1899 Aug.


Anders Beer Wilse Philippine American War photo album, 1899 Aug.

The collection consists of 44 black and white photographs taken by Anders Beer Wilse in Aug. 1899, mounted in a leather album, and captioned by the artist. Wilse documents everyday camp life at temporary quarters for members of the 3rd U.S. Cavalry en route to the Philippines during the Philippine American war. While many of the photographs refer to a "Camp Robinson," it is possible that "Camp Robinson" refers to W.W. Robinson, Jr., (also depicted in several of the photos) and was merely a nickname for the unnamed encampment. Because there are several photographs of horses being watered at Green Lake, it is believed that the camp was somewhere in the vicinity of present-day Green Lake and Woodland Park. In addition to the images of men grooming their horses, washing their uniforms, and fixing meals, there are photographs of the transport ships Garonne, Athenian, St. Paul, and Port Albert. In several cases these steamships were private vessels that were requisitioned by the U.S. government for transporting troops to the Philippines. This album has several different images of the Garonne being loaded with horses, equipment, and soldiers.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8181139

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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...

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