Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thriller Thursday - Edward Olson

Edward Olson, pictured on the right, was a professional photographer and talented musician who ran a skunk farm on the side. Bill Peterson was a family friend of whom little is known except that his photos always include booze, guns or cigars. This photo is one of many family photos captured by Edward during the early 1900s near Kanabec County, Minnesota.  Perhaps he is also known for his dark humor and talent for "staging" scenes?

Edward is the great-grand uncle of Richard Hanson, member of Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society who contributed this photo.

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Posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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