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Edwin Wisherd. Scores of Navajo were killed here, hence its name: Canyon of Death. Canyon del Muerto, Arizona, United States. 1920s.

Edwin Wisherd. Three American Indians on the Crow Reservation. Montana, USA. 1920s.

Edwin Wisherd. Two American Indians mend clothing outside their tipi. Montana, USA. 1920s.

Edwin Wisherd. Three American Indian children are dressed for holiday. Montana, USA. 1920s.

Edwin Wisherd. A nomadic Crow Indian family prepares their teepee. Crow Indian Reservation, Montana, USA. 1920s.

Edwin L. Wisherd (1900-1970). In 1919 he began working for National Geographic as a laboratory assistant. He didn’t know anything about photography, but it proved quick to learn and within a few years he became an expert slabs autochromes. In the 1930s  he was a pioneer of Kodachrome 35mm. In those years he was appointed director of the laboratory of the Society, making it one of the most productive American publishing.

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