Keir, Ernest, 1878-1941

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Keir, Ernest, 1878-1941

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Ernest Keir was a photographer from Wisconsin who used a 6.5 x 8.5 inch full-plate camera for his work. He and his brother, Louis, set off for the Yukon the spring of 1898. As an amateur photographer, he ran a small photography business in Dawson City until his departure in 1900. Keir left the north in 1900 and settled in Saskatchewan. In 1913 he lost the negatives of his Yukon trip. His brother Louis stayed in Dawson City until the 1950s. Ernest had a son named Louis G. Keir who lived in Garabaldi, Oregon.


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