Will Finley

William Finley was an amazing bird photographer from Portland. He used a large view camera and was active from 1901 thru the late 20's. Herman Bohlman was his partner and the two of them went on some wild trecks throughout Oregon. They took great delight in arranging their camp just so to compose a picture capturing them cooking breakfast or lunch. I'll post a few scans I've done of those, but first, here is a picture of the two of them, a self portrait no doubt, with a small gaggle of birds.Finley-and-Bowman,-1901

Finley top; Bohlman bottom; 1901