Benjamin A. Gifford

Benjamin A. Gifford (1859-1936) was born in DuPage County, Illinois. After briefly attending college, he worked for several years as an apprentice in photo galleries in Kansas and Missouri, before becoming a partner in his own studio in Ft. Scott, Kansas. Known for his images of Native Americans and scenic views of the Columbia River and the Columbia River Highway, Gifford published Art Work of Oregon (1900) and a view book titled Snap Shots on the Columbia (1902).


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