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Image 109 - 1st Ave. from Yesle Way
This busy street scene shows 1st Avenue from Yesler Way about
1908. The street name is Yesler Way; many Frasch photos have
typographical errors such as this one. Note the lettering on the
Independent Brewing Co. cart in the lower right corner of the image.
Image 109 - 1st Ave. from Yesle Way - variant
In this variant of the photo, the incription on the beer cart has been
scratched out, though it is still slightly readable.
Image 109 - 1st Ave. from Yesle Way - copy by Pacific Novelty Company
This copy of the image was printed by Pacific Novelty Company of San
a large postcard publisher of the era. Note that the lettering on
the beer cart is gone completely.
Otto complained bitterly about "pirates" stealing his work.
Copyright was much harder to obtain in the early 20th Century; the
image had to be registered before it was published and a copyright
notice had to be printed on it. Thus this copy, though possibly
unethical, was not necessarily illegal.