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Image 14 - Flooding Dry Dock at Puget Sound Navy Yard
There are many lithographed copies of this image, but it was apparently
not stolen from Otto, because some copies are dated 1905 or earlier,
prior to his
arrival from Minnesota. He must have obtained the negative from
someone. Perhaps he licensed it, and perhaps he pirated it just
like others would later pirate his work. We do not know.
This card is a copy of Otto's card; the signature has been cropped and
the original caption has been overwritten. A new caption has been
written below the original.
Some of the lithographed versions are shown below.
This copy has an undivided back (only the address could be written on
the back side), so it must have been made in 1906 or earlier.
Elsie Frasch was born on October 16, 1906 near Denver, Colorado as the
family headed west, so unless Otto visited Seattle earlier, he could
not have taken this picture.