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Matteson, Sumner W., 1867-1920



  • Existence: 1867 - 1920

Biographical History

Sumner W. Matteson (1867-1920) was an American photojournalist.

Casagrande, L.B. Side trips, c1983:t.p. (in title: Sumner W. Matteson) p. 4, etc. (b. 9-15-1867; d. 10-27-1920)

Sumner Matteson Old Milwaukee Collection, website viewed July 21, 2016(photographs of the City of Milwaukee between 1910 and 1920; taken by Sumner Matteson, a resident of Milwaukee at the time working as an accountant while engaging in his hobby as a photographer; Matteson lived in Milwaukee from 1909-1920)

Sumner W. Matteson Collection, website viewed July 21, 2016(Sumner W. Matteson; born in1867 in Decorah, Iowa; BS, University of Minnesota, 1888; bank clerk in Decorah and Greant Falls, Montana; became St. Paul agent for the Overman Wheel Company, makers of a popular bicycle; moved to Denver with the Overman Company; by 1899 calling himself an amateur photographer; from 1898 to 1908 Matteson crisscrossed North America taking photogrpahs; photojournalist; moved to Milwaukee in 1909; in 1920 returned to Mexico and climbed Mt. Popocatepetl, stayed too long, developed pulmonary edema, and died in Mexico City)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sumner W. Matteson photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 388
Scope and Contents

Collection includes ten photographs taken by Sumner W. Matteson during the 1890s. Includes images of Yellowstone National Park, American bison, and other animals.

Dates: approximately 1890-1900