State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 From staff reports

Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.

With more than a dozen historical photographs, some never before published, and a tidbit on every single day noting "what happened and where," the calendar makes for a well-received gift.

The calendar's editor and president of the Society, Rick Ewig, said, "Photographs from the past help us develop a perspective about Wyoming. We are fortunate to have access to these collections created by early photographers and which are held by the American Heritage Center."

Featured among them is:

Henning Svenson who founded Svenson Studio in Laramie in 1905. In 1943 the business was purchased by Walter Ludwig who renamed it the Ludwig & Svenson Studio, later Ludwig Photography.

Hugo Janssen, born in Germany in 1893, arrived in Lovell just before World War I and established his studio in 1917.

Photographer Stephen Leek was one of the earliest settlers in Jackson Hole. He was born in Canada but moved to Wyoming during the early 1880s and was a wildlife photographer along with being a hunter, trapper, dude rancher and guide.

The calendars can be purchased at the Riverton Museum or by calling society headquarters at 322-3014.

The Wyoming State Historical Society, established in 1953, recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. Members receive the prestigious quarterly journal Annals of Wyoming and the monthly newsletter Wyoming History News. For more information, visit

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