Discovered - The Kootenay Outlet Collection

The identity of the Kootenay Outlet collection photographer is still a mystery. However, there was an itinerant commercial photographer, David Wadds, who was active in the Kootenay Lake area during the period of 1900-1910. He was known to leave behind his glass plate negatives (a heavy burden to carry around), after selling the prints ordered by his clients. The artful compositions and the diversity of the subjects and locations make it likely that they were the product of a professional photographer.