The Lawrence Lindsley photo collection story that appeared in my column last week has more history to it than I knew, thanks to Jerry Isenhart.
It seems there were two collections of Lindsley glass plate photos of the Chelan area primarily that he took early in the century.
Lindsley gave one set to Don Isenhart and the other set to Bob Byrd. Byrd’s set went to the Chelan Museum, purchased from Byrd by the museum and by the Jerald Edson Isenhart Trust, and it remains at the museum.
Lindsley gave Don Isenhart his set in the late 70’s. Don stored them at The World for some years. Upon Don’s death in 1987 they went to his son Jerry. He donated them to the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, which digitized the collection and stored the glass plates there.
Jerry also has interviews of Lindsley with Don Isenhart, as well as interviews between Don and Scott Brundage. Jerry recounted the patience that the photographer needed, that one photo took 10 days to get the perfect setting. His goal is to get a table-top book of those Chelan photos.