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How A Nocturnal Politician Became The Unlikely Father Of Wildlife Photography

In the late 19th and early 20th century, photographer George Shiras lived something of a double life. During the day, he served as a successful lawyer and politician, eventually becoming a member of the House of Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania. At night, however, he roamed the black wilderness from Allegheny to Lake Superior, photographing the deer, lynx, raccoons… Read more »