Clyde Banks, owner of Clyde Banks camera shop in Bellingham, WA, which operated from the early 1900s until ca. 1960. Some of the photos used in this blog were taken by Clyde Banks, who with his camera captured many aspects of the “old days” in Whatcom County, with a strong focus on nature photography, thus creating a valuable record of “then versus now” with regard to the natural landscape.
“Sunset From Chuckanut Drive,” by Clyde Banks (click to enlarge image.
To learn more about the life and times of Clyde Banks, see http://www.clydebanks.com/about.html. To view a small gallery of some of his very finest nature photography, see http://www.clydebanks.com/photos.html (thumbnails only).
Clyde Banks looking quite dapper in his aviator’s apparel. It was August 31, 1920, and he was was about to become the first to take photographs of Mt. Baker from the air. According to his niece, Beverly Banks Hammer, the plane crashed, but both Clyde and his intrepid pilot, Dave Logg, walked away unhurt. (Photo courtesy of Beverly Banks Hammer)