I have a little information about Thrasher in Wabash. If anyone has biographical information about him, please share.
Joan Hostetler, Coordinator
Indiana Photographers Project
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"The Paper" of Wabash Co, 11 Jan. 1984, p. 1 [?]:
"On the Trail of A. F. Thrasher," describes research efforts of Univ. of Montana masters history student, Mary C. Hortsman. Article focuses on A. F. Thrasher: b. California, went to Montana in 1870s. Joined 1871 expedition to Colter's Hell (later Yellowstone National Park). The group included a few Wabash businessmen, including Josiah Daugherty, pres. of Wabash's old First National Bank. Thrasher went to Wabash in 1872 for 8 months, apparently looking for financial backers for another expedition. He brought along over 100 glass plates of Yellowstone and advertised copies for sale in Wabash Plain Dealer and the Wabash Republican. [Ron Woodward, Wabash County Historian, told me that there should be many newspaper clippings in the Thrasher file at the Wabash Co. Hist. Soc., but they could not locate them in Aug. 1993.]
Biographies of Western Photographers, p. 212: Thrasher d. mid-1870s