Edward J Siegrist

Edward J Siegrist was a photographer, jeweler and optician who ran a shop in North Bend, Washington from early 1908 until January 1910. He was elected the first treasurer of North Bend when it was incorporated in February 1909. In April 1909 the Issaquah Press reported that he was temporarily relocating to the Richardson building until he could finish construction of his new building after his first business burned along with half of North Bend in a fire earlier that month. In January 1910, the Issaquah Press reported him selling his business to Mr. Graham and taking a trip to visit his old home in Wisconsin. He is found later that year beginning a new jewelry, optician and photography business in Concrete, Washington.

Siegrist took a number of photographs of the Snoqualmie Valley, its people and places while here. His experience with lenses probably accounts for the quality of his photographs. He appears to have sold his business in 1917, disappearing from view.

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