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Unnumbered Image - A Washington Lady Bear Hunter, Tacoma Wash.
This picture of Mary Frasch was reprinted by Frank A. Neyhart & Co.
of Tacoma as a Curt Teich (C.T.) Photocrom. The original photo
was apparently taken in Lilliwaup, where the family lived. Elsie
Frasch, Otto and Mary's first daughter, had the original photo in her
album. Otto borrowed the album before he died; the photo was
never seen again.
We do not know if Mary actually shot the bear herself, but the presence of
a photo of two men posed by the same bear suggests that she did not.