Great Lakes Transit Corporation ship


Great Lakes Transit Corporation ship


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Louis James Pesha (1868 1912) was a noted photographer of ships of the Great Lakes. Born in Euphemia Township, Lambton County, he moved to the US in 1901 and opened the Pesha Postcard Company in Marine City, Michigan. His primary focus was photographing commercial ships as they passed in front of his studio on the Saint Clair River. He would later print many of his photographs as postcards, selling them to stores. Following Peshas death in a car accident in 1912, his widow Lena continued the business in Marine City. In about 1920 she moved the business to Detroit but shortly thereafter went out of business. Today Louis's photos are highly sought by collectors of Great Lakes memorabilia, especially since the majority of his glass negatives were destroyed.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Pesha Photo
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1916
  • Place Published: Buffalo, NY
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    13 x 18 cm b&w photo mounted on 20 x 25 cm board. Foxing. Labeled "3818, Buffalo, 1916, Pesha Photo" at bottom.

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