Elias Foster Everitt was born in 1837. Little is known about this photographer's early life. His career seems to have begun in the town of Mankato in south-central Minnesota around 1870. Everitt practiced here for ten years. During this time he issued mainly views of Mankato and its vicinity. He also photographed a young boy, Oscar O. Suborn, who recognized the fugitive Cole Younger and his Gang near Madelia, Minnesota on September 21, 1876. This led directly to the end of the James/Younger Gang’s bank robbing days. Everitt’s total known Minnesota views total around 80, although he claims to have produced over 200.
Everitt moved to Oregon in the early 1880’s. Stereoviews credited to the towns of Ashland, Roseburg, Medford and Grants Pass have all been seen. He was listed in Grants Pass from 1886-1889. In 1897 Everitt moved to Southern California and opened the "Elias Everitt & The Redlands Photographic Studio." He stayed in business until 1924.
His Yellowstone views number well over 100 views, but they are extremely rare. Most seen were issued on Mankato Minnesota mounts, while a few have the Oregon credit line. This indicates at least a few printings of his views. The photos may have been taken on his move from Minnesota to Oregon. The total numbers produced must have been quite low, in order to explain the scarcity of these views today.
Baronett's Bridge on Yellowstone River 193