JEFFERS art studio
OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON USA
Joseph Jeffers ( 1881-1924 ) ~ Opal Jeffers ( 1885-1972 )
Vibert Jeffers ( 1905 - 1975 )
This family business operated as a commercial, portrait and fine art, photographic studio from 1903 to 1973. Founder, Joe jeffers, was a contemporary and supplied photographs to the curtis studio in Seattle.
Joe was an avid adventurer and captured the excitement and early development of a new frontier and at the top of his success he disappeared into a crevasse while on a photographic expedition with son, vibert, in the Olympic mts. Jeffers Glacier on Mt. Olympus is named in his honor.
Opal, joe's widow was adept in the business as well as a studio photographer and colorist, kept the studio going until their son, Vibert, returned from school and took over the business in 1930. Much of Vibe's style came from his studies in Hollywood, CA in thirties. When "Vibe" retired in 1973 the Jeffers family had left behind a legacy of approximately 500,000 negatives, including original prints. the jeffers collection's Subject matter is extensive. The hundreds of images of Washington’s State Capitol, its' events and people, construction of washington's beautiful Capitol Campus are a state legacy.