In this photo, thought to have been taken during the 1920s or 30s near Brisco, an unknown man stands with the remains of a Chinook salmon, a species which used to spawn in the upper Columbia River, prior to the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1942. This is the only known photograph of a Chinook salmon taken in the Upper Columbia Valley. The salmon weighed up to 40 pounds and were a valuable source of food for the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people. The photo may have been taken by valley photographer A.E. Fisher, who documented much of life in the valley during the early 20th century. If you have any more information about this or any other Historical Lens photo please contact Photo courtesy of Robert Ede