JACK CARVER was the staff photographer for The Bellingham Herald from October 1945 to August 1981. This exhibition features images selected from the photographer’s remarkable legacy of 50,000 negatives and 20,000 original prints.
Though the newspaper routinely credited his photos to an anonymous “Herald Staff,” area residents knew who Jack Carver was. He seemed to be at every community event, however momentous or modest, with that large camera he lugged around. Jack Keith, Herald editor at the time of Carver’s retirement described him as “a hometown journalist who had a knack for being there when Bellingham history was made.”
Carver’s high-resolution images document nearly forty years in the history of Bellingham and Whatcom County.