He went on a hunting trip in 1928 that wouldn’t even merit a footnote in Idaho history, except that we have pictures. As any TV news reporter will tell you, it didn’t happen unless someone took pictures.
The someone in this case was Ansgar Johnson, Sr. He was apparently with the governor and several other men on the hunting trip, and he came back with some great, in-focus shots. About a dozen of those pictures were donated to the Idaho State Historical Society and are part of their digital collection.
The photo on the left is of Gov. Baldrige in his furry chaps proudly standing next to a coyote skin. With him in the picture is a man identified as “Deadshot” Reed. In the photo on the right the governor is the one running a camera. It’s a “moving picture machine” according to the hand-written caption.
Do you have some cool old pictures taken in Idaho? The Idaho State Historical Society is one of several archives in the state where you could donate them. I’d be happy to help you share them here, if they show something that tells a good story.