Lester Northup was born in Illinois and moved to Michigan with his parents when he was a young boy. The Civil War beckoned him and he joined the 11th Illinois Cavalry. He came to Bangor from South Haven about 1870 and became a noted photographer. In 1895 he sold his shop to M. O. Whitney and moved back to South Haven, going into partnership with his son Vassar. They eventually sold their shop and moved to Everett, WA. Lester died in 1905 and was buried there. Vassar then located in Portland, OR and seems to have disappeared. If you have seen or heard from him, we would like to know about any family he may have had.