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Sally Lindsay photographs

Guide to the Sally Lindsay photographs
Circa 1899-1909

Collection number: HMC-0163.
Creator: Lindsay, Sally Irene.
Title: Sally Lindsay photographs.
Dates: circa 1899-1909.
Volume of collection: 0.1 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of the Lindsay Hotel and life Porcupine, Alaska in 1901.

Biographical note:
Sally Irene Cole was born in Albany, Oregon on April 23, 1864. She was married twice and had two daughters by her first husband, H. Burk and her second husband, Jack Lindsay. Jack and Sally Lindsay moved to Porcupine, Alaska in 1899 where they built and operated the Lindsay Hotel. Sally Lindsay was the chief housekeeper of the hotel and was also a ladies’ tailor and practical nurse. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1907. Some time later she and Jack Lindsay were divorced. She left Alaska in 1909. Sally Lindsay was a practical nurse and also a women’s tailor. She died in Washington in 1951.

Collection description:
This collection contains fourteen photographs concerning Sally Irene Cole Lindsay, the Lindsay Hotel, and Porcupine, Alaska. Included are exterior and interior views of the Lindsay Hotel, the town and area around Porcupine, and local residents. A majority of the photographs are undated.

Digitized copies: Five images from the collection have been digitized and placed online in the Alaska’s Digital Archives (links to individual photographs in the list below). For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Use restrictions: Use of images in this collection must include in the citation that the collection was donated to the Archives by Lindsay’s descendants, the Winella and James A. Vibbert family. See “Required citation.”

Rights note: The Archives owns copyright to materials to which Sally Irene Lindsay owned copyright.

Required citation: Sally Lindsay photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage. Donated to Archives by Lindsay’s descendents, the Winella and James Vibbert family.

Acquisition note: This collection was loaned to the archives for copying in 1988 by descendants of Sally Lindsay, the family of Winella and James A. Vibbert.

Processing information: This collection was described by Dennis Walle in 1995.

Photograph list:

Photograph number Description Date
1 Porcupine City, Alaska. Photo by Blankenberg. undated
2 Lindsay Hotel (two story log building) undated
3 Lindsay Hotel (log building with three stories). Photo by Blankenberg. undated
4 Hotel Interior (man and woman in rocking chairs–dining room table at right). Photo by Blankenberg. undated
5 Hotel Interior (two women in chairs–stove at left). Photo by Blankenberg. undated
6 Hotel Interior (dining room table). Photo by Blankenberg. undated
7 Hotel Interior (dining room table, stove, two American flags). undated
8 Hotel Interior (dining room table–serving table at left) undated
9 Hotel Interior (stereo photo–dining room table). Caption above picture: “Porcupine, Alaska. Building by Jack and Sally Lindsay – 1901.” 1901
10 Hotel Interior (stereo photo–stove and chairs). undated
11 Hotel Bedroom (dressing table and bed) undated
12 Outing at Sawmill Site (five men and five women). Photo by Blankenberg. undated
13 Two Women on Outing (with dog and rifle–snow in creek bed at right) undated
14 Two Women on Outing (with dog and gun–they are sitting on glaciated snow in creek bed and have flowers and snowballs) undated

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