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Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith photograph album

Guide to the Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0518.
Smith, William P.
Smith, Mrs. William P.
Title: Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith photograph album.
Date: 1891
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a couple who traveled to Southeast Alaska.

Biographical note:
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith traveled to Southeast Alaska by ship in 1891.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a photograph album containing 48 black and white prints belonging to Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith. The images were taken during a cruise through Southeast Alaska in 1891. Subjects include: Glacier Bay; Wrangell Narrows; Muir, Taku and Patterson glaciers; the towns of Wrangell, Juneau, Douglas and Sitka; Treadwell Mine; Baranof Castle; Alaska Native traders; the Russian Orthodox Church at Sitka; and waterfalls and other scenery.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Alternative formats: A xerographic copy of the album was made, as well as copy negatives of selected photographs.

Digitized copies: Selected photographs from the album have been digitized and can by found on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection, however due to their age, the photographs are likely in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay in 2001.

Processing information: This collection was described by Kathleen Hertel-Baker in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

Photograph list:
Descriptions are taken from captions in the album.

Photograph Description
1 Bella Bella, British Columbia
2 Water-fall, Graham Reach, Princess Royal Island, B. C.
3 Water-fall, Frazer Reach, B. C.
4 Water-fall, Graham Reach, B.C.
5 Totem poles, Fort Wrangell, Alaska
6 Totem poles, Fort Wrangell
7 Chief’s grave with totems, Fort Wrangell
8 Totem Pole, Fort Wrangell.
9 Taku Glacier, Alaska (2 photographs glued to form a single image)
10 Taku Inlet
11 A glacier, Taku Inlet, Alaska
12 Sunset 10 P.M., Alaska
13 Wrangell Narrows
14 Wrangell Narrows, Alaska
15 Patterson Glacier, Alaska. 1st glacier seen
16 Treadwell Mine, Douglas City, opposite Juneau, Alaska
17 Treadwell Mine
18 Juneau, Alaska
19 Indians trading, Douglas City, Alaska
20 Juneau
21 Pres. (Presbyterian) Church, Juneau
22 Juneau
23 Indian canoe, Juneau
24 Reflection of Muir Glacier, Alaska
25 Crevasse, Muir Glacier, Alaska
26 Muir Glacier, Alaska (2 photographs glued to form a single image)
27 Ice, Top of Muir Glacier
28 H. Forbes on tip top of Muir Glacier
29 Ice, top of Muir Glacier
30 Top of Muir
31 Ice-bergs, Glacier Bay, Alaska
32 Ice-bergs, Glacier Bay, Alaska
33 Ice-bergs, Glacier Bay, Alaska
34 Ice-bergs, Glacier Bay, Alaska
35 Indian traders, government building, Sitka, Alaska
36 Indian totem, salmon drying, Sitka
37 Russian fort of refuge from Indians in time of war, Sitka
38  Suspension bridge, Indian River, Sitka
39 Water mill, Sitka.
40 Greek Church (front view) Sitka
41 Tree growing from top of a rock, Town Hall, Sitka
42 Baranof Castle, Sitka
43 Greek Church (side view) Sitka
44 Baranof Castle, Sitka
45 Davidson Glacier, 10:30 P. M., Alaska
46 Ice-berg. Glacier Bay, Alaska

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