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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith traveled to Southeast Alaska by ship in 1891.
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 by searching “Mr. and Mrs. William P. Smith.”
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.
Descriptions are taken from captions in the album.
|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)|
|11||A glacier, Taku Inlet, Alaska|
|12||Sunset 10 P.M., Alaska|
|14||Wrangell Narrows, Alaska|
|15||Patterson Glacier, Alaska. 1st glacier seen|
|16||Treadwell Mine, Douglas City, opposite Juneau, Alaska|
|19||Indians trading, Douglas City, Alaska|
|21||Pres. (Presbyterian) Church, 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|