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Baptist tour group member photograph album

Guide to the Baptist tour group member photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0539.
Creator: unknown.
Title: Baptist tour group member photograph album.
Date: 1952.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a woman who traveled around the western United States and Canada as part of a Baptist tour group.

Biographical note:
The woman who created this photograph album was apparently a member of a Baptist tour group from the eastern United States. The group traveled through the Northern Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States and Canada. For the Inside Passage portion of their trip, the group sailed aboard the M.S. Chilcotin, owned by Union Steamships, Ltd.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the contents of a small tourist album of a trip to Alaska taken during the period of August 28 to September 16, 1952. The collection includes the album cover, an introductory page, one black and white print, and 61 Kodacolor prints. Subjects of the photographs include: tour group members; Lake Louise, Banff, and Mount Eisenhower in Alberta; Ocean Falls and Lake Bennett in British Columbia; the Yukon and White Pass Railroad between Skagway and Whitehorse; Ketchikan and Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska; Mount Rainier and Yakima in Washington; and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

Arrangement: The photographs are arranged in the order they originally appeared in the album.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Archives and Special Collections does not own copyright to the collection.

Preferred citation: Baptist tour group member 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: The original album was dismantled, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2001. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2015.

Photograph list:

Item Description
1 “Our party on deck,” deck of M. S. Chilcotin (b&w print)
2 “Mayme in front of Chateau,” Lake Louise, Alberta.
3 “Mt. Eisenhower. 9380 ft.,” Mount Eisenhower, Alberta
4 Mountain scenery
5 Creek or pond
6 “Mr. Voight in a flower garden”
7 “Between Banff & Lake Louise,” garden and greenhouses
8 “Lake Louise,” view from hotel
9 “Banff Springs Hotel. Had lunch here,” Banff, Alberta
10 “Flower beds in front of Chateau,” Lake Louise, Alberta
11 “Mayme & I at Lake Louise”
12 “Ruth at Lake Louise”
13 “Boarding one of our Chartered buses,” Brewster Transport
14 “The Chilcottin. Our home for 10 days,” M. S. Chilcotin at dock.
15 “Scene on the Inside Passage to Alaska”
16 “A light house”
17 “Another beautiful view”
18 View on Inside Passage
19 “Looking at the scenery”
20 “View of a glacier”
21 “The ship turning”
22 “One of the main water falls”
23 “Mendenhall Glacier at Juneau Alaska”
24 `”This glacier is 1½ miles wide, 11½ miles long, 7 to 8 ft. deep”
25 “Road to Lake Bennett. A narrow gauge road,” Yukon and White Pass Railroad
26 “On the road to Lake Bennett. White Horse Pass,” White Pass, British Columbia
27 “Ruins of an old church at Lake Bennett,” Lake Bennett, British Columbia
28 Tour group posing with porter in front of railroad passenger car
29 “A fishing fleet”
30 “A street in Ketchikan,” downtown scene with neon city sign.
31 “Mayme & I at Ketchikan”
32 “A street in Ocean Falls,” Ocean Falls, British Columbia.
33 “Mrs Borroughs, Mayme, and I at Ocean Falls, Alaska”
34 “Ruth at Ocean Falls”
35 “A view at Mt. Rainier”
36 Woman sitting above “Yakima Park, Elev. 6400” sign
37 “Eldon Wetzel,” man loading camera at roadside
38 “Tour group posing in front of railroad passenger car, with “Baptist Tour” sign on car
39 “Mt. Rainier,” view from switchback roadway
40 “Mt. Rainier, Wash.,” view from visitor parking lot
41 “Lake at Mt. Rainier”
42 “Mt. Rainier”
43 “Bears along the way to Yellowstone Park,” Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
44 “Buffalo along the way,” elk and bison in fenced grazing area
45 Bison in forest clearing
46 “A herd of Buffalo”
47 “On the road to Yellowstone Park,” black bears on roadway
48 “Mrs. Burroughs looking at a Pool,” hot mineral pool.
49 “Another pool”
50 “Steam coming out of the ground”
51 “The morning along Pool”
52 “Our party walking toward our bus,” view of Old Faithful Lodge
53 “Yours Truly at Yellowstone Park”
54 Tourists on wooden walkway in geyser area
55 “One of the Geyser Old Faithful”
56 Tourists on steps next to Apollinaris Spring sign
57 “They stopped for a look along the way”
58 “View from the bus”
59 “On the road to Yellowstone”
60 “Old Faithful,” geyser erupting with park ranger in foreground
61 Rock cliff on lake
62 “The Chinook Hotel Yakima Wash.”

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