Guide to the Ohio family tourist album

Guide to the Ohio family tourist album
1914 June-July

Collection number: HMC-0553.
Creator: unknown.
Title: Ohio family tourist album.
Dates: 1914 June-July.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of an unidentified Ohio family from a trip to Alaska, British Columbia, and Glacier National Park in Montana.

Biographical note:
Not available at this time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a tourist photograph album of a family, likely from Ohio, who traveled to Coastal British Columbia, Southeast Alaska, and Glacier National Park, Montana. Subjects of the photographs include tent camping; Alert Bay and Port Simpson, British Columbia; Wrangell, Alaska; Glacier National Park; and two men recreating in Cleveland, Ohio. The photographs of Alert Bay and Wrangell are of village streets, houses, and totem poles. Glacier National Park scenes include those of the Glacier Park Hotel, the Two Medicine Lake Lodge, the Going to the Sun Camp, the Many Glacier Camp, and Iceberg Lake.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original order.

Alternative formats: The collection contains a xerographic copy of 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: Ohio family tourist 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 Jeffrey Sinnott in 2002. The finding aid to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Sieja in 2016.

Item list:
Note: Item numbers reflect the page of the album where each item can be found and the order of the items on each page.

Item Description
1a “Ippi Appi:” Stairs to porch on house
1b “Her turn to get the wood.” Woman with firewood crouched at entrance to tent
1c “Teddy.” Man carrying split firewood
2a “Just an appetizer.” Three women and one man standing near campfire
2b “Toasting bacon.” Three women and one man toasting bacon on sticks over campfire
2c “Carrying provisions from the boat to ‘eating-house.'” Man carrying crate and three women watching
2d “An Indian descendent.” Woman standing at entrance to tent
3a “Tent of Sister & myself. Bed of balsam.” Interior view of tent with stove at left and bed at right
3b  “Sunset – 9:30 p.m., Port Simpson.” View of bay and houses at left
3c “An Alaskan Indian Chief’s son. Small boy standing on steps of house
3d “Alert Bay. Trading village.” Village scene from boardwalk
4a “Alert Bay. An Indian chief’s house.” Woman standing next to totem pole in front of house
4b “Alert Bay. A different type of totem poles from anywhere else.” View down unpaved street with houses and totem poles
4c “Site of oldest building in Wrangle.” Woman sitting with dog on overturned boat in front of small totem pole and house
4d “‘Knocking at the door.’ Not an inhabitant of Wrangle.” Woman knocking at door of house
5a “Street in Wrangle. Showing result of lumber industry. There are two horses in town.” View looking down boarded street.
5b “Bertha’s favorite totem. One of the homes of Chief Shakes’ son.” Woman standing on railed walkway next to totem pole and house
5c “An early morning start from Glacier Park Hotel for ‘Medicine Lake’ or ‘Going-to-the-Sun’ Camp.” Exterior view of hotel entrance with park bus at left and native in headdress in center
6a “‘Two Medicine Lake.’ A morning’s ride from Glacier Park Station.” Two Medicine Lake Lodge and outbuilding
6b “Looking for mountain goat. Tourists looking across lake to mountainside from lodge deck
6c “Trick Falls near Two Medicine Lodge.” Woman standing next to stream
6d “Type of dining room & living room throughout the Park.” Interior view of upper floor dining room with vaulted ceiling and large windows.
7a “Our log camp at ‘Going to the Sun’ Camp.” Interior view of woman in camp building
7b “‘Going to the Sun.’ Most picturesque of all the camps. Sample of mountain names: ‘Lone Dog’ – ‘Rising Wolf.” View of porch deck, railing, and chairs at lodge
7c “Travelling by pack. About to ford a stream.” Man leading saddled horse
7d “‘Going to the Sun’ is so steep – no wheels – Luggage being brought up from launch – to rooms.” Team of two horses pulling sled
8a “‘Where the trail divides.'” Woman standing at top of steep mountain trail
8b-c “After an accident to a motor bus, in turning out for this Indian team. On the way to ‘Many Glacier’ Camp”
9a-b “Just views of Glacier Park. On our way to Iceberg Lake, a distance seven miles from ‘Many Glacier’ Camp.” Views of a burnt pine forest and woman in forest clearing in front of mountain scenery
10a “One of the chalets.” View of chalet, waterfall, and stream at Many Glacier Camp
10b “The huge mountain on the sides of which the chalets of ‘Many Glacier’ camp are perched. * Our chalet”
11a “This was our first view and impression, and lasting remembrance of Iceberg Lake.” View from meadow of trees on the shore of Iceberg Lake.
12a “Sister on a glacier – July 26, 1914. Flowers in one hand – Snow ball in the other.” Woman standing on ice field at shore of lake
12b “Iceberg Lake. One half mile across. Fifty or more varieties of flowers on the banks. Small ice bergs floating. Three weeks before – lake was frozen all over.” View of lake with flowers and rocks in foreground
12c “Sister eating lunch on shores of Iceberg Lake.” View of lake with woman at far left
13a-d “A day in Cleveland.” Same two men sitting in automobile, sitting on porch, and standing at entrance to “All Heidelberg” beer garden

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