D. S. Clark photograph album

Guide to the D.S. Clark photograph album
1927

Collection number: HMC-0614.
Creator: Clark, D.S.
Title: D.S. Clark photograph album.
Date: 1927.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of a tourist traveling by boat and train through Canada and Alaska.

Biographical note:
D. S. Clark was a tourist who visited Alaska and Northwest Canada in 1927. His tour included travel from Seattle through Victoria, Ketchikan, Skagway, Whitehorse, Dawson, Eagle, Fort Yukon, Tanana, Nenana, Fairbanks, Seward, Valdez and Wrangell, among other localities. The tour group traveled the following routes: the Inside Passage by steamship to Skagway; the Yukon and White Pass Railway to Whitehorse; down the Yukon River to Tanana by riverboat steamer; up the Tanana River to Nenana; the Alaska Railroad north to Fairbanks and then south to Seward; east on Prince William Sound to Valdez by steamship; and returned via the Inside Passage. Mr. Clark stopped at Crater Lake, Oregon, on his way home.

Collection description:
The collection consists of D. S. Clark’s Alaska circle tour photograph album. The collection contains the original album, including 203 prints, 32 of which are photo post cards, 55 copy negatives of selected images, and an Alaska tour map from the center of a promotional tourist pamphlet. The photographs in the album document Mr. Clark’s tour and include cities, towns, villages, parks, rivers, railroads, glaciers, steamships, and riverboat steamers. The cities, towns and villages include Seattle, Victoria, Ketchikan, Skagway, Carcross, Whitehorse, Dawson, Nation, Eagle, Little Salmon, Fort Yukon, Fairbanks, Valdez, and Wrangell. The parks include Rainier National Park, McKinley National Park, and Crater Lake National Park. The rivers include the Yukon, Tanana, Nenana and Copper. The railroads include the Yukon and White Pass Railway, the Alaska Railroad, and the Copper River and Northwest Railway. The glaciers include the Sumdrum, Taku, Columbia, Spencer, Childs and Miles glaciers. The steamships include the Challamba, Aleutian, and Admiral Watson. The riverboat steamers include the Canadian, Dawson and Yukon.

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in original order.

Alternative formats: Copy negatives of 55 selected images were made.

Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives by searching “D.S. Clark photograph album.” For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

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

Preferred citation: D.S. Clark photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Related materials: Related collections may be found in the Archives and Special Collections’ Topic Guides under “Tourism in Alaska.”

Acquisition note: This collection was acquired from an online auction in 2003.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2003. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Becky Butler in 2016.

Container list:

Note: Item numbers correspond with page numbers in album and the following letters reflect image order on page.

Item Description Date
1a “Seattle Wash.” Harbor scene. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
1b “D.S. Clark.” Man aiming bow and arrow. undated
1c “A.P. Mann.” Woman aiming bow and arrow. undated
2a “Mount Rainier, June 28, 1927” Group of ten men and women on skis on slope below mountain top. 1927 June 28
3a “Nisqually Glacier.” Group of ten men and women standing next to crevasse on glacier. undated
4a “Paradise Inn and Tatoosh Range, June, Rainier National Park.”; Ranapar Studio, T-11 1923
4b “An Alpine Glade, Paradise Valley, Rainier National Park”; Ranapar Studio, T-96 1925
4c “The Mountain From Inspiration Point, Rainier National Park.”; Ranapar Studio, T-24 1923
4d “Storm-Blown Firs at Edge of Nisqually Glacier, Rainier National Park.”; Ranapar Studio, T-39 1923
5a-c “New Black Diamond Coal Mine, Pacific Coast Coal Co., Seattle.” Man and woman posing with mine employees at entrance to mine. undated
5d “Government Dry Dock, Victoria, B. C.” View of dry dock and ship from above. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
6a Steamship Challamba in dry dock. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
6b Hoist at dry dock. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
6c Rear of steamship with propeller in dry dock. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
7a “Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
7b “Victoria Harbor.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
7c “Near Vancouver.” View from ship. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
7d “Tide Rips in Seymour N[arrows]”; Thwaites, 2117. Photo post card sent to Mrs. W. C. Clark of Alhambra, California, from D. S. Clark. undated
8a “Scene from Streamers Deck, Alaska.”; Thwaites, Y.32. Photo post card sent from D. S. Clarks to Mrs. W. C. Clark, Alhambra, California. undated
8b “Sumdrum Glacier.” Distant view from ship. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
8c “Chief Johnson’s Totem and Residence, Ketchikan, Alaska.”; T04. Photo post card. undated
8d “15343. Totem Pole of Thlinget Chief Kian, Ketchikan, Alaska.”; T018. Photo post card. undated
9a-d “Taku Glacier.” Four different views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
10a “Iceberg Near Taku.” Tourist looking at iceberg from ship railing. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
10b “Taku Glacier.” Photo post card. undated
10c “Auke Lake and Mendenhall Glacier.”; W.C.W. Photo post card. undated
10d “Skagway Alaska from Mt Dewey.” Photo post card. undated
11a “Pullen House Skagway.” Photo post card. undated
11b “Blanchard Garden, Skagway, Alaska.” Photo post card. undated
11c Skagway Street Car automobile parked on boardwalk. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
11d “Dead Horse Gluch [Gulch], White Pass & Yukon Route.” Photo post card. undated
12a “Behind Lake Bennett.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
12b “Lake Bennett.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
12c “Boundary, British Columbia – Alaska.” View of station, flags, platform, and snow fences. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
13a “Steel Bridge, W. P. & Y. Ry.” View of train crossing bridge. Photo post card. undated
13b “Portage to Lake Atlin” Small locomotive and train running next to lake. undated
13c “Str. Tutshi W. P. Y. R., Carcross, Yukon, Canada.” Photo post card. undated
13d “The Atlin Inn, Atlin, B.C.”; Courtesy Canadian National Railway. Photo post card. undated
14a “Atlin Mt., Atlin, B.C.” Photo post card. undated
14b “Gold Mine, Lake Atlin.” Tourists viewing operations at drift mine. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
14c “Sleuce Box.” Tourist and water flume. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
15a-d “Miles Canyon near Whitehorse, Y. T.” Four different views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
16a “Whitehorse Rapids.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
16b “Lewes River at Whitehorse, Y. T.” undated
16c “River Boat, Whitehorse to Dawson.” Riverboat steamer Casca pulling into dock. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
17a-b “Yukon River.” Views from riverboat. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
17c-d “Five Finger Rapids.” Views from riverboat. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
18a-d “Five Finger Rapids” Four different views from riverboat. 18c given to Clark by tour. undated
19a Riverboat steamer Canadian of Victoria, B.C. in Five Finger Rapids. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
19b “Five Finger Rapids.” View from riverboat. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
19c View of rapids. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
19d “Str. Dawson, Wrecked Aug. 1926.” View of the riverboat Dawson of Victoria, B.C. from behind, floundering in river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
20a “Loading Fuel.” Men loading wood from piles on bank of river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
20b View of riverbank. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
20c “Dawson.” View of city from across river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
20d “Gold Dredge.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
21a Dredge tailings. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
21b Scenic view. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
21c “Dredge.” View of front of dredge. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
21d View out the rear of the dredge. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
22a “Nation Alaska.” View of town from river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
22b Riverboat Yukon at Eagle. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
22c-d Street scenes at Eagle, including Riverside House and Northern Commercial Company store. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
23a, c-d Yukon River views from riverboat. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
23b “Little Salmon, Alaska.” View of village from riverboat. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
24a View of Fort Yukon from river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
24b View of bend in the river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
24c “Hospital” Hospital in Fort Yukon with greenhouse. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
24d People and freight on riverbank at Fort Yukon. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
25a “Fort Yukon, Alaska” Panorama of the town in four sections. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
26a “Calico Bluff.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
26b “Yukon River, 11:20 P.M. July 16, 1927.” Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 16
26c “Salmon Wheel.” Fish wheel on river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
26d Distant view of Fort Yukon from river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
27a “Fort Yukon, 12°F, July 17, 1927.” Close-up of thermometer. Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 17
27b – c “Sunset North of Arctic Circle 11: P.M., July 17, 1927.” Prints given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 17
28a “Sunrise.” Sunrise in Beaver, Alaska. Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 18
28b “2 A.M.” Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 18
28c “2:25 A.M.” Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 18
28d “2:45 A.M.” Print given to Clark by tour. 1927 July 18
29a Sunset on Yukon River. undated
30a Sunset scene on Yukon River with trees in foreground and bluff in distance. undated
31a “Salmon Drying 1:30 A.M., Beaver, Alaska.” Drying rack with pitched roof. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
31b “Tanana River.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
31c “Famous Tanana River, Alaska”; Cann. Photo post card. undated
31d “Fishing Settlement, Tanana River” Fish camp with fish wheel on river. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
32a “Fish Camp on Tanana River, Alaska.” Photo post card. undated
32b “Alaska Fish Wheel.” Photo post card. undated
32c “Fairbanks From Airplane.” Photo post card. undated
32d “Galloway Yak, U.S. Exp. Sta., Fairbanks, Alaska.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
33a “Dredging – Fairbanks District.” Dredge in operation. undated
33b “Gold Dredging, Fairbanks, Alaska.” View of dredging pond and tailings; Cann. undated
33c “Placer Mining, Fairbanks, Alaska.” Drift mine scene. undated
33d Drift mine scene. undated
34a “Placer Mining – Fairbanks.” Drift mine scene; Cann. Photo post card. undated
34b “Fairbanks, Alaska.” Railroad passenger cars next to International Hotel. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
34c “Healy River Coal Mine.” Locomotive and train at mine. Photo post card. undated
35a-c “Nenana River.” Three different river views from Alaska Railroad. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
35d “Tourist Camp – McKinley Park.” Tent camp; Cann. Photo post card. undated
36a-d “Mt. McKinley National Park.” Four different mountain and tundra views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
37a View from park road. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
37b “Mt. McKinley.” Photo post card. undated
37c “Sunrise on Mt. McKinley.” Photo post card. undated
37d Tundra view. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
38a “Mt. McKinley.” Mountain view with river in foreground. undated
39a Mountain view near Nenana River. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
39b-d “Sled dogs.” Dogs and dog houses at park station. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
40a Portrait of sled dog. undated
41a “‘Reiny’ Curry, Alaska.” Reindeer in front of Curry Hotel. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
41b View from train approaching snowshed. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
41c “Snowshed.” Closer view of snowshed from train. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
41d “Spencer Glacier.” View from train. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
42a “Spencer Glacier Alaska RR.” undated
43a-b “Spencer Glacier.” Two different views from train. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
43c-d “Views from Loop, Alaska Railroad.” Two different views from train. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
44a “The ‘Loop’ – Alaska Railroad”; G.L.J. undated
45a-c “Along Alaska Railroad.” Three different glacier views from train. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
45d “Entrance to Columbia Glacier.” View in Prince William Sound. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
46a-d “Columbia Glacier.” Four different distant views of glacier. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
47a-d “Columbia Glacier.” Four different progressively closer views of glacier. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
48a-b “Columia Glacier.” Two different views of glacier. undated
48c “Near Valdez.” View of Prince William Sound. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
48d “Valdez, Alaska.” View of town from docks. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
49a Mountain view near Valdez. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
49b Mountain scene and wood frame of roof. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
49c “Keystone Canyon.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
50a Mountain scene and wood frame of roof. undated
51a-d “Childs Glacier.” Four different close views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
52a “Miles Glacier.” Distant view of glacier. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
52b “Copper River & N.W. Railroad.” View of railroad bridge. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
52c “Copper River & N. W. Railroad.” View from front of train approaching bridge. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
52d “Typical Alaskan Cannery.” Distant view of cannery from ship. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
53a “Mt. Fairweather in distance.” View through the fog. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
53b “Wrangell, Alaska.” Distant view from ship. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
53c-d “Near Cape Spencer, Taken about 40 miles from shore.” Two different views of mountains. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
54a Street scene in front of Bear Totem Store. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
54b “Chief Shakes House.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
54c “Chief Johnson’s House (Not Retouched).” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
54d View of two totem poles. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
55a “Totem Poles on dock, Wrangell, Alaska.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
55b-d “Inside Passage en route.” Three different views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
56a-b Two different passage views from ship. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
56c “Boat Drill S.S. Aleutian.” Print given to Clark by tour. undated
56d “Seymour Narrows.” View with front of ship at left. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
57a-b “Seymour Narrows.” Two different views. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
57c-d “Admiral Watson on rocks, wrecked July 30, 1927.” Distant views from ship. Prints given to Clark by tour. undated
58a “Criswell-Adams & Express Parties.” Group photo of touring parties on ship’s deck. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
58b “Criswell-Adams Party.” Group photo of touring party on ship’s deck. Print given to Clark by tour. undated
58c Crater Lake, Oregon view. undated
58d “Crater Lake Lodge”; Paterson, 326. Photo post card. undated
59a-d Four different Crater Lake, Oregon views. undated
60a Crater Lake, Oregon view. undated

 

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