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Lake Clark area visitor photographs

Guide to the Lake Clark area visitor photographs
circa 1911-1914

Collection number: HMC-0636.
Creator: unknown.
Title: Lake Clark area visitor photographs.
Dates: circa 1911-1914.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of a visitor to Lake Clark and nearby Portage Creek and Bonanza Creek placer mining areas.

Biographical note:
Not available at this time.

Collection description:
The collection consists of photographs taken during a trip to Lake Clark and the placer mining areas of Portage and Bonanza Creeks to the north. The collection contains 43 black and white prints. Locations depicted include: the Inland Passage, Prince William Sound, Cordova Harbor, Fort Liscum (Valdez), Iliamna Bay (Cook Inlet), AC Point, Dutton Ledge, Lake Iliamna, Roadhouse Bay, Lake Clark, Tanalian Point, Portage Creek, and Bonanza Creek (a tributary of the Mulchatna River). Ships depicted include the S.S. Admiral Sampson of the Alaska Pacific Steamship Company, and the wreck of the S. S. Olympia.

Arrangement: The photographs are arranged in no discernible order.

Alternative formats: Six black and white copy negatives were made from prints in the collection.

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 Collection does not hold copyright to the photographs.

Preferred citation: Lake Clark area visitor photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by Archives and Special Collections on eBay in 2000.

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

Container list:

Item Description
1 “Steam schooner below Active Pass, Vancouver Island”
2 “C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railroad] Boat on inland passage from Admiral Sampson
3 “C.P.R. Boat on inland passage from Admiral Sampson
4 “Tug boat on inland passage.”
5 “Passengers on Sampson, Virginia Daugherty [small girl] in rope.” Three women and small girl
6 “Passengers on Sampson.” Five women, one man, and small girl
7 “Passengers on Sampson
8 “Cordova Harbor from Sampson
9 “Cordova Harbor from Sampson
10 “Cordova Harbor from Sampson
11 “Wreck of Olympia near Ellamar, Alaska.” Distant view of shipwreck
12 Admiral Sampson at dock from Fort Liscum.” View from beach. The S.S. Admiral Sampson was an Alaska Pacific Steamship Company vessel on Alaska service from 1911 until its sinking near Point No Point on August 26, 1914, when it collided with the S.S. Princess Victoria
13 “Potatoes raised on Cottonwood Bay, Cook’s Inlet, by Bill Duryea.” Large pile of potatoes
14 “1114 of stoping on Dutton Ledge.” Distant view of mine opening
15 “Across Iliamna Bay from A. C. Point.” View from AC Point on Iliamna Bay
16 “Looking up Illiamna Bay from A.C. Point.” View from AC Point
17 “Millett’s Cabin on Iliamna Lake.” Log cabin on Lake Iliamna
18 “Iliamna Lake from Millett’s.” View of Lake Iliamna from cabin
19 “Up Iliamna Lake from Road House Portage.” View of Lake Iliamna from Roadhouse Bay
20 “Up Iliamna Lake from Road House Portage”
21 “Across Iliamna Lake from Road House Portage”
22 “Garden at Tanalian Point on Lake Clark. Two Native women and child in front of tent in background behind fence
23 “Lake Clark from Portage Creek Portage looking across [lake]”
24 “Looking across Lake Clark from Portage Creek Portage”
25 “Lake Clark looking across from Portage Creek Portage”
26 “Lake Clark looking down from Portage Creek Portage”
27 “Looking down Lake Clark from Portage Creek Portage”
28 “Lake Clark looking down from Portage Creek Portage”
29 “Mouth [of] Portage Creek from Lake Clark”
30 “Portage Creek #9 below old channel.” View of creek bed in mining area
31 “Portage Creek on #6 Below Dis[covery], bluff on left.” View of trees
32 “Portage Creek on Discovery, showing boulders & bluff”
33 “Portage Creek #2 above Dis[covery], showing grade of creek”
34 “Portage Creek showing bluff & nature of bedrock”
35 “Portage Creek showing grade & brush”
36 “Portage Creek”
37 “Portage Creek”
38 “Bonanza Creek looking up Mulchatna Placer.” View of valley from ridge
39 “Bonanza Creek looking down Mulchatna Placer”
40 “Looking up Bonanza Creek from ridge, showing contour of country.” Ridge covered in snow in foreground
41 “Looking down Bonanza [Creek] from ridge showing contour of country”
42 View of deep river valley and trees, location unknown
43 View of dry hills in light snow, location unknown


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