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Edna and Martha Preuss photograph album

Guide to the Edna and Martha Preuss photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0746.
Preuss, Edna.
Preuss, Martha.
Title: Edna and Martha Preuss photograph album.
Date: 1940.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Tourist photograph album of two women who traveled to Alaska.

Biographical note:
Edna and Martha Preuss took a cruise of Southeast Alaska aboard the Alaska Steamship Company’s S.S. Yukon from Seattle in July and August of 1940. Their tour, beginning in Philadelphia on the Northern Pacific Railway, was sponsored by the Christian Fellowship. Their cruise to Alaska included stops in Wrangell, Sitka, and Skagway, as well as a ride on the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the tourist photograph album of Edna and Martha Preuss. The collection contains: black and white photographs from the album, a Western Union bon voyage telegram dated July 30, two Northern Pacific Railway Company tour membership cards for Miss Edna and Miss Martha Preuss for the Christian Fellowship Tour, stamped on July 10 at the railway office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a business card for the Alaska Premier Fur Farms in Juneau, Alaska, and the original illustrated wooden cover of the photograph album. Subjects of the photographs include: Edna and Martha Preuss and fellow passengers aboard the S.S. Yukon; people, streets, docks and scenery in Wrangell, Sitka and Skagway; the Superior Packing Company cannery at Tenakee Inlet; and scenes along the White Pass and Yukon Railway.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

Alternative formats: The collection includes a xerographic copy of the album indicating the original order of the materials.

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

Rights note: Archives does not hold copyright to materials in this collection.

Preferred citation: Edna and Martha Preuss photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased via eBay in 2005.

Processing information: The photograph album was dismantled, materials rearranged, and the collection described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

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