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Frank S. Glaser photographs

Guide to the Frank S. Glaser photographs
undated, 1922

Collection number: HMC-0770.
Creator: Glaser, Frank S.
Title: Frank S. Glaser photographs.
Dates: undated, 1922.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of hunter and Rapids Roadhouse operator.

Biographical note:
Frank S. Glaser was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1887. He came to Alaska in 1915, trapping in the Savage River and Black Rapids regions. A World War I veteran, Glaser operated a roadhouse for ten years at Black Rapids near the Delta River on the Valdez Trail. In 1930, he began work as a professional hunter for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. As a predator control agent, Glaser killed coyotes and wolves, and instructed trappers in efficient killing techniques. During his government career, he was stationed in Fairbanks, Nunivak, Kotzebue, Noatak, Nome and Anchorage. Frank Glaser died in Anchorage in 1974.

Collection description:
The collection consists of the photographs of Frank S. Glaser. The collection contains 28 black and white prints and one photomechanical print. Subjects of the photographs include: Frank Glaser; the Rapids or Black Rapids Roadhouse on the Valdez Trail near the Delta River, including area scenery; Glaser’s hunting cabin; bear hides; bear, caribou and mountain sheep trophies; dogs; moose on the Kenai Peninsula; and caribou hunters. Most of the photographs were taken in the Black Rapids area. Twenty-seven of the photographs are contact prints from original negatives, and twelve of those are marked as having been taken by Frank Glaser. The contact prints may have been made for a member of a hunting party staying at the Rapids Roadhouse in September 1922.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in no discernible order.

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: Frank S. Glaser photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works use in preparation of inventory:

“Frank S. Glaser, Pioneer, Dies.” Anchorage Times, May 17, 1974.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by Margaret Poynter in 2005. A deed of gift was signed in 2005.

Processing information: This collection was described by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2005. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Higgins in 2015.

Item list:

Item Description Date

 “Frank Glaser – Rapids, Sept. 1922. On Richardson Highway, Valdez Trail” Frank Glaser standing with rifle in front of large brown bear hide on rack and beside mountain sheep and caribou antlers (Frank Glaser Photo) 1922 September
2 “Frank Glaser – Rapids, Sept. 1922, On Richardson Highway, Valdez Trail” Frank Glaser kneeling with rifle and dog next to Rapids Roadhouse 1922 September
3  “Frank Glaser – Rapids Roadhouse, Sept. 1922. Chas. Novelius, Prop., Valdez Trail” Two dogs and mountain sheep carcass in front of Rapids Roadhouse (Frank Glaser Photo) 1922 September
4 “Mt. sheep & malamutes at Rapids, Valdez Trail, Sept. 1922” Two dogs, mountain sheep carcass, and dogsled next to cabin (Frank Glaser Photo) 1922 September
5 “Frank Glaser’s Cabin, Rapids, Valdez Trail” Hunter’s cabin in winter with two dogsleds in yard undated
6  “Black Bear hide at Frank Glaser’s, Rapids, Valdez Trail, Sept. 1922” Black bear hide hung on outside of log cabin (Frank Glaser Photo) 1922 September
7 “Glacier bear hide, Rapids, Alaska, Sept. 1922, On Valdez Trail” Grizzly bear hide hung over outside of log cabin door undated
8 “Chas. Novelius Roadhouse at Rapids on Valdez Trail. Sept. 1922” Full view of roadhouse with telephone pole in foreground 1922 September
9 “Frozen Glacier Bear, Rapids, Valdez Trail.” Grizzly bear carcass lying in snow (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
10 Grizzly bear carcass on ground undated
11 “Bull Caribou” (front) “Caribou at Rapids, Sept. 1922, On Valdez Trail” (back) Caribou carcass on tundra (Frank Glaser Photo) 1922 September
12 Caribou carcass on tundra undated
13 “Bull Caribou” Caribou carcass on slopes of tundra (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
14 “Caribou” Caribou carcass lying in snow (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
15 Caribou carcass lying on tundra (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
16 “Rams” Three mountain sheep carcasses lying on snowy hillside (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
17 “Two frozen Mt. Sheep, Rapids, Valdez Trail” Two mountain sheep carcasses lying in snow undated
18 “Frozen Mt. Sheep at Rapids, Sept. 1922, On Valdez Trail” Three frozen mountain sheep carcasses and dog in snow near hunting camp 1922 September
19 “Wild Bull Moose, Kenai, Alaska” (front) “Bull Moose at Kenai near Seward.” (back) Moose walking through snow in forest (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
20 “Wild Bull Moose, Kenai, Alaska” (front) Two moose walking through snow in forest (Frank Glaser Photo) undated
21 “Mountains and Rapids in the Delta River at Rapids Roadhouse, Sept. 1922, Valdez Trail” View of Delta River and mountains from roadhouse (Frank Glaser Photo, 2 prints) 1922 September
22 “Mts. at Rapids, Sept. 1922, on Valdez Trail.” Winter scene near roadhouse undated
23 “Mts. & Rapids in Delta River. Novelius RoadH., Sept. 1922, On Valdez Trail” Panoramic view of mountains and Delta River Valley from hillside 1922 September
24 “Mts. at Rapids, Valdez Trail.” Summer scene of forests and mountains undated
25 “Mts. at Rapids, Valdez Trail.” Winter scene of mountains undated
26 “Alaska Malamutes.” Two dogs standing on gravelbed undated
27  “Harry Watson, E. B. Collins, L. F. Protzman. Some caribou killed on Pedro Dome, Sept. 1922.” Three hunters in front of caribou carcasses hung on rack (1.5 X 2.5 inch) 1922 September
28  Two hunters posing with dead caribou in brush (photo-mechanical print, 3.5 X 4 inch) undated

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