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Cruise ship passenger photograph album

Guide to the S.S. North Sea passenger photograph album

Collection number: HMC-0800.
Creator: unknown.
Title: S.S. North Sea passenger photograph album.
Date: 1939.
Volume of collection: 0.2 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album of an unidentified passenger on a cruise to Southeast Alaska aboard the S.S. North Sea.

Biographical note:
The tourist who put together this album was a passenger on the July 28, 1939 sailing of the S.S. North Sea from Seattle, Washington. The steamship, owned by the Northland Transportation Company, toured Southeast Alaska. The tourist also visited the following western destinations: Yellowstone National Park; Glacier National Park; Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon, Arizona; Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico; and Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a photograph album containing commercial tourist photographs compiled by a tourist who took a steamship cruise to Southeast Alaska. The collection contains: a passenger list for the July 28, 1939 sailing of the S.S. North Sea from Seattle Washington; 177 black and white tourist prints; 40 color tourist prints; one black and white print of a steamship in port at Sitka; a black and white photo portrait of a young woman taken by Morton Studio of Providence, Rhode Island; and a small photo portrait of two men and two women. Subjects of the tourist photographs, and the number of each include: Yellowstone National Park (15 black and white, 20 color); Glacier National Park (16 black and white); New Mexico (38 black and white); Arizona (20 color); Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. (10 black and white); and Southeast Alaska including Ketchikan, Petersburg, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka (88 black and white).

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in original 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: S.S. North Sea passenger photograph album, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was purchased by the Archives on eBay 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 Sieja in 2015.

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