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Otto Schallerer photographs

Guide to the Otto Schallerer photographs
circa 1929
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1013-AHS.
Schallerer, Otto Clarence.
Title: Otto Schallerer photographs.
Date: circa 1929.
Volume of collection: 0.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Hand-colored photographs taken by a professional photographer.

Biographical note:
Otto Schallerer was a photographer who operated a photography business in Seward, and later in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Collection description:
This collection consists of photographic prints sent by Otto Schallerer to Delbert Smith. Most of the prints are hand-colored, and contain scenic views of mountains, lakes, rivers, glaciers, waterfalls, and roads.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by photograph size.

Digitized copies: Select materials have been digitized and are available on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The collection is presumed to be in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Otto Schallerer photographs, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Separated materials: A copy of the All-Alaska Review for 1929, a publication of the Cordova Daily Times, has been removed from the collection and added to the Consortium Library’s Rare Books.

Custodial history: The collection was sent to Delbert Smith by Otto Schallerer after they met in Seward while Smith was visiting in 1929. The collection was originally donated to the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives in Napanee, Ontario by Smith’s niece, Mary Ann Currie, and nephew, Gordon Smith, prior to 1992.

Acquisition note: This collection was transferred to the Alaska Historical Society in 1992 by Jane Foster, Manager of the Lennox and Addington Museum and Archives. The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and has placed it on deposit with Archives and Special Collections.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1995. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2017.

Container list:

Note: Descriptions are taken from the back of the photographs, or captions on the front.

Item Description
1 “Mt. Drum & Willow Lake”
2 “Wrangell Volcano & Willow Lake….”
3 “Mt. Sanford & Willow Lake….”
4 “[Mt.] Blackburn & Willow Lake….”
5 “Columbia Bay, the Glacier is to the right going in”
6 “Rainbow Mt….”
7 “This is the Yukon taken from Circle”
8 “Keystone Canyon….”
9 “Along the Government R.R. on the way to Fairbanks.” Caption: “Bartlett Glacier Mile 49 Alaska Ry”
10 “Good view of the road near Tonsina Roadhouse ….”
11 “Snow slide Gulch from Thompson pass….”
12 “Sugar Loaf Mt. looking across Valdez Bay from the Dock….”
13 “Worthington Glacier near Thompson pass….”
14 “Horsetail Falls 14 miles out of Valdez”
15 “Keystone Canyon ….”
16 “Tsaina River, El. 2050. – 31 miles out of Valdez”
17 Caption: “The Prospector” (portrait)
18 “Northern Lights”
19 “This is Nellies Collection” (sepia photo of collection of hunting trophies – animal rugs and mounted heads)
20 “Bridal Veil Falls about 14 1/2 miles out of Valdez….”
21 “I took this on June 21 near Fairbanks.” Caption: “In the Land of the Midnight Sun”



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