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Benjamin A. Grier papers

Guide to the Benjamin A. Grier papers
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1036-AHS.
Creator: Grier, Benjamin A.
Title: Benjamin A. Grier papers.
Dates: 1911-1952.
Volume of collection: 0.6 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photograph album and scrapbook of an Alaskan miner, businessman and territorial legislator.

Biographical note:
Benjamin Arthur Grier was born in Nevada in 1882. He came to Seward, Alaska, in 1911, where he worked as a storekeeper at Brown & Hawkins. In 1920, Grier worked as a miner at Cache Creek near Talkeetna. He then managed the Ray C. Larson lumber yards in Kanatak (1923-1924) and Anchorage (1924-1927). Grier was elected to the House of Representatives for the Territory of Alaska in 1924 and served two terms from 1925 to 1927. He was also an officer of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. He met and married his second wife, Mamie Vogel, in Juneau in 1925. In 1927, Grier and his wife moved from Anchorage to San Pedro, California, where they operated a restaurant and concession at Cabrillo Beach. In California, Grier was a member of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, acting as chairman of the entertainment committee and later as a board member. He also maintained ties with friends and associates in Alaska, promoted Alaskan development, and was an active member of the Elks Club. Benjamin Grier died in 1964.

Collection description:
The collection consists of a scrapbook and materials from a photograph album. Included in the collection are letters, documents, photographs, and clippings from the scrapbook and photographs and photo post cards from the photo album. The letters from the scrapbook concern mining interests, roads and trails, and activities of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce (1929-1940). The documents include: Grier’s certificates of election for Representative from the Third Judicial Division of the Alaska Territorial Legislature (1925 and 1927), an open letter to his constituents; a list of members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July Committee listing Grier as president; two programs from events given by the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce; and a certificate of appreciation from the chamber (1949). Clippings in the scrapbook include articles by and about Grier concerning mining and resource development, politics, and chamber of commerce activities. Subjects of the original photographs in the album and scrapbook include: Benjamin Grier and friends; camps, cabins, and hydraulic placer mining operations at Cache, Mills, Nugget, Twin, and Falls creeks; lumber operations at Kanatak in Icy Bay; dogs, dog teams and sleds; and hunting. Subjects of the photo post cards include: mining, wildlife, hunting, towns, Alaska Natives, dog teams, ships, shipwrecks, fishing, and scenery.

Arrangement: Photographs in the collection are arranged by size. Post cards are arranged by photographer or photography shop, or by subject.

Alternative formats: The collection contains xerographic copies of the original photograph album and scrapbook, which indicate the original order of the collection. Copy negatives were made of selected photographs 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: Copyright to materials created by Benjamin Grier was transferred to the Alaska Historical Society in 2006 by Grier’s nephew, Jeff LaLande.

Preferred citation: Benjamin A. Grier papers, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2006 by Jeff LaLande, Grier’s nephew. The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2006.

Processing information: This collection was described, materials removed from the original scrapbooks and photograph album, the photograph album removed from the collection, and materials rearranged by Jeffrey Sinnott in 2007. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Veronica Denison in 2015.

Container list:
Note: Photographs in the folders are arranged by size, not by item number. The item number corresponds with the page and location on the page where the photographs appeared in the original photograph album or scrapbook, and not the location of where they are in the folder. Descriptions were only made of the photographs and postcards that had captions. Folders 1-23 in box 2 contain photographs and postcards that were removed from the original photograph album. Folder 26 of box 2 contains images and postcards which were removed from the original scrapbook.

Box/Folder Item Description
Box 1 Original scrapbook
2/1 1a Winter tent camp with food cache. “Typical camp early days”
2/1 2b Boy and girl with two dogs. “Two my dogs, took first and second prizes mutt show”
2/1 2c Benjamin Grier and sled dog with house in background. “Back to civilization, following a 300 mile trip”
2/1 5b Bull moose. “This Moose followed me for three days, behind, me breaking trail made it easy for him”
2/1 7a Covered stack of supplies in sacks and boxes. “How about lunch”
2/1 14b Men and stacks of lumber on beach. “Cargo Lbr. I took to Cold Bay. 1919. from Seattle”
2/1 16a Campsite “An overnight camp of mine. notice old man, white beard at extreme left. Cap. Griffiths”
2/1 17a  Benjamin Grier and two women sitting on dock “I was younger then”
2/1 18b Sluice running at bottom of streambed. “Long string sluice boxes. Maybe get plenty gold”
2/1 18d Large group of men and women. “Skating at Seward. 1916”
2/1 19b Benjamin Grier standing in front of ice wall. “Warmly dressed”
2/1 19d Log cabin. “Cabin I built on Mills Creek”
2/1 20a Benjamin Grier, wife and another man with two pack horses. “Moving Camp. all carrying packs”
2/1 20b “Hydraulic mining. Peters Creek. 1919”
2/1 22d Album page: “Friend Pat. ground sluicing on not-to bac. creek” Back of print: “Showing Pat Collins and his workings 3.5 miles above my camp on Twin Creek, working on his claims which join mine, from with the shovels in from $800 to $1200, working alone a very short season”
2/1 26b Hydraulic mining scene. “Nugget Creek Bench 65 feet of gravel”
2/1 30c “Fishing fleet. Ketchikan”
2/1 33c “The homeliest dog I ever owned. but a good sled dog”
2/1 34d Two men with log string of fish in front of cabin. “Frank Cotter caught these”
2/1 34b “My first small dog team. Seward 1915”
2/1 35a Large dog team in front of commercial building in small town. “Have driven some bid dog teams. take a look”
2/1 37a Benjamin Grier with shovel standing next to sluice. Album page: “I went broke on this creek. later $140,000 was taken out in one season” Back of print: “Testing gravels while taking up bed rock drain at the junction of Twin and Mills”
2/1 42c Young woman in fur parka with dog. “I thought Mary pretty, nice dog too”
2/1 43d Pack horse, dog, snowshoes and pack on gravel bed. “Laid up here three days. to cross glacier stream”
2/1 44a Tent camp near streambed. “Prospectors Camp”
2/1 46b Two small black bear cubs climbing cabin wall. “Cute little devils. I gave them away”
2/1 60b Two men with snow sledges and dogs. “The hills of Peters Creek”
2/1 66c Horse race on beach. “Kanatak, Alaska near Valley of 10,000 Smokes. Was there 1 year. Only two horsed on the island. with different riders we raced them every day. These damned horses tried to commit suicide. I don’t blame em”
2/1 70a Benjamin Grier, two women and one man holding string of fish on lake shore. “We only wanted a few. Lake Bicharoof”
2/1 70d Man and woman on hillside holding flowers. “Charlie & Jennie. Among the wild flower. 196 varieties in Alaska”
2/1 71a Man with rifle posed with black bear kill. “Ray got this one”
2/1 76a Man in winter tent camp with three dogs. “Dick Francis in camp on Poorman Creek”
2/1 78a Aerial scene of Kanatak from mountain. “I went to Kanatak. 1917. now big Naval Base”
2/1 82c Two men standing with brown bear kill. “One I got”
2/1 84a “Food Cache. out of reach of bears”
2/1 84b Two men and woman on rock outcropping. “Sure I got jealous”
2/1 84c “Sec. of Alaska, my Wife, self & dog duke. on glacier”
2/1 96a Benjamin Grier on snowshoes pointing rifle. “Just shooting the Bull here”
2/1 98a Benjamin Grier in hat and overcoat with dog outside tent. “I wore my clothes out this season. made some. came out to Talkeetna. rode on special train of the Gen.’l. Mgr. Alaska R.R. to Anchorage. a good story the rest of it”
2/1 98d Benjamin Grier in front of log cabin “Ben”
2/1 98f Benjamin Grier standing in bedrock drain. Album page: “Believe it or not. I hauled all these rocks, digging a bed rock drain, to test ground” Back of print: “Another scene of bedrock drain after completion”
2/1 98g People and dogs on a riverboat. “A trip up the Yentna”
2/1 Loose Man and woman on canoe in river. “Alaska, a hundred miles from nowhere. Summer of 1926, Mary being taken up small Alaska stream – a bench of the Yentna River by poling boat. When we moved camp to another location we men carried our supplies on our backs overland, lots of bears about, a wild country”
2/1 Loose Inupiat men posed with their reindeer. “Winners of Reindeer Race, Kougaruk, Alaska”; H. G. Kaiser Photo, Nome, Alaska
2/1 Loose Large meeting hall with stage set up for a banquet. “A Banquet I served about 1 yr. ago”
2/1 Loose Interior view of lunch counter
2/2 32b Alaska Shop, Seward: Prospector with pack and dog. “The Alaskan Prospector”
2/2 86c Alaska Shop, Seward: Dogs and sledge on trail on hillside. “‘Oh Hell’ What’s the Use? Alaska”
2/3 48b B. F. S.: “Moose on Kenai River, Alaska”
2/3 61b B. F. S.: “Moose, Kenai, Peninsula, Alaska”
2/4 13b Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Winter scene. “Eagle River Road, Anchorage, Alaska”
2/4 26d Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Two men in winter clothing with dog
2/4 37b Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Small boy feeding fox “Fox Ranch near Anchorage, Alaska”
2/4 40a Bragaw’s, Anchorage: “The Loop – Alaska Railroad”
2/4 47d Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Two men with sled and dog team on frozen river. “Alaska Winter Transportation”
2/4 59c Bragaw’s, Anchorage: “Mountain sheep – McKinley National Park”
2/4 74b Bragaw’s, Anchorage: “U.S. Experimental Station – Matanuska, Alaska”
2/4 80b Bragaw’s, Anchorage: Man and woman with dog sled and team. “Winter Sport – Anchorage, Alaska”
2/5 8c, 16b Guy F. Cameron: “Dogs Catching Salmon, Alaska.”; No. 66
2/5 25c Guy F. Cameron: “Alaska Red Fox”; No. 86
2/5 27a Guy F. Cameron: “‘Boxing Bear'”; No. 140
2/5 31b Guy F. Cameron: “Alaska Blue Fox”; No. 72
2/5 39b Guy F. Cameron: “Ice Worms”; No. 154
2/5 44c Guy F. Cameron: “Silver Grey Foxes. G. Bull Fox Ranch, Chitina Alaska”; No. 65
2/5 53a Guy F. Cameron: Town scene in deep snow, possibly Valdez
2/5 62b Guy F. Cameron: “Fur Seal, Alaska.”; No. 98
2/5 86d Guy F. Cameron: Four men and dog team and sled. “On the Trail”; No. V146
2/5 88c Guy F. Cameron: “Alaska Lynx, Valdez, Alaska”
2/5 90c Guy F. Cameron: Mountain scene. “Northern Lights”
2/5 96c Guy F. Cameron: “Ptarmigan” White phase; No. 194
2/6 28c Elite Studio, Juneau: “Mendenhall Glacier Alaska.” Foot of glacier; No. 889
2/6 78b Elite Studio, Juneau: “Alaska Totem Pole” Thunderbird and bear; No. 404
2/6 91c Elite Studio, Juneau: “Midnight Sun Alaska.”; No. 391
2/7 6d C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Moose Calf Near Seward”
2/7 23a C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Moose Calves, Seward, Alaska”
2/7 23b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: Dall sheep on hillside
2/7 25b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “C. Cooper Moose Hunt, C. Emswiler Guide, Seward, Alaska.” Man with rifle sitting on bull moose
2/7 51b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Kenai Bull Moose”
2/7 68c C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Trophies of the Hunt, Seward, Alaska.” Animal hides hung on end of building
2/7 70b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Seward, Ala., C. Emswiler, Guide.” Bear cub on tree stump
2/7 77b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Snow River Bear, Seward, Alaska.” Man with dogs and brown bear kill
2/7 80a C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “Moose, Seward, Alaska” Man with kill of two bull moose
2/7 81b C.E. Emswiler, Seward: “C. Cooper Moose Hunt, C. Emswiler Guild, Seward, Alaska” Two men in rowboat on lake with moose antlers
2/8 74d F.L.P.: “Cemetery Alert Bay”; No. 1292
2/8 75b F.L.P.: “Walrus Head, Arctic Fox, Seward, Alaska” Dock scene
2/9 10c N.T. Gilbertson: “Caribou Herd Along Gov. R. R.”
2/9 31a N.T. Gilbertson:” Kanatak, Cold Bay, Alaska.” Distant scene
2/9 51a N.T. Gilbertson: “Caribou Along Gov. R.R. Alaska.” Caribou kill
2/10 12a Gordon’s, Seward: “Seward Alaska” View of town from Resurrection Bay; Hettel’s, the Kodiak Store, Seward
2/10 15c Gordon’s, Seward: “A Giant Batchelor Fur Seal Asleep.” Two men standing next to seal
2/10 38b Gordon’s, Seward: “Snow Scene, Cooper Creek, Alaska.”; Hettel’s, the Kodiak Store, Seward
2/10 82b Gordon’s, Seward: “Seward and Susitna Mail Team” Dog team and sled; Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward
2/10 85b Gordon’s, Seward: “Ten Little Injuns” Group photo of native woman and 13 children in front of river; No. 354
2/11 41c Al Hardy: Winter scene with cow moose
2/11 52b Al Hardy: “Glimpse of Winter in Alaska.” Two men standing near cabin with sleds and dogs
2/11 77a Al Hardy: “Home Again for a Summer Rest.”; “Frank & Al’s summer camp. Frank now on Fire Dept. Long Beach.” (Benjamin Grier’s caption from album) Large cabin with dog team in foreground
2/12 6a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Castle Cape. Chignik Alaska.”; L.E.H.
2/12 6c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Rocks at Cape Resurrection Alaska”
2/12 7c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: Dog team and sled in downtown Seward
2/12 10a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Wrangell Narrows Alaska”
2/12 15b Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Winter at Seward Alaska, Dec. 22nd, 1915.” Downtown street scene with no snow
2/12 26a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “From Valdez Alaska.” Native woman with pack and dogs on trail
2/12 33a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “3/4 Million Gold from Iditarod, ARR Knik, Jan 12/12” Dog teams and sleds at Knik railroad siding
2/12 36b Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: Winter street scene with automobiles and dog team and sled in front of Borgen Store
2/12 40c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Alaska’s Dogmobile” Dog team and sled
2/12 42a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Olympia Wreck, Alaska” Distant view of S.S. Olympia wreck
2/12 42d Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Ice Breaking from Childs Glacier on the Copper River Ry. Alaska”
2/12 46c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “‘S.S. Dora’ Seward Alaska” S.S. Dora in Seward Harbor
2/12 54c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Alaska Young Grouse”
2/12 57a Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “The Alaska Dogsmobile” Dog team and sled
2/12 93c Hettel’s, The Kodiak Store, Seward: “Wild Lynx”
2/13 19a George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “Suspension Bridge, Alaska” Rope suspension bridge over river gorge
2/13 42b George L. Johnson, Anchorage: Caption from album: “Old Friends Frank & Al.” Two men with dog team
2/13 57c George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “Alaska Totem”
2/13 71c George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “‘Patty’ of Nome.” Dog
2/13 84d George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “Gov. R. R. Alaska.”  Railroad scene next to Cook Inlet
2/13 87b George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “Spencer Glacier, Gov. R. R. Alaska”
2/13 88a George L. Johnson, Anchorage: “Mirror Lake, Broad Pass, Alaska.” Reflected mountain scene
2/14 72a L.H.P.: “Interior Russian Church, Unalaska.”; No. 3A 279
2/14 73c L.H.P.: “Davidson Glacier and Porpoises”; No. 731
2/15 21c Logemann Photo: “$650,000 Leaving Anchorage 1/4/17.” Dog team and sled in front of large crowd
2/15 66a Logemann Photo: “On the Trail” Dog team and sled
2/15 89b Logemann Photo: “Alaska Cub Black Bear.” Person feeding bear cub from can
2/15 89c Logemann Photo: “Oldest Squaw in Alaska, 108 yrs. old.” Native woman in winter dress
2/16 21b Lomen Bros., Nome: “Eskimo Baby enjoying native football game”
2/16 43a Lomen Bros., Nome: Dog team and sled in front of sea ice
2/16 45d Lomen Bros., Nome: “Inupiat men in kayaks hunting seal on ice”; No. 655
2/16 49d Lomen Bros., Nome: “Winners First Annual All-Alaska Sweepstakes, Nome, Alaska” Dog team and sled.
2/16 54a Lomen Bros., Nome: Winter scene of reindeer herd
2/16 59d Lomen Bros., Nome: “A Fair Wind” Dog team and sled with sail on river
2/16 76b Lomen Bros., Nome: Inupiat child in fur parka
2/16 79b Lomen Bros., Nome: Inupiat hunters beaching their kayaks; No. 654
2/16 83b Lomen Bros., Nome: “East Cape Siberia Natives” Native man and woman in front of tent
2/16 94d Lomen Bros., Nome: “Walrus Hunters Catch – Bering Sea” Three Inupiat hunters and at least 20 walrus
2/16 96d Lomen Bros., Nome: “Siberian Eskimo Women”; No. 420
2/17 46a Seward Drug Co., Seward: “Ptarmigan, Alaska” Several birds in white phase
2/17 51c Seward Drug Co., Seward: “Midnight, the Longest Day in the Year, Seward Alaska”
2/18 59a S. Sexton: “Hydraulic, Lynx Creek” Hydraulic mining operation on creek
2/18 61d S. Sexton: “Alaska Dog Team” Men and women and dog team
2/18 95d S. Sexton: “Alaska Bald Eagle”
2/19 17d W.A. Thomas: “Eskimo Dog Igloos, Point Hope, Alaska”
2/19 87d W.A. Thomas: “Rev. W. A. Thomas Photo” Man in parka and mail sled
2/19 95a W.A. Thomas: “Anchorage Alaska, Johnson & Tuler” Group photo of five native men and women in winter dress with sled
2/20 2a J.E. Thwaites: “Alaska Bidarki or Skin Boat”; No. 310
2/20 3c J.E. Thwaites: “S.S. Northwestern, Alaskan Coast. After a storm” Ice frozen on ship; No. 4004
2/20 4d J.E. Thwaites: “Port Hayden, Bering Sea. (My Alaska Girls Home and Family)” Native children and dogs in front of barabara; No. 570
2/20 7b J.E. Thwaites: “Native Village, Bering Sea, Alaska. 1. White Man’s Store, 2. Russian Church, 3. Chief’s House 4. Earthen Huts”; No. 3888c
2/20 12b J.E. Thwaites: “Valdez, Alaska.” Church in heavy snow; No. V17
2/20 17c J.E. Thwaites: “40,000 Red Salmon, Alaska Peninsula” Salmon tenders at dock; No. p. 14
2/20 27b J.E. Thwaites: “Wreck of the 3 Masted Schooner, John F. Miller, near Cape Pankof, Alaska. 10 Lives Lost”; No. p. 43
2/20 29c J.E. Thwaites: “A Heavy Sea. Alaska Coast”; No. 1475
2/20 32d J.E. Thwaites: “Ready for the Long Mush, Seward, Alaska” Caption from back of print: “1916, $65,000 in gold arriving from Name at Seward.” Dog team and heavily laden sled; No. 1461
2/20 36a J.E. Thwaites: “A Cannery Ship, Bristol, Bay, Alaska” Distant view of three masted ship under full sail; No. 1403
2/20 39c J.E. Thwaites: “Childs Glacier, Alaska” Tourists viewing glacier; No. 1850
2/20 41a J.E. Thwaites: “U.S. Citizens, Bristol Bay, Bering Sea” Native boy and girl dressed in fur parkas; No. 494
2/20 48a J.E. Thwaites: “Castle Cape, near Chignik, Alaska. 1200 ft.”; No. 1427
2/20 48d J.E. Thwaites: “We Encounter Some Ice in Alaskan Waters” Ice on ship; No. 4023
2/20 49a J.E. Thwaites: “Ketchikan, Alaska” Winter scene from boardwalk; No. 423
2/20 50b J.E. Thwaites: “Carlisle Packing Co., Cordova, Alaska” Harbor scene; No. 4262
2/20 50c J.E. Thwaites: “Whale, S. W. Alaska Coast”; No. p. 30
2/20 50d J.E. Thwaites: “Chernaboro Volcano, Cooks Inlet, Alaska”; No. 931
2/20 53c J.E. Thwaites: “S.S. Edith. Aug. 30, 1915″ Shipwreck; No. 2701
2/20 57b J.E. Thwaites: “Sylvan Cove, Seward, Alaska” Rowboat landing in cove
2/20 59b J.E. Thwaites: “Revenue Cutter Service in Bering Sea. Photo from deck of Mail Steamer Dora” Cutter in rough seas; Copyright 1911, No. 590
2/20 60c J.E. Thwaites: “Wreck of S.S. Olympia, Alaska, 12-10-10″; No. 660
2/20 61c J.E. Thwaites: “Eskimo Medicine Man, Alaska, Exorcising Evil Spirits from a Sick Boy. Working to Beat the Devil'”; No. 493
2/20 62a J.E. Thwaites: “S.S. Northwestern, Alaska” View of ice on ship’s deck; No. 4007
2/20 63a J.E. Thwaites: “Sea Gulls, Alaska Coast”; No. 1518
2/20 63d J.E. Thwaites: “Whaler, Entering Akutan, Alaska”; No. 1212
2/20 64c J.E. Thwaites: “Elephant Rock, Unga, Alaska”; No. 767
2/20 65b, 75a J.E. Thwaites: “Eskimo Residences, Bering Sea” Barabaras; No. 539
2/20 66d J.E. Thwaites: “Evening at Castle Cape, Alaska Peninsula”; No. 156
2/20 69d J.E. Thwaites: “Entrance to Seward Harbor, Alaska. Barwell Island, Alaska”; No. P. 320
2/20 73a J.E. Thwaites: “Wreck of Schr. John F. Miller, Cape Pankof, Alaska (10 Lives Lost)”; No. P. 43
2/20 82d J.E. Thwaites: “Alaska Brown Bear Cubs, Kodiak, Alaska”; No. P. 23
2/20 86b J.E. Thwaites: “Raising Horse in Alaska. S.S. Dora” Horse being lifted onto ship; No. 1250
2/20 95b J.E. Thwaites: “In Alaskan Waters” Large steamship in Inside Passage; No. 1788
2/21 24b Winter and Pond Co.: “Interior of Russian Church. Sitka, Alaska”; No. 171
2/21 41b Winter and Pond Co.: “Shipping Alaska halibut – one of the largest” Port dock scene with combination print oversized halibut; No. 141
2/21 50a Winter and Pond Co.: “Twin Glacier – Taku” Tourists in canoe in center; No. 29
2/21 65a Winter and Pond Co.: “A Herd of Alaska Reindeer”; No. 111
2/21 68a Winter and Pond Co.: “Run of Salmon Up Ketchikan Cree, Ketchikan, Alaska”; No. 96
2/21 80c Winter and Pond Co.: “W. P. & Y. Ry.” White Pass & Yukon Route Railway scene; No. 72
2/21 92c Winter and Pond Co.: “Alaska Seal. St. Paul Island, Alaska”; No. 115
2/22 4a P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Alaskan Reindeer Herd”; No. 301
2/22 4c P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Eskimos and Their Kayaks (Skin Boats) Made from Walrus Hide”; No. 294
2/22 14c P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Eskimo Drying Salmon, Alaska” Drying racks
2/22 15a P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Hunting Wild Sheep in Alaska. The Hunters Garb Themselves in White to Fool the Sheep.” Two men in white parkas with rifles and their hanging their mountain goat kill
2/22 38d P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Old Indian Joe at the Age of 107″; No. 47
2/22 49b P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Sleighing Among the Ice Banks on Alaskan Coast. These Ice Banks are Formed by Ice Washed up by the Tide Piling it up 50 Ft. or More.” Woman with dog team and sled; No. 290
2/22 58d P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Eskimo Beauties and Their Pets” Inupiat women in fur parkas with their pet reindeer
2/22 63b P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Natives of Alaska, Every Body’s Home But Father” Group photo of women and children
2/22 67d P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Sleighing in Alaska” Sleigh being pulled by dog team; No. 73
2/22 68b P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Hunting Big Game in Alaska” Hunter with rifle and bear kill; No. 559
2/22 75c P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Alaska Salmon at the Cannery”; No. 371
2/22 75d P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Drying Fish, Kenai Lake Alaska” Drying racks; No. 130-D
2/22 94a P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “A Moose Family, Alaska”; No. 555
2/22 94b P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Indian Graves, Alaska” Two wooden platforms; No. 296
2/22 94c P. Wiscnmeyer, Seattle: “Eskimo Houses Made from Walrus Hides, Alaska”; No. 293
2/23 Other postcards: Animals, Alaska Native baskets, dog teams, hunters and trappers, mining and mines, Alaska Natives, railroads, ships and shipwrecks, towns
2/24 Xerographic copy of photograph album
2/25 Xerographic copy of scrapbook
2/26  2 Log cabin
2/26  2 Hydraulic placer mining operation
2/26  3 Benjamin Grier and wife standing in front of house, 1939
2/26  4 Mountain and river scene with building in lower right
2/26  5 Four men with dog teams and sleds
2/26  6 “Alaska Brown Bear, Kenai Peninsula.” Four bears lying in grass
2/26  10 Mountain mine site
2/26  12 Boat Eklutna in Cook Inlet
2/26  12 Benjamin Grier in checked jacket and cap
2/26  13 Benjamin Grier standing next to cache
2/26  13 Three men standing next to side of cabin and firewood pile
2/26  14 Man standing on paddlewheel steamer
2/26  15 “Kanatak. Cold Bay Alaska 1923” Two men and dog standing in front of Ray C. Larson Lumber Company shack
2/26  16 “Kanatak. Cold Bay Alaska 1923” Barge loaded with logs
2/26  22 “Mining the Bench on Nugget Creek bottom on left Summer 1925” Hydraulic mining operation with dam
2/26  24 Dog standing next to house
2/26  27 Rapids in river
2/26  28 Dog sitting on railroad tracks
2/26  32 Dog team and two sleds
2/26  32 “Hydraulic Mining – Cache Creek, Alaska”; Bragaw’s, Anchorage
2/26  33 “Hydraulic Mining in Alaska”; Winter and Pond Co., Juneau
2/26  34 River town on the Yukon?
2/26  35 “U.S. Experimental Station – Matanuska, Alaska.”; Bragaw’s, Anchorage
2/26  60 “Spencer Glacier”; DM Photo
2/26  90 “Benjamin Grier and rocks”; Photo from article published in the Long Beach, California newspaper on January 3, 1938
2/27 Documents from scrapbook
2/28 Letters from scrapbook
2/29 Loose news clippings from scrapbook (Note: there are more clippings in the original scrapbook)
2/30 Copy negatives of select images

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