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Unidentified photographer photographs

Guide to the Unidentified photographer photographs
circa 1920-1930

Collection number: HMC-1283.
Creator: unknown.
Title: Unidentified photographer photographs.
Dates: circa 1920-1930.
Volume of collection: 0.01 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in this collection are in English.
Collection summary: Photographs of Sitka and possibly Kodiak.

Biographical note:
The creator of this collection is unknown, however based on the subject of photographs, it is believed they lived in Kodiak and possibly worked for the US Navy Wireless Station on Woody Island during the 1920s.

Collection description:
The collection contains nitrate photograph negatives, with proof sheets of most of the negatives. Subjects of the photographs include Sitka and Kodiak, and the US Navy Wireless Station on Woody Island. The photographs depict buildings in Sitka and on Woody Island, people, men playing tug-o-war, dogs, a picnic, steamships, scenery, and antennas.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order in which it arrived at Archives and Special Collections.

Digitized copies: Select images have been digitized and added to Alaska’s Digital Archives . For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Access to nitrate negatives is restricted for preservation purposes.

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

Preferred citation: Unidentified photographer photographs, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The collection was originally in the possession of Christine and Sam McClain. After Sam McClain’s death, it was given to Pat Richardson by Claire Steffens, the attorney handling the McClain estate, around 1995. Richardson was a friend of Christine and Sam McClain.

Acquisition note: The collection was donated to Archives and Special Collections in 2018 by Pat Richardson.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2018.

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