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White Pass and Yukon Route Railway photograph album

Guide to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway photograph album
An Alaska Historical Society collection

Collection number: HMC-1355-AHS.
Barley, H. C. (Harrie C.), -1909.
Hamacher, Edward J.
Keir, Ernest F.
Title: White Pass and Yukon Route Railway photograph album.
Dates: 1898-1901.
Volume of collection: 0.25 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Collection summary: Commercial photographs related to the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway.

Biographical note:
The compiler of the album is unknown. The album consists primarily of photographs taken by H. C. Barley, a commercial photographer in Skagway between 1898 and 1903 who served for a time as the official photographer for the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway. At least one photograph in the album is labeled as taken by Ernest F. Keir, a photographer in Dawson, Yukon Territory, in 1898. One of the mounted prints is labeled as taken by Edward J. Hamacher, a photographer in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Collection description:
This collection consists of a photograph album and two mounted prints. The album contains 61 black and white photographic prints, most taken by H. C. Barley. The prints relate primarily to the route of the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway and include scenery photographs, railroad tracks, railroad trains and cars, people traveling, the Skagway port, vessels on the Yukon River, and photographs of Skagway and Dawson. One of the individual mounted photographs is of an unidentified ship at sea. The other mounted photograph is a E. J. Hamacher photograph of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 1901.

Arrangement: There is no apparent order to the photographs in the album.

Digitized copies: This collection has not been digitized. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: The Barley photographs are in the public domain. The other photographs are most likely in the public domain, based on age.

Preferred citation: Southeast Alaska and Yukon photograph album, Alaska Historical Society collections, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:
Waugaman, Candace, “Alaska’s Photographers,” Alaska Historical Society website, Internet Archive Wayback Machine, February 14, 2005 capture, accessed June 18, 2021. https://web.archive.org/web/20050214065216/http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/

Acquisition note: This collection was donated to the Alaska Historical Society in 2021 by Dennis Browne.  The Historical Society retains ownership of the collection and placed it on deposit in Archives and Special Collections in 2021.

Processing information: This collection was described by Arlene Schmuland in 2021.

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