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Photo Album 2

In November of 1942, Brown traveled from Vancouver to Golden, then Radium and ultimately Kootenay Park where he was transported to begin his service at Camp 16, a logging camp that produced mine shoring props.

Inscription in the album says it contains a “pictorial record of my soujourn in Kootenay National Park.” The album has 100 hand-numbered pages depicting locations like Revelstoke, Glacier, Banff, 21 mile camp, 16 mile mill, Sinclair Canyon, McLeod Meadow, and activities such as bicycling, fishing, playing music, and swimming. Captions on these images may contain information such as temperature, geographic location, and persons pictured.

[Various views of Skagway, Yukon, including landscapes, hospital, and cabin]

Harry L. Suydam stamped on verso, some contain handwritten captions on verso. Included with album is small informational page on Hazel Achison (1894-1898)-- find a grave memorial. 'Four year old Hazel was the first of many who died during a major epidemic of cerebro-spinal meningitis in 1898.' Signatures on photograph and mats match that of Asahel Curtis, presumably the creator of these photographs.

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Alaska [album of gold rush photographs]

This album was given to Metcalf's sister-in law. Written in is a 4 line poem apparently in Metcalf's hand. "Second Edition" written at the end of the poem. Metcalf was a Detroit businessman who went to the Klondike during the Gold Rush and returned to give local citizens lantern slide shows of his adventure. Photographs unidentified excerpt for numbers in corners, and a few photographs have Metcalf's copyright. Photographs include images of harbours, street scenes, ship building, camps, etc.


[Photos of Dawson and mining camps]

Photograph captions include: D.A. Schindler's Hardware Store 45 degrees below zero after a fire Dawson Dec. 18 1899, First Avenue in Dawson after Monte Carlo fire, Canadian Bank of Commerce Dawson Fire Jan. 10 1900, A.G. and Co. Buildings during fire Jan. 10 1900, and camp of Ward, Hough & Co., Lake La Barge, May 1899.

Goetzman, H. J.

[Ship deck and ship on river]

Contains two prints mounted on same sheet of paper, on recto (PH-63) is steamer Dawson in partly ice-covered waterway, verso (PH-64) shows deck area, possibly the Steamer Dawson, but could be a different boat.

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