Series - Photographic records

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Photographic records

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  • 1895-1996, predominant 1897-1910 (Creation)

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ca. 1800 photographs : silver gelatin prints, cyanotypes, stereographs, panoramas, and prints ; 175 x 28 cm and smaller

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The series contains photographic materials primarily originating during the Klondike Gold Rush at the turn of the 20th century. The photographs were generated as a result of the travels, mining endeavours, rapid development of towns and infrastructure in Alaska and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and interactions of different cultures, including Indigenous peoples and settlers and stampeders from Canada, America, and around the world. Photographs in the series portray landscapes, mining scenes, portraits, travel scenes, town sites, community activities, and huge groups of stampeders on their way to the Klondike. Major photographic types include silver gelatin prints, cyanotypes, stereographs, panoramas, and prints. Photographs originated from commercial and well known photographers, such as E.A. Hegg and Asahel Curtis; many others were created by anonymous travellers who journeyed north and kept a photographic record of their journeys.

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