St. Louis Mercantile Library

M-219: Alaska Gold Rush Photograph Collection

 

HISTORY:

SCOPE: Collection of Original Photographs taken of Gold Mining Operations near Ramparts, Alaska Territory, ca. 1899-1901. Among views shown are mining operations, a barge going out with the ice on the Yukon River (1899), town view of Ramparts, miners in Ramparts, dog sleds in front of North American Transportation Company, Native peoples (including family shots), an exceptional shot of miners and natives holding dogs on chains, and other scenes. Some photographs have pencil notations on the back.

HOLDINGS: 23 photos, most mounted. 3 Photographs have been retouched for publication, 1 is cracked.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited please contact the staff for details.

M-219: Alaska Gold Rush Photograph Collection.(pdf)