Fonds dcm-127 - Alberta Alexander Knottner fonds

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Alberta Alexander Knottner fonds

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CA dcm dcm-127

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  • [ca. 1899], 1902, 1912-1918 (Creation)
    Knottner, Alberta Alexander

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18 photographs : 6 b&w prints, 12 copy negatives

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Alberta Alexander Knottner was born in Dawson City, Yukon August 14, 1914, and lived there from 1913 to 1918. She had four sisters including Ellen Phoebe (born July 10, 1909), Evelyn Merrill (born December 22, 1910), Nettie Irene May (born April 26, 1912) and Ruby Rachael (born July 12, 1917). Her father Albert Edward Alexander (born February 26, 1879) worked for the Yukon Gold Company and the Yukon Consolidated Gold Corporation (YCGC) on the dredges. Her mother, Catherine Merrill Potter, was born July 10, 1909. Alberta moved on to Vancouver from 1918 to 1920 and from there to California. She returned to visit Dawson City with her husband in 1984 and again for her 75th birthday in 1989.

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This fonds consist of photographs of the Alexander family's time in Dawson City, Yukon from 1913 to 1918 and includes images of social events such as dances and Midnight Dome gatherings as well as professional photographs by Kinsey and Kinsey of the route from Whitehorse to Dawson City in ca. 1899 -1902.

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1 b&w photograph is card mounted.

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Inventory of photographs available on Dawson City Museum database. Caption list available.

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