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Only top-level descriptions Canadian Museum of Civilization Hegg, E.A. (Eric A.), 1867-1948
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Canadian Museum of Civilization collection

  • yuk yuk-196
  • Collection
  • Copied before 1995 (originally created 1898-1994)

The collection consists of photographs relating to the Yukon's Klondike Gold Rush trail and Dawson City, from 1898-1951. The majority of the photographs (230) are dated 1898-1900 and were taken by Larss & Duclos, and Eric Hegg. Subjects include Dawson City street scenes, businesses, residents, events at the Palace Grand Theatre, mining activity in the Klondike Gold Fields, members of the North West Mounted Police (NWMP), the tent city at Bennett, Chilkoot Pass, pack trains on White Pass Trail, sternwheelers, First Nations women and portraits of Dawson City women (82/273). The remaining photographs are a selection taken by anthropologists during their field work with First Nations in the Yukon. Anthropologist photographers include Catharine McClellan, Dorothy Raines, Douglas Leechman and W.E. Cockfield. The photographs document native lifestyles in the Atlin, Teslin, Carcross, Old Crow, Klukshu, Dalton Post and Burwash Landing areas, in 1927, 1946 and 1951 (91/36). Accession 81/43 relates to the Archaeological Survey of Canada and consists of copies of 50 manuscripts created between 1948 and 1979 on the geology and archaeology of the Yukon Territory. The manuscripts form part of the Archaeological Survey of Canada Collection at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Some are on microfiche (transferred in the 1970s). The textual records include a computer printout of the archaeological sites in the Yukon (81/23) and material on the customs and history of the Pelly Indians (dated 1913 and 1939) from the Poole Field Collection at the CMC (92/38 in-process material). The videocassette is titled "No Gap Where Time Began" and was produced by the CMC in 1994 (94/121).

Canadian Museum of Civilization