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Site specific photograph collection

  • mac mac-51
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The photographs in this collection were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Site Specific" for research and exhibit purposes. Included are a very diverse range of photographs of sites and subjects in the Yukon, Alaska, along the Yukon River and the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails, British Columbia, and other locations. Yukon sites include Carcross showing a sternwheeler, railway bridge, and the town site, Ben-My-Chree on the West Taku Arm, Mayo, a log cabin at Haggart Creek in the Keno area and Dawson City. Images of Alaska include: Skagway, Dyea, Valdez, Fairbanks, St. Michael, Haines, Beaver City, Fort Yukon, Point Barrow, Louden, Ruby City, Cordova, Foster Glacier, Muir Glacier and Holy Cross Mission on the Yukon River. Images of British Columbia include: a street scene in Bennett, showing Dawson Hotel, Bennett Lake and Klondike Navigation Co. Ltd. warehouses, the church at Bennett, and an Atlin street scene showing the Kendome and Kootenay Hotels. The collection also consists of images of a native cemetery showing Spirit Houses and a native village on the Chilkat River, Pleasant Camp on the Dalton Trail, White Pass Summit, and Chilkoot Trail, Miles Canyon, Five Finger Rapids, a view from the Dome in Dawson Cityshowing the sternwheeler graveyard and islands near Moosehide, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Post on Dalton Trail and Tagish, circa 1898, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station at Haines Junction, a bridge at North Fork of the Klondike River, Pueblo Mine and Grafter Mine outside of Whitehorse, Department of Transport houses in Destruction Bay, Hotel Upper LeBarge [Laberge], a ward in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dawson City, the tram line in Whitehorse and a series of images of the Inside Passage including Prince Rupert and Alert Bay.

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Unidentified photographs collection

  • mac mac-94
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of photographs taken in Dawson City including a group of people posing and playing on the tennis court, nurses and their friends, a view of the town from Crocus Bluff, the cable ferry and barges at the waterfront, and the firehall and fire fighting equipment. Also included are images of the Yukon River in the Whitehorse area during spring breakup, the interior of a house, people travelling by horse-drawn carriages, and a group of individuals snowshoeing, and hunting.

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Flora and fauna photograph collection

  • mac mac-53
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of photographs of animals, plants and Ice Age bones. The photographs were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Flora and Fauna" for research and exhibit purposes. They are of various sizes and formats and most were taken by amateurs although several were prints produced by well known photographers. Subject matter includes animals in natural settings - black bears and grizzlies, moose, caribou, mountain goats, Dall sheep, and a bison. There are numerous photographs of young animals, including bears, moose and rabbits, in captivity. The collection includes images of trophy game, water foul and game birds, sled dogs and huskies and a few images of flowers and gardens, and mammoth bones.

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MacBride Museum sound recording collection

  • mac mac-118
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of audio tape cassettes containing storytelling, oral histories, presentations, and other programs and events at the MacBride Museum and in greater Whitehorse. Includes First Nations creation stories told by Louise Profeit-LeBlanc and Ruth Carrol, drum songs by Kolvane Fox, and a narrative of Laurent Cyr's life in the Yukon presented at the 1991 Sourdough Rendezvous. The oral history interviews conducted by Museum staff and other individuals cover topics including biographical information of the persons interviewed, travel, transportation, geography, activities, and people in the Yukon. Interviews include: Roy Minter's visit with MacBride Museum Director Joanne Meehan in 1990 regarding the outdoor artifacts, his arrival in Whitehorse in 1955, involvement with the Museum, and friend William D. MacBride; an interview of Bonnie Piper by Marjorie Almstrom in 1991 on her life and travels in the Yukon beginning 1946; interview of Pat Olsen by Doreen Wahl in 1991 relating to the Whitehorse stamp club; and Neil McLeod interview relating to his work on the sternwheelers 1935-1941 and his photographs of the Yukon. The collection contains other miscellaneous sound recordings: Kitty Smith talking about her carvings, a presentation on Mount Logan by geologist Charlie Roots, the Alcan Highway and Soldier's Summit official openings, Robert Service reading his poetry, Pierre Burton on the Klondike Gold Rush, and various Museum talks and tours. Some of the audio tape cassettes were copied in the 1990s.

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World War One collection

  • mac mac-38
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

Collection includes newspaper clippings about Yukon soldiers in World War One, a handbill about the unveiling of the Whitehorse monument, and lists of Yukoners who joined the forces and those who died.

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Identified personalities photograph collection

  • mac mac-45
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The photographs were part of unidentified collections and were organized by "Personalities, Identified" for research and exhibit purposes. The styles and formats of the images in this collection are very wide ranging; they include posed and candid, professional and amateur, studio and natural, large and small. The subjects are known individuals, small groups, organizations, ship crews, sports teams, visiting dignitaries and royalty. Occasionally captions accompany the photograph and identify people, dates, locations and/or events. There are scenes of Martha Black and George Black at a Yukon farm, Percy DeWolfe operating his motor launch, a Klondike family standing outside their cabin at their claim, magazine photographs of the discoverers of gold, British Yukon Navigation Company (BYNCo.) personnel in 1901 posing outside the White Pass commissary, passengers on the sternwheeler Dawson City 1912, IOOF Lodge Number One Dawson members, 1901 Hockey Team, the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the royal visit of Princess Alexandra and the opening of the MacBride Museum Centennial Building, the visit of Governor General Vincent Massey to MacBride Museum in 1956, J.W. Boyle's Machine Gun Detachment, the crew of the sternwheeler Yukoner October 10th 1900, crew of the Gleaner, a collage of the Soapy Smith shooting, a White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) construction scene in Caribou Crossing [Carcross], crew of Locomotive Engine 51, the Whitehorse and Skagway Brass Band, crew and passengers of the sternwheeler L.A. France, Rendezvous Queen and contestants in 1962, and a studio photograph of George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, Jim Boss, and Rev. W.A. Blackwell. There are several series of photographs including images of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with American service personnel, the crew of the WW II Navy Ship Weyburn, portraits of Commanders of the NWHS from 1946-1960, Skagway newsboys in 1898, Buchanan Boys in Atlin B.C. 1925, and Charles C. Percival in Abbot-Detroit "Bull Dog" on its 100,000 mile durability run. Communities and locations in this collection include: Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carcross [Caribou Crossing], Skagway, Miles Canyon, Pullen House, Assay office at the Pueblo Mine 1912, Atlas Mine, Atlin, North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Barracks and Customs House Boundary out of Haines, and Nice, France. Some of the personalities identified in these photographs include: Captain MacDonald of the Tutshi, Mr. Otto Partridge of Ben-My-Chree, members of the Whitehorse Band, Champs of Yukon and Alaska 1912 Baseball Team, Dawson Charlie, Martha Black, Commissioner George Black, Percy DeWolfe, Robert Henderson, Kate Carmack, George Carmack, Tagish Charlie, Commissioner W.E. Brown, Wilbur Greenough, Harry Marsh, Chief Isaac, Chief Jim Boss, W.A. Blackwell, Charles Mayne, Bishop I.O. Stringer, Mrs. Stringer, Inspector H. Cronkhite, Kitty Jack, Alan Innes-Taylor, Soapy Smith, John Melvin Patterson, George Dawson, Sam Steele, J.R.B. Jones, Klondike Kate, three former Commissioner's wives Black, Collins, and Gibson, Charles Percival, Bob Lowe, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Princess Alexandra, Governor General Vincent Massey, J.W. Boyle, John Raymond, Walter Sharp, Captain Geo. Roche, Hendrickson, Peter H.C. Boughman, Steward Carter, Captain J.O. Williams, Captain R. E. Cromacty, B.A. Fayse, W. Donnenworth, Patsy Henderson and his wife, Edith, Rendezvous Queen Alice Martin, Miss Popularity Dorothy Zablosky, and First Nation elder Johnny Joe. The professional photographers and studios contained in this collection include E.J. Hamacher, Kinsey, Wolfe, Yukon Photo, Star Photo, Case and Draper, Cantwell, H.C. Barley, Harry Conners, Duclos, James Quong, G.M. Taylor, T. Breslin, A.J. Gillis, Kinsey and Kinsey, and Delmar.

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Transportation photograph collection

  • mac mac-48
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The collection consists of photographs that were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Transportation" for research and exhibit purposes. Included are many photographs of sternwheelers and other watercraft, crews and passengers on Yukon and Alaskan waters, and a smaller number of images of other forms of transportation including automotive and animal powered. The photographs range in size and format and were taken by amateur and professional photographers. There are images of notable events such as the sternwheeler Yukoner on fire in Dawson City, the Columbian's first trip to Whitehorse, Clifford Sifton on Lake Bennett, the launching of the Casca, the launching of the Alaska, a small steamer, the sternwheeler Lorelei shooting the White Horse Rapids, excursions on Atlin Lake aboard the Tarahne and Scotia, and the S.S. Bailey with passengers and crew at a wood landing on the Fifty Mile River. The colour print is a large format postcard of the burning of the sternwheelers Whitehorse and Casca. There is a series of 12 photographs recording a trip on the sternwheeler Casca, including icing on the paddle wheel, a landing on the Yukon River, ice breaking on Lake Laberge, and interior views of the vessel's state room, sitting room and engine room. Also included are images of the dry docks of Whitehorse and Lake Laberge, Yukon, and Fairbanks and St. Michael, Alaska, and Atlin, B.C. There is a series of wrecks and sunken sternwheelers including the Washburn, the Klondike, the Dawson, and the Casca. The vessels identified in this fonds include the Whitehorse, Casca,Yukoner, Klondike, Hannah, Washburn, Nora, Clifford Sifton, Gleaner, S.S. Bailey, Yukon, Dawson, Sarah, Susie, Louise, Mary F. Craft, S.S.Arnold, ACE Linda, Oil City, Monarch, AT&T Co. John Cudahy, Fox, Seattle No 1, Victorian, Alaska, M.L. Washburn, Bella, Selkirk, Tarahne, Scotia, and Farollon and the steel launch Tasmanian. Other images in this fonds include a 12-horse team hauling a 19,900 lb., boiler to Pueblo Mines, the railroad spur and ore cars at Pueblo Mines, the last trip of the Red Line Transportation Co. with 30 teams in Bennett, B.C. July 6, 1899, White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) cargo containers and a view of a White Pass locomotive on a bridge, the Queen of the Yukon and other airplanes, a military plane with passengers loading or unloading at Whitehorse Airport, registration CF-CPA, a 12-seater automobile with 8 adults and 1 child on board, a dog team mushing on a trail in the Whitehorse area, stampeders with wood wagons loaded down with gear being pulled by dogs and men, a horse pack train on one of the passes, reindeer pulling Eskimos on sleds near Nome, Alaska, 1913, and an image with the caption "Eskimo in Kiak, St. Michael". Also included are bulldozers, a cat, army trucks, snowplows and trucks working on the Alaska highway, two British Yukon Navigation Company (BYNCo.) buses parked outside the Duo Drop Inn and Sewell's 1927 Chevrolet Truck on a street in front of an old garage. Photographers identified include George Tumpach, H.C. Barley, E.A. Hegg, Larss and Duclos, E.J. Hamacher, and Doody. Communities and locations identified include Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carcross, Lake Laberge, Lake Bennett, Five Finger Rapids, Rink Rapids, Big Salmon, Fifty Mile River, the water control dam at Marsh Lake, Atlin Lake, and in Alaska - St. Michael, Fairbanks, Ruby and Tanana.

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Unidentified album (#2) fonds

  • mac mac-60
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The fonds consists of photographs apparently documenting a trip to the Klondike Gold Fields though the order is not always sequential. The images are faded and locations and activities are difficult to identify. Subject matter includes a tent with a Union Jack flag, possibly a Royal North West Mounted Police (RNWMP) tent, men posing in front of the tent, an exterior view of Billy's Mug, a pub in a city, an ocean going vessel, Skagway, a man standing on a rail line probably in Skagway, a group of men travelling in winter with loaded sleds, log cabins, the Yukon River and rapids, a large body of water, possibly Lake Laberge, men hunting, Niagara Falls, and many unidentified scenic views.

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Unidentified personalities photograph collection

  • mac mac-46
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The photographs were part of unidentified collections and were organized by "Personalities, Unidentified" for research and exhibit purposes. The scope of this collection is broad with a wide variation in format, size, subject matter, and dates. The images were taken by many different photographers, professional and amateur, in studios and natural settings, with people posing or candid. Some of the prints are professionally mounted and others extracted from an album, and many are loose prints. The subject matter portrayed includes people posing with big game trophies, riverboat crews, a work crew at the shipyard, life on the creeks, outings on frozen Lake Laberge, mine disaster survivors, individual and class photos, crowning of a school Queen, back stage of various amateur theatre productions, kids in a park, Rendezvous 1962, interiors of cabins or roadhouses, dance hall girls, prostitutes of Dawson City, young boys in uniform, a bridge party at Justice Macaulay's home, 1912 champion hockey team, reception for the Governor General Vincent Massey, men in fur coats, American service men in combat fatigues, first truck convoy from Whitehorse to Fairbanks November 20 1942, and the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP). There are various photographs of prospectors en route to the Klondike, out of doors concerts of the 18th Engineers Corps at Silver City, a series of midnight sun spectator group photos on the Midnight Dome in Dawson City, mining engineer's banquet 1905 in Whitehorse, a dance hall scene in Dawson City, and the Whitehorse Band. There is a series of North West Mounted Police (NWMP) group pictures at various stations, and the lost McPherson Patrol and the search party. The collection includes many images of First Nation people including a woman dancing accompanied by a man drumming, an Eskimo woman at St. Michael, Alaska, women at Moosehide Creek, women with birch bark baskets, Whitehorse July 1st 1967 celebrations with a man in a dance shirt and bear claw hat, Chief of the Teslin Indians with several other people in traditional dress, and Skookum Jim and the Carcross potlatch dancers.

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Unidentified scrapbook (#1) collection

  • mac mac-57
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

Collection consists of sequential photographs of the construction of Dredge #4 outside of Dawson City, Yukon 1940. One photograph includes an overall view of the construction site and the last photograph is Dredge #4 on an angle and partially submerged in a creek.

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