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Unidentified album (#3) fonds

  • mac mac-61
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The fonds consists of photographs which illustrate traditional placer mining techniques, probably from Alaska. Pictures include water flumes, sluice boxes, water monitors, men with picks and shovels, and a winter scene on a trail with a fully loaded sledge near a campfire. Also included are four summer time scenes; a camp with a canoe and tent, and men cooking flapjacks and meat over open fires. Captions can be found on the backs of loose photographs in the album. People identified include Charlie Thompson and Tom Blais.

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Unidentified album (#2) fonds

  • mac mac-60
  • Fonds
  • [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 album (#1) fonds

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  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1932-1936]

The fonds consists of an album chronicling one young family?s mining and recreational activities in the area of Atlin, British Columbia from approximately 1932 to 1936. The mining scenes include images of flumes, riffles, water pipelines, hydraulicing, underground mining, a washing plant, bulldozers, a tram line system carrying buckets, men working and a view of a mine site. Recreational activities include a man with a dog team, women in a garden, picnics, people swimming, automobiles, a young family?s camping and boating excursions aboard the cabin cruiser Aurora, a parade with decorated vehicles, and the sternwheeler Tutshi and passengers. Other subjects include scenic views of mountains and lakes in summer and winter, a small house on a lake, Atlin Lake, Tagish Lake, a cabin at Sucker Lake, Ben-My-Chree and a bush plane. Some of the photographs have captions written on the reverse.

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