Case & Draper Alaska photographs, circa 1905-1907  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Case & Draper
Title
Case & Draper Alaska photographs
Dates
circa 1905-1907 (inclusive)
Quantity
22 photographic prints (1 box and 1 folder), sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0301
Summary
Photographs of Alaska including mining and canning companies, hunting, the Alaska Central Railway, sternwheelers, Native Americans and the first automobile in Alaska. Also included is letter about the AYPE live game exhibit, and a folding souvenir mailer containing photos of Alaska
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William Howard Case arrived in Skagway in 1898 and later resided in Juneau until his death in 1920. In 1901 Case & Draper received a contract from White Pass and Yukon Route to photograph the scenery along the railway route. About 1905, Case and Draper opened a branch studio in Juneau. The partnership, however, dissolved in 1907. The photographic business in Skagway was continued by Horace H. Draper under the name Draper and Co. It may have survived until 1914.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains scenes of Alaska, including mining and canning companies, hunting, the Alaska Central Railway, sternwheelers, Native Americans and the first automobile in Alaska. Also included in the collection is a letter concerning the AYPE live game exhibit, and a small booklet entitled "Alaska Mailing Souvenir." Much of the collection are copy prints issued by Webster and Stevens, Seattle photographers.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

View the digital version of the collection

Native American images are included in the Native American Microfiche (NA2452-2477).

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

HuntingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/2 8
 Hunters posing with the mountain goats they killed, White Pass, Alaska (Case & Draper 47-N)
Captions on photo: Mountain goats from summit of White Pass. Goats labeled, from left to right: "330 lbs" and "225 lbs."Written on verso: Mountain Goat killed on White Pass at the head of the Yukon River.
circa 1907
1/2 9a
W.H. Case holding daughter Madge Case in arms, next to mountain goats killed in a hunt, White Pass, Alaska (Case & Draper 35-N)
Caption on front: Result of a days sport at Summit of White Pass. By Dr. L.A. Baughman and W.H. Case.Written on verso: One days slaughter among the mountain goat herds of Tanana, Alaska.Included with a copy (item 9b) of this photograph was a letter protesting hunting. See item 9c.
circa 1907
1/2 9b
W.H. Case holding daughter Madge Case in arms, next to mountain goats killed in a hunt, White Pass, Alaska (Case & Draper 35-N)
Same image as 9a. Bottom of photo with caption is cut off.Written on verso: One day's slaughter by one man on Wood River in the Tanana.Included with this photo was a letter, Item 9c.
circa 1907
box:oversize
OS1 9c
Press-release letter concerning the live game exhibit at Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibition
An undated and unsigned letter describing the live game exhibit at the upcoming 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibition in Seattle, in which live game specimens from California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska will be displayed as an appeal to stop the over-hunting of game animals in the West Coast states, an effort supported by President Theodore Roosevelt. Found behind item 9b.
circa 1909
Box/Folder
½ 10
 Two men sitting with their kill after a bear hunt (Case & Draper 34-N)
Caption on photo: Home with our plunder.Written on verso: Washington black bear bagged 80 minutes out from Seattle.
circa 1907

Indian and Alaskan TownsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/3 11
 Tlingit potlatch on Japonski Island off Sitka, Alaska (Case & Draper 15-N)
Caption: Japonski Is. where the potlatchers were met and feasted by Sitka natives.
circa 1906
1/3 12 circa 1907
1/3 13 circa 1907
1/3 14 circa 1907

Automobile, trails, railway viewsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/5 19
 A man sitting in the first auto built in Alaska, Skagway, Alaska
Caption: First automobile of Alaska, built at North West Light & Power Co., Skagway, Alaska.
circa 1907
1/5 20 circa 1907
1/5 21 Circa 1907
1/5 22a circa 1907
1/5 22b
Camp #9, with Bartlett Glacier in the distance, Alaska Central Railway (Case & Draper 83-N)
Same image as 22a. Possibly printed from original negative, but printed in the late 1950's.
circa 1907

  Alaska Mailing Souvenir , circa 1898-1900Return to Top

Folding souvenir mailer with nine views of Alaska and the Yukon. Printed at bottom of photos: Photographs by Case & Drahen [sic] and H.C. Barley, of Skagway, Alaska. Postmarks on the cover indicate that it was first mailed October 18, 1904 from [illeg] in Skagway, Alaska, then mailed from Juneau Alaska to Miss S Victoria Hampton [illeg] at 470A [illeg] Str in Portland Oregon on October 22, 19[illeg.]. There is also a stamped date of Oct 18 1904 and "World's Fair" machine-stamped on the envelope.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/6 23 circa 1898-1900
1/6 23a
 Bird's-eye view of Skagway Alaska
Caption on page: Skaguay, Alaska, the Gateway to the Klondike.
circa 1898-1900
1/6 23b circa 1898-1900
1/6 23c
 Small boats in Whitehorse Rapids on Yukon River, Alaska
Caption on page: Shooting Whitehorse Rapids, Alaska.
circa 1898-1900
1/6 23d
 People posing on flatbed train car in snowy terrain.
Caption on page: First Passenger Train to reach Log Cabin July 6, '99 - White Pass & Yukon R.R.
July 6, 1899
1/6 23e circa 1898-1900
1/6 23f
 People posing outside locomotive on snowy mountainside
Caption on photo: First Passenger Train on the White Pass & Yukon Route to the Summit
1900
1/6 23g
 Musharankdorfotoo, the chief of the Chilkat Indians
H.C. Barley, Skagway, Alaska (photographer)
circa 1898-1900
1/6 23h circa 1898-1900
1/6 23i
 Storefront of "Keelar, The Money King," a jewelry, pawn, safe storage, and loan business in Skagway, Alaska
Printed in bottom margin: Photographs by Case & Drahen [sic] and H.C. Barley, of Skagway, Alaska.
circa 1898-1900

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)