Yukon Territory photograph album, circa 1903-1906  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Yukon Territory photograph album
Dates
circa 1903-1906 (inclusive)
Quantity
177 photographic prints in 1 album (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH0041
Summary
Photographs of Yukon Territory locations and activities
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
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Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Gold was found near Dawson in the Yukon region of Canada in 1896. With the news of gold making its way to Seattle in 1897, the Klondike Gold Rush began. Over 100,000 people set off for the Yukon to find gold, but only 30,000 made it to the Yukon. Many either died or turned back for various reasons. Eventually, the population of Dawson swelled and temporarily became the largest city north of San Francisco.

Whitehorse was a campsite for many gold prospectors, an area rich in copper, and a consistently significant location for the purposes of transportation. The White Pass and Yukon Route railway connected Whitehorse to the port town of Skagway by 1900. To traverse the dangerous Whitehorse Rapids, two tramlines were built along the Yukon River with terminals near downtown Whitehorse. With multiple lines of transporation passing through,Whitehorse boomed.

Silver and gold were first discovered in the Windy Arm area of Tagish Lake in July of 1899, which sparked an intensive mining era in this section of the Yukon just south of Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing. By 1905, American mining promoter Col. John Howard Conrad had acquired control of most of the newly-discovered gold, silver, and lead deposits on Montana Mountain. Col. Conrad built a tram to carry ore down from the Montana Mine to the boomtown of Conrad. At the time of its construction, it was the longest tramway in the world at 3700 feet high and four miles long.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of various locations within the Yukon Territory, British Columbia, and Alaska, including Whitehorse, Caribou Crossing, and, Conrad. Depicts scenes of mining, surveying, packtrains, and dog teams. Includes images of steamboats, railroads, and tramways. Also depicted are dwellings, natural scenes, wildlife, and native people.

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Yukon Territory AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Page item
1 1 January 1906
2 2a-2b circa 1903-1906
3 3 July 1906
4 4a-4b June1906
5 5
 Two cabins, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Our Cabin White Horse, Y.T.
circa 1903-1906
6 6
 View of cabins and street, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Our Home White Horse Yukon 1906.
1906
7 7a April 1906
7 7b April 1906
8 8a-8b
 Husky dog, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Our "Huskie" Dog.
April 1906
9 9 April 1906
10 10
 Men and cargo on scow departing from Whitehorse
Written on page: Scow leaving for Dawson, White Horse, April 1906.
April 1906
11 11
 Mrs. S. shaking hands with Husky
Written on page: Mrs. S. and our Huskie making friends.
circa 1903-1906
12 12a
 Two log buildings and watchtower, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Church of England, and Parsonage, White Horse, May 1905.
May 1905
12 12b circa 1903-1906
13 13
 Train in front of snow-covered log buildings, Caribou Crossing, Yukon Territory
Written on page: W.P and Y.R. Passenger Train. Caribou Dec, 1905.
December 1905
14 14a
 Men sitting and standing on scow loaded with cargo, Whitehorse, Yukon Territor
Written on page: Scow leaving for Dawson, White Horse, April 1906.
April 1906
14 14b
 Boy, H. Snyder, in fur cap standing in snow with dog
Written on page: H. Snyder and Dog
circa 1903-1906
15 15a
 Four steamships in dry dock on shore, Whitehorse, Yukon Terriory
Written on page: Yukon River Steamers, in winter quarters
circa 1903-1906
15 15b circa 1903-1906
16 16a May 1906
16 16b
 View from river of hillside and canoe with passengers, Yukon River
Written on page: Yukon River, below White Horse
circa 1903-1906
17 17a circa 1903-1906
17 17b December 1905
18 18
 Men and cargo on scow pushing off into river, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Leaving for Dawson- April 1906.
April 1906
19-20 19a-20b circa 1903-1906
21 21a
 Building and canoe along shore, Taku, British Columbia
Written on page: Cooper's Mine, near Taku, B.C.
circa 1903-1906
21 21b
 Building with canvas tent at water's edge, Taku, British Columbia
Written on page: Cooper's Mine, near Taku, B.C.
circa 1903-1906
22 22a circa 1903-1906
22 22b
 Two men on porch of log building, Atlin, British Columbia
Written on page: Club House, Atlin, B.C. Sept 1905.
September 1905
23 23a September 1905
23 23b circa 1903-1906
24 24a September 1905
24 24b circa 1903-1906
24 24c circa 1903-1906
24 24d circa 1903-1906
25 25
 White Pass and Yukon Railroad station at Summit, White Pass
Written on page: Station at Summit W.P. & Y.R., Jany. 1906
January 1906
26 26a-b
 White Pass and Yukon Railroad tracks and train between hillside and shore of Lake Bennett
Written on page: Along Lake Bennett, W.P. & Y.R.. May 1906.
May 1906
27 27
 Mount Rainier under lenticular cloud viewed from Seattle
Oliver P. Anderson (photographer)
Written on photograph: Rainier's Weather-Cap.
1903
28 28 October 1906
29 29
 View of mountains along shore, Skagway, Alaska
Written on page: Approaching Skagway, Nov. 1906.
November 1906
30 30a
 Snowy street scene, Skagway, Alaska
Written on page: From hotel window.
January 1906
30 30b
 View from distance of home of Bishop Bompas, church, and school, Caribou Crossing, Yukon Territory
Bishop William Carpenter Bompas was a missionary from the Church of England to northwestern Canada and the first Anglican bishop of the region. After several years of roving between forts, Bishop Bompas took control of various mission posts. In 1905, he resigned his position, and June 9, 1906, he died in Caribou Crossing (Carcross), Yukon Territory.
August 1905
31 31a-b circa 1903-1906
32 32 October 1906
33 33a circa 1903-1906
33 33b circa 1903-1906
34 34a circa 1903-1906
34 34b circa 1903-1906
35 35 circa 1903-1906
36 36a December 1905
36 36b November 1905
36 36c circa 1903-1906
37 37a circa 1903-1906
37 37b circa 1903-1906
38 38a August 1904
38 38b circa 1903-1906
39 39 November 1905
40 40 circa 1903-1906
41 41 circa 1903-1906
42 42a circa 1903-1906
42 42b circa 1903-1906
43 43a November 1905
43 43b
 Mount Edgcombe, Sitka, Alaska
Winter and Pond (photographer)
circa 1903-1906
43 43c circa 1903-1906
44 44
 Hand-colored photograph of pan of gold from Livingston Creek worth $7000
E.J. Hamacher (photographer)
Written on photo: A seven thousand dollar clean up on Livingston Creek. Large Nugget $470.00.
circa 1903-1906
45 45 September 1905
46 46 September 1906
47 47 August 1906
48 48a August 1906
48 48b August 1906
49 49a circa 1903-1906
49 49b
 Sheep in pen on barge
Written on page: Sheep bound for Dawon. In "30 mile."
circa 1903-1906
50 50a
 Group of men standing and on horseback, Livingston Creek, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Ready to leave Livingston, August 1906.
August 1906
50 50b circa 1903-1906
51 51 August 1906
52 52a
 Men working along creek bed, Livingston Creek, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Placer mining, cleaning bed rock, Livingston Creek.
circa 1903-1906
52 52b
 Men packing horses
Written on page: Throwing "Diamond Hitch," Andy.
circa 1903-1906
53 53
 Porcupine on rock along shore, Scurvy Creek, Yukon Territory
Written on page: "Wild animals I have known." - Porcupine.
August 1906
54 54
 Three men sitting outside of tent in front of campfire
Written on page: Camp on Snow Creek. 10P.M.
August 1906
55 55 circa 1903-1906
56 56 August 1906
57 57a circa 1903-1906
57 57b circa 1903-1906
58 58 circa 1903-1906
59 59a circa 1903-1906
59 59b circa 1903-1906
60 60a
 Judge T.W. Jackson on horseback
Written on page: On road to Livingston.
circa 1903-1906
60 60b August 1906
61 61 circa 1903-1906
62 62a-b circa 1903-1906
63 63 circa 1903-1906
64 64 circa 1903-1906
65 65a circa 1903-1906
65 65b circa 1903-1906
66 66a October 1906
66 66b November 1906
67 67
 Snow covered cabin, Conrad, Yukon Territory
Written on page: My Office - By Moonlight.
December 1905
68 68a circa 1903-1906
68 68b
 Tents on shore near edge of forest, likely Conrad, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Beginning of tramway work.
August 1905
69 69a-b July 1905
70 70a June 20, 1905
70 70b September 1905
71 71a circa 1903-1906
71 71b
 Men loading horses with logs, Montana Mine, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Packing firewood to Montana Mine.
circa 1903-1906
72 72a May 1905
72 72b circa 1903-1906
73 73a July 1905
73 73b
 Men and horses gathered near tent
Written on page: Packing Ore.
circa 1903-1906
74 74a circa 1903-1906
74 74b
 Men with horses hauling lumber, likely Conrad, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Hauling timbers for tramway.
September 1905
75 75
 Two dogs being held by men
Written on page: "Jeff" and "Sharky," Boss dog team.
circa 1903-1906
76 76a June 1905
76 76b circa 1903-1906
77 77a April 1906
77 77b Sept 1904
78 78a
 Snow covered cabin, Conrad, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Office, Conrad, Y.T.
circa 1903-1906
78 78b December 1905
79 79a August 1905
79 79b
 Man leading pack of dogs pulling sleds, Windy Arm, Yukon Territory
Written on page: Moving supplies, Windy Arm mines.
circa 1903-1906
80 80a September 1905
80 80b
 View of Conrad one year later
Same image as item 46.
September 1906
81 81a January 1906
81 81b circa 1903-1906
82 82a circa 1903-1906
82 82b October 1905
83 83a April 1905
83 83b April 1905
84 84a April 1905
84 84b circa 1903-1906
85 85a September 1905
85 85b circa 1903-1906
86 86 October 1905
87 87 June 1905
88 88a September 1905
88 88b circa 1903-1906
89 89a-b circa 1903-1906
90 90a-b circa 1903-1906
91 91a circa 1903-1906
91 91b circa 1903-1906
92 92a-b circa 1903-1906
93 93a November 1906
93 93b circa 1903-1906
93 93c circa 1903-1906
93 93d circa 1903-1906
94 94a circa 1903-1906
94 94b circa 1903-1906
94 94c circa 1903-1906
95 95a circa 1903-1906
95 95b
 Dog
circa 1903-1906
95 95c circa 1903-1906
96 96a circa 1903-1906
96 96b circa 1903-1906
96 96c circa 1903-1906
97 97a circa 1903-1906
97 97b circa 1903-1906
97 97c circa 1903-1906
98 98a circa 1903-1906
98 98b circa 1903-1906
99 99
Blank page
100 100 circa 1903-1906
101 101a circa 1903-1906
101 101b circa 1903-1906
102 102a circa 1903-1906
102 102b
 Young native woman holding infant, seated in wooded area
Written on verso: Indians at Hootalinqua River.
circa 1903-1906

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