Nome, Alaska photograph album, 1898-1913  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Nome, Alaska photograph album
Dates
1898-1913 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 album with 192 photographic prints (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1213
Summary
Photographs of Alaska including Nome, Teller, Council and Barrow
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

Nome is a town in western Alaska that was established during the gold rush. After initial reports of gold in 1898, the population of previously uninhabited Nome soared to 10,000 people by 1900. It continued to be a thriving town throughout the gold rush period and remains today one of Alaska's larger towns. The communities of Teller and Council were also founded as a result of the gold rush, but experienced less economic success. Teller today has a population of about 300 people, while Council has been abandoned. Barrow is the northernmost city in the United States of America. Barrow has been populated by the Inupiaq people of Alaska for centuries.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Album contains images of Alaskan wildlife, individual and group portraits of Native Alaskans and early settlers, landscapes, buildings, totem poles, boats, and waterfronts in the towns of Barrow, Council, Nome, and Teller. Also features images of daily activities including military exercises, mining, boating, and dog sledding. Includes photographs taken in San Francisco, CA, and Victoria, BC. Identified photographers include Barnett (first name unknown), Arthur L. Bell, Beverly B. Dobbs, Otto D. Goetze, the Lomen Brothers, Frank H. Nowell, and Joseph Seiner.

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Nome, Alaska Photograph AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Album item
1 1
 Display of trophy walrus heads on side of boat (Lomen 770)
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Same photograph in Lomen Brothers Photographs collection. Also similar to photograph in Arthur Churchill Warner Photographs Collection PH Coll 273. Same scene (boat with walruses) but shot from a different angle.
circa 1899-1902
1 2a
Alaskan tundra with sun in the middle of the horizon
circa 1906-1913
1 2b
Eskimo man standing, Nome, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 2c
Snow covered tree branches
circa 1906-1913
1 3
 People picnicking on Kings Mountain at midnight near Nome, Alaska
Arthur L. Bell (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Picnic Partys at Kings Mountain. Midnight, June 20th 09. 10 miles from Nome, Alaska.
June 20, 1909
1 4a
Reindeer herd with mountains in the background at Teller, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 4b circa 1906-1913
1 5
Intake structure on Divining Creek at Hot Air Ditch Mine owned by Kimball & Gilmore, Nome, Alaska (Nowell 4976)
Frank H. Nowell; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Intake on Divining Creek of Hot Air Ditch owned by Kimball & Gilmore. July 13th 1906.
July 13, 1906
1 6a
Dogs in a log pen
Caption on photo: Please come in - we can't come out. 113.
circa 1906-1913
1 6b circa 1906-1913
1 6c
Man standing on sled with dog team
circa 1906-1913
1 7
 Hobson Creek and entrance to Miocene Tunnel, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Hobson Creek Entrance to Miocene Tunnel. Nome Precinct, Alaska.
circa 1910
1 8
Seascape north of Cape Lisburne, Alaska
Joseph Seiner (Photographer)
Duplicate of photo 55a. Caption on photo: Midnight sun north of Cape Lisburne, Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 9
 Group of people posed on hillside
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
1906-1913
1 10a
Old burn pile with house and mountains in background
circa 1906-1913
1 10b
View of camp from a distance
1906-1913
1 10c
View of homestead from a distance
1906-1913
1 11
 Exterior view of the Seiffert Flats building, Nome, Alaska
Frank H. Nowell; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Seiffert Flats. Nome, Alaska. Oct. 27th 1906.
October 27, 1906
1 12
Crowd watching the All Alaska sweepstakes dog mushing race
The All Alaska sweepstakes dog mushing race is the oldest organized dog mushing race in the world, beginning in 1908. It begins in Nome and finishes in the small community of Candle. Caption on photo: All-Alaska Sweep-Stake's dog race. Nome, Alaska. 1911. 729.
April 1911
1 13
 Collapsed wooden dock covered in snow, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: The effect of the ice pack. Nome Dock. Jan, 1907.
January 1907
1 14a
Dog team resting in the snow, Norton Sound, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 14b
Snowy mound and spruce trees, Norton Sound, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 14c
Snowy spruce trees, Norton Sound, Alaska
Caption on photo: Norton Sound, Alaska. 128.
circa 1906-1913
1 15
 Two companies of soldiers on skis lined up in the snow in Fort Davis, Alaska (Lomen 373)
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: "Inspection and Muster." Co.'s "E" and "F" 30th Inf. U.S.A. Fort Davis, Alaska. March 31st, 1913.
March 31, 1913
1 16a
Scattered people on a snowy burm
circa 1906-1913
1 16b
 Man standing outside of Mark's Hotel, Council, Alaska
Mark's Hotel was built in response to a population boom in Council during the gold rush. Caption on photo: Marks Hotel, Council, Alaska.
circa 1906
1 16c
 Exterior of Holy Cross Hospital, Nome, Alaska
The Holy Cross Hospital in Nome was founded in 1902 and closed shortly thereafter in 1918. It was then converted into an apartment and office building.
circa 1906
1 17
 Judges, officers, and track officials at the All Alaska sweepstakes posed outside, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Judges, officers, and track officials. 6th All Alaska Sweepstakes. Nome, Alaska, 1913.
April 20, 1913
1 18a-c
Logging scenes, Norton Sound, Alaska
Caption on photo 18a: In the pine country - Norton Sound. 125.
circa 1906-1913
1 19
 Crowd watching a dogsled team finish the All Alaska sweepstakes race, town buildings in background, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Similar to photo 21. Caption on photo: The Winners. Finish, Bowen and Delzene entry, 6th All Alaska Sweepstakes, Nome, Alaska, 1913. Distance: 408 miles. Time: 75 hours, 42 mi. 27 sec. - Fay Delzene, driver.
April 1913
1 20a-b
Seascapes with ships visible
circa 1906-1913
1 20c
Studio portrait of a seated man wearing a suit
circa 1906-1913
1 21
 Crowd watching a dogsled team finish the All Alaska sweepstakes race, town buildings visible in background, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Similar to photo 19. Caption on photo: Winners Second Place. Finish Johnson entry 6th All Alaska Sweepstakes. Nome, Alaska, 1913. John Johnson, driver.
April 1913
1 22a
 Waterfront in Teller, Alaska
Caption on photo: Teller, Alaska and water front.
circa 1906-1913
1 22b
Mining scene with man and horses, Teller, Alaska
Caption on photo: Mining on Sunset Creek, Teller, Alaska. 139.
circa 1906-1913
1 22c
Crowd gathered outside of Lumber Storage Commission buildings, Teller, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 23 circa 1906-1913
1 24
Blank page (unknown photos removed before acquisition)
undated
1 25 circa 1906-1913
1 26a
Large snow pile shaped like a house with dog laying down outside, Nome, Alaska
Caption on photo: Snow House. Nome, Alaska. 138.
circa 1906-1913
1 26b
Dog team at a great distance with glacier behind
circa 1906-1913
1 26c-d
 Men and dog team
Photos are vignetted in an oval.
circa 1906-1913
1 27 April 4, 1912
1 28
 Crowd watching Fourth of July parade through the main street, Lomen Brothers photo studio visible, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Fourth of July Parade, Nome, Alaska, 1911. Sailors from U.S.R.C. "Bear" passing reviewing stand.
July 4, 1911
1 29
 Studio portrait of Queen Ellen on a settee, Nome, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Winner of the beauty pageant accompanying the All Alaska sweepstakes dog race. Caption on photo: Queen Ellen of Aksala, Nome, Alaska, 1911-'12.
1911-1912
1 30a-b
 Totem poles in front of buildings
Otto D. Goetze; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
Caption on photo 30b: O.D. Goetze
circa 1898-1908
1 31
 Exterior view of Arctic Brotherhood Hall, Council, Alaska
Lomen Brothers; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
The Arctic Brotherhood is a fraternal organization founded by Alaskan goldminers in the interest of brotherhood. The Council chapter was organized in 1900, but abandoned shortly thereafter as most of Council's population left to look for gold in Nome, Alaska. Caption on photo: Arctic Brotherhood Hall, Council, Alaska.
circa 1900
1 32a-b
 Totem poles in front of buildings
Otto D. Goetze; Nome, Alaska (Photographer)
circa 1898-1908
1 33
 Studio portrait of an Eskimo woman wearing furs
Photographer is probably B.B. Dobbs.
circa 1906-1913
1 34a-c
Posed groups of people
circa 1906-1913
1 35a
Two couples posed outside
circa 1906-1913
1 35b circa 1906-1913
1 36
Blank page
undated
1 37a
Man and dogsled in front of large snowpile
circa 1906-1913
1 37b
Man and dogteam going over large snowpile
circa 1906-1913
1 38
Blank page
undated
1 39
Men in suits posed in front of water
circa 1906-1913
1 41a
 Dog team pulling cart on train tracks, Nome, Alaska
Page damaged (unknown photograph cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 41b
Group posed with dogs outside of a house
Page damaged (unknown photograph cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 42a-l
Various studio portraits
Page damaged (unknown photograph cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 43a-e
Various full-body portraits taken outside
circa 1906-1913
1 44
Blank page
undated
1 45a-c
Posed group portraits shot outside
Photo 45a is a duplicate of photo 53a.
circa 1906-1913
1 46
Blank page
undated
1 47a circa 1906-1913
1 47b circa 1906-1913
1 47c
Man in basket of dogsled with team
circa 1906-1913
1 48
Blank page
undated
1 49a-h
Various groups posed outside, Nome, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 50
Blank page
undated
1 51a-j
Various groups posed outside, Nome, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 52
Blank page
undated
1 53a
Group posed in front of a snowy burm
Duplicate of photo 45a.
circa 1906-1913
1 53b circa 1906-1913
1 53c circa 1906-1913
1 54
Blank page
undated
1 55a
Seascape north of Cape Lisburne, Alaska
Joseph Seiner (Photographer)
Duplicate of photo 8. Caption on photo: Midnight Sun North of Cape Lisburne, Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 55b-c
 Men hauling boat onto shore with harpooned seal in water, Barrow, Alaska
Identical photographs, image reversed on 55c.
circa 1906-1913
1 56a circa 1906-1913
1 56b circa 1906-1913
1 57a
Seascape
circa 1906-1913
1 57b circa 1906-1913
1 57c
Eskimo couple with dogs outside house
circa 1906-1913
1 58a
 Eskimo men bring a harpooned seal onto shore, Prince of Wales, Alaska
Caption on photo: Sealing - Prince of Wales, Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 58b circa 1906-1913
1 59a
Reindeer herd grazing
circa 1906-1913
1 59b
View of hills over water
circa 1906-1913
1 59c circa 1906-1913
1 60a
 Eskimo family
Caption on photo: Alaskan Eskimo.
circa 1906-1913
1 60b
Reindeer herd grazing
circa 1906-1913
1 61a
Reindeer herd at Cape Thompson, Alaska
Page damaged (unknown photos cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 61b
 Eskimo family outside of a house, Barrow, Alaska
Page damaged (unknown photos cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 61c
 Eskimo women in fur parkas on a boat, Barrow, Alaska
Page damaged (unknown photos cut out of album before acquisition).
circa 1906-1913
1 62
 Eskimo skin boats being made, Barrow, Alaska
Page damaged (unknown photos cut out of album before acquisition). Caption on photo: Oomiak frames - Eskimo skin boats.
circa 1906-1913
1 63a
 Schoolhouse in Barrow, Alaska
Caption on photo: Most northernly school on Western Hemisphere, Barrow, Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 63b circa 1906-1913
1 63c circa 1906-1913
1 64a
Men standing on a large snow pile, Barrow, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 64b circa 1906-1913
1 64c
Skin boat loaded on a dogsled, Barrow, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 65a circa 1906-1913
1 65b
Eskimo man with dogs at camp, Barrow, Alaska
circa 1906-1913
1 65c
 Dirt igloo in Barrow, Alaska
Caption on photo: Eskimo igloo at Barrow, Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 66a circa 1906-1913
1 66b
Sea ice
circa 1906-1913
1 67
View of a ship's crows nest and rigging
circa 1906-1913
1 68a
Eskimos posed on a boat
circa 1906-1913
1 68b
Group of Eskimos on a boat
circa 1906-1913
1 68c circa 1906-1913
1 69
People posed in the doorway of a house
circa 1906-1913
1 70a
Mining equipment in the snow
circa 1906-1913
1 70b circa 1906-1913
1 70c
Log houses in the snow
circa 1906-1913
1 70d
Snowy camp from a distance
circa 1906-1913
1 71a-b
Men sitting around a table in a cabin
circa 1906-1913
1 72a circa 1906-1913
1 72b circa 1906-1913
1 72c
Horse team hitched to a logging sledge
Associated with photo 72b.
circa 1906-1913
1 73
Blank page
undated
1 74a
 Panorama of small town on the tundra
Panorama continued on next page, photo 75a.
circa 1906-1913
1 74b
City street view
circa 1906-1913
1 74c circa 1906-1913
1 74d
 Panorama of a town with a small mountain behind
Panorama continued on next page, photo 75d. Caption on photo: Poto.
circa 1906-1913
1 75a
Panorama of a small town on the tundra
Panorama begun on previous page, photo 75a.
circa 1906-1913
1 75b
Two couples and a baby on the deck of a ship
circa 1906-1913
1 75c circa 1910
1 75d
Panorama of a town with a small mountain behind
Panorama begun on previous page, photo 75d.
circa 1906-1913
1 76a-b
 Studio portraits of a young woman
Features the same woman as photos 77a-b.
circa 1906-1913
1 77a-b
Studio portraits of a young woman
Features the same woman as photos 76a-b.
circa 1906-1913
1 78a-f
Various family portraits shot outside
Size of buildings and plants visible suggest that it is unlikely these photos were taken in Alaska.
circa 1906-1913
1 79-83
Blank page
undated
1 84a circa 1906-1913
1 84b
Large crowd in the stands of a stadium
Photo is torn in several places, very faded.
circa 1906-1913
1 85
Blank page
undated
1 86a
Two couples posed on the steps of a house
Photo is very faded.
circa 1906-1913
1 86b
Men posed outside of a house
circa 1906-1913
1 87a-d
Young woman posed in various outside locations
circa 1906-1913
1 88
 View of the Bering Sea after a storm, Nome, Alaska (Dobbs 836)
Beverly B. Dobbs (Photographer)
Photo is toned blue. Caption on photo: Behring Sea, after a storm at Nome.
circa 1906-1913
1 89
 Sea scene with rescue boats, Nome, Alaska
Beverly B. Dobbs (Photographer)
Photo is toned blue. Caption on photo: Nome life saving crew making for disabled Greyhound.
circa 1906-1913
1 90a
 Women in fur parkas posed on a bridge
Similar to photo 90e.
circa 1906-1913
1 90b
Women and children in a horse and buggy
circa 1906-1913
1 90c
Woman and children posed outside
circa 1906-1913
1 90d
Group of young people posed in a yard
circa 1906-1913
1 90e
Group laughing on a bridge
Similar to photo 90a.
circa 1906-1913
1 91 circa 1902
1 92a
Women posed in a garden
Similar to photo 92c.
circa 1906-1913
1 92b
Man standing on frozen lake
circa 1906-1913
1 92c
Women seated near to a hammock hung from pillars
Similar to photo 92a.
circa 1906-1913
1 92d
Women in a field of sunflowers
circa 1906-1913
1 92e
View of a town with harbor visible in the background
circa 1906-1913
1 92f
Roosevelt's Great White Fleet parade on the streets of San Francisco, California
Caption on photo: San Francisco, May 7, 08. Van Ness Ave. Atlantic Fleet.
May 7, 1908
1 93
 Boy with a basket on Steadman Avenue of Nome, Alaska (Nowell 5386)
Frank H. Nowell (Photographer)
Caption on photo: Steadman Ave. Nome, Alaska, Mar. 30th 1907.
March 30, 1907

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Alaska Natives--Photographs
  • Animals--Alaska--Photographs
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska--Photographs
  • Barrow, Point (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Council (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Nome (Alaska)--Photographs
  • San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs
  • Teller (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Victoria (B.C.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Dobbs, B. B. (Beverly Bennett), (photographer)
    • Goetze, O. D. (Otto Daniel), (photographer)
    • Lomen, Carl J., (photographer)
    • Nowell, Frank H., 1864-1950, (photographer)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Lomen Bros., (photographer)