John Francis Pratt photograph collection, circa 1870-1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Pratt, John F. (John Francis), 1848-1929
Title
John Francis Pratt photograph collection
Dates
circa 1870-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
20 boxes, 1 folder
Collection Number
PH0567
Summary
Photographs of Alaska and other locations, related to Pratt's work for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
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

The prints in boxes 1-3 are open. Access to the the rest of the collection requires the permission of the Visual Materials Curator. Contact Special Collections to inquire further.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John Francis Pratt (1848-1929) was an officer of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1871-1920, who engaged in surveys of Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet, the Straits of Juan de Fuca, and the Alaskan boundary; gave field service in the Hawaiian Islands, 1904-1905, California, 1906-1907, and the Philippine Islands, 1908-1911; and commanded the Carnegie Institute survey ship Galilee in 1905.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collections consists largely of photographs of Alaska, probably related to Pratt's work for the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Also includes photographs of the Philippines, China, Italy, Dawson City, Vermont, Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


 

BOX 1-3: Photographic prints
BOX 4: Glass negatives (5x7) A1-C9
BOX 5: Glass negatives (5x7) C10-F14
BOX 6: Glass negatives (5x7) F15-G12
BOX 7: Glass negatives (5x8) H1-J7
BOX 8: Glass negatives (5x8) K1-K14
BOX 9: Glass negatives (4x5) "L" Series
BOX 10: Glass negatives (4x5) "L" Series
BOX 11: Glass negatives (4x5) "L" Series
BOX 12: Glass negatives (8x10) M1-O12
BOX 13: Glass negatives (8x10) P1-R12
BOX 14: Glass negatives (8x10) S1-T12
BOX 15: Glass negatives (5x7) W1-X10
BOX 16: Glass negatives (8x10) Y1-Z14
BOX 17: Nitrate negatives V1-150
BOX 18: Nitrate negatives V151-
BOX 19: Nitrate negatives U1- 201
BOX 20: Nitrate negatives U-202- , Misc. negs.1-19
BOX OS3: 1 Photographic print


BOX 1:

FOLDER 1:
Alaska: Davidson Glacier. 1894. (A-001)
Alaska: Ferebee Glacier from camp. 1894. (A-003)
Mount Taiya River, Alaska: Wilson's store and Indian village. (A-004)
Alaska: From summit Taiya Pass. 1894. (A-007)
Alaska: From summit Taiya Pass. 1894. (A-008)
Alaska: Valley of Tlehini. 1894. (A-010)

FOLDER 2:
Alaska: McArthur's Cairn near Castle Mt. 1884 (B-026)
Alaska: McArthur's Cairn taken from Tongue Pt. (B-028)
Alaska: McArthur's Cairn from Tongue Pt. (B-029)
Alaska: Eastside of Chilkat Valley. (B-035) cf. E-2

FOLDER 3:
Alaska: Looking South from Tongue. (D-002) 2 copies
Alaska: View down Chilkat River from camp at mouth of Tahkin River. (D-004)

FOLDER 4:
Alaska: Chilkat Valley and Chilkat Peak
Alaska: Canoes in foreground. (E-002) B-35
Alaska: Unidentified natives. (E-010)

FOLDER 5:
Haines, Alaska: Haines Mission. (F-005) NO NEG.
Alaska: Salmon. (F-007)
Haines, Alaska: Haines Mission. Mission house. (F-008) NO NEG.
Kloquan Village, Alaska: Native children, Chilkat tribe, Chilkat River. (F-019)
Alaska: Natives wearing European clothes. (F-023)
Kloquan, Alaska: Native women, Chilkat tribe. (F-050)

FOLDER 6:
Chilkat River, Alaska: Expedition starting up river. (G- 002)
Haines, Alaska: Haines Mission. Missionary building. (G- 007)

FOLDER 7:
Steamboat "Yukon" personnel. 1898. (M-003) 3 copies
-Unidentified boat with crew. (M-004) 3 copies

FOLDER 8:
St. Michael's, Alaska: Steamboat "Yukon" under construction. (M-007)
Boats in harbor. (M-009) 2 copies
Steamboat "Yukon" under construction. (M-010) 2 copies
Steamboat "Yukon" under construction. (M-011) 2 copies
Steamboat "Yukon" under construction. (M-012) 2 copies

FOLDER 9:
Alaska: Mt. St. Elias. (N-006)

FOLDER10:
Walrus head. Killed near Cape Dyer. 1899 (Q-010)

FOLDER 11:
Officers of the USS "Patterson." 1902. (T-002)

FOLDER 12:
Yukon River, Alaska: River scenes, towns. NO NEG.
Yukon River, Alaska: River scenes, towns. NO NEG.
Yukon River, Alaska: Sailboats on river. (U-005)
Yukon River, Alaska: Sailboat on river. (U-006)
Yukon River, Alaska: Sailboat. (U-007)
Yukon River, Alaska: Steamer on river. (U-008)
Yukon River, Alaska: Steamer on river. (U-010)
Yukon River, Alaska: Village. (U-011)
Yukon River, Alaska: Settlement along river banks. (U-012)
Yukon River, Alaska: "Settlers on their homestead". (U-013)

FOLDER 13:
Bluff City, Alaska: Yukon beach mining. (U-014)
Bluff City, Alaska: Yukon beach mining. (U-015)
Bluff City, Alaska: Yukon beach mining. (U-017)
Holy Cross, Alaska: Mission students, teacher. (U-025)
Tanana, Alaska: "Cache" [Women & children in European dress]. (U-026)

FOLDER 14:
Circle City, Alaska: Buildings. (U-027)
Circle City, Alaska: River approaches: Rampart to Circle City. (U-028)
Circle City, Alaska: River approaches: Rampart to Circle City. (U-029)
Circle City, Alaska: Buildings. (U-030)
Circle City, Alaska: Dog team on boardwalk. (U-036)
Circle City, Alaska: River approaches: steamer "Mary Grath". (U-037)
Circle City, Alaska: Buildings. (U-038)
Circle City, Alaska: River approaches: Circle City to Hundred Mile. (U-039)

FOLDER 15:
Dawson City, YT. Street scene: men and animals. (U-055)
Dawson City, YT. Street scene, roof construction. (U-056)
Dawson City, YT. Gold panner. (U-057)
Dawson City, YT. Street scene: dog doing tricks. (U-058)

FOLDER 16:
Coastal, Alaska: Imwrook Passage above Blue Stone Bend. (U-063)
Coastal, BC: Lighthouse. (U-071)
- Coastal, Alaska: Sledge Island. (U-087)
Coastal, Alaska: Soapstone Point. (U-090)
Coastal, Alaska: Goff Rock. (U-097)
Coastal, Alaska: Goff Rock. (U-098)
Coastal, Alaska: George Island. (U-099)
Coastal, Alaska: Yakobi Rock. (U-100)
Coastal , Alaska: "Native grave on Indian Island". (U-103)
Coastal, Alaska: Glacier Bay (Lemeseurier Island): sea ice. ( U-117)
Coastal, Alaska: Glacier Bay (Lemeseurier Island): sea ice. ( U-119)
Coastal, Alaska: Glacier Bay (Lemeseurier Island): sea ice. ( U-120)
Coastal, Alaska: Glacier Bay (Lemeseurier Island): sea ice. ( U-125)

FOLDER 17:
St. Michaels, Alaska: Natives aboard USS "Patterson". (U-126) cf. U- 134
St. Michaels, Alaska: Natives; buildings, church. (U-128)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Natives; buildings, church. (U-129)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Natives; buildings, church. (U-132)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Natives "sprouting potatoes on USS Patterson". (U- 134) cf. U-126
St. Michaels, Alaska: Buildings from water. (U-136)
St.Michaels, Alaska: Church. (U-137)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Barge "Skookum". (U-140) 2 copies different views labeled "U-140"

FOLDER 18:
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views: buildings. (U-141)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views: ship at harbor. (U-142)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views: buildings. (U-143)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views: church. (U-147)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views: from water. (U-148)
Sitka, Alaska: Buildings: cathedral interior. (U-154)
Sitka, Alaska: "Buildings: Tea house with painted windows ". (U-155)
Alaska: Birds: gull's nest Yakobi Rock. (U-157)
Alaska: Birds: eaglet. (U-160)
Alaska: Birds: eaglet. (U-162)
Alaska: Birds: young crow. (U-166)

FOLDER 19:
Hawaii: USS "Patterson". (U-170)
Hawaii: USS "Patterson"; Carolyn and Dorothy [girls]. (U-174)
Hawaii: USS "Patterson"; Carolyn and Dorothy [girls]. (U-175)
Hawaii: USS "Patterson"; livestock. (U-178)
Maui: Lahaina, Hawaii: Ruins of "oldest house". (U-181)
Maui: Lahaina, Hawaii: Landscape. (U-183)
Kahoolawe, Hawaii: Building. (U-186)
Hawaii: Volcano. (U-187)
Hawaii: Lava formation and young girl. (U-193)
Hawaii: Lava flow. (U-194)

FOLDER 20:
USS "Gedney," "Patterson," "McArthur". (U-195)
USS "Gedney," "Patterson," "McArthur". (U-196)
Yukon River, Alaska: USS "Yukon". (U-201)
Yukon River, Alaska: Beach camp. (U-203)
Yukon River, Alaska: Beach camp. (U-204)
Yukon River, Alaska: Sternwheeler on river. (U-206)
Yukon River, Alaska: River view. (U-209) 1 c.

FOLDER 21:
Vermont: House. (W-001)
Vermont: House and grounds. (W-003) 2 copies
Vermont: House and grounds. (W-007)
Vermont: House and grounds. (W-008)
Vermont: Swans. (W-009)

FOLDER 22:
Mount Airy, Virginia House. (X-001) 2 copies
- Charlestown, West Virginia. House. (X-002)
Charlestown, West Virginia. House. (X-004)
Charlestown, West Virginia.. House. (X-009)
Mount Airy, Virginia? Woman and two children. (X-010)
FOLDER 23:
Mount Airy, Virginia? Pratt family home. (Y-001) 2 copies

FOLDER 24:
Mount Airy, Virginia. House. (Z-001)
Mount Airy, Virginia. House. (Z-002)
Mount Airy, Virginia. House. (Z-003)
Mount Airy, Virginia? Unidentified ruin. (Z-006) 2 copies
Mount Airy, Virginia? Unidentified ruin. (Z-007) 4 copies
Mount Airy, Virginia? Unidentified ruin. (Z-008)
Unidentified church and graveyard. (Z-009)
Charlestown, West Virginia: House. (Z-010) 3 copies
St. Michaels, Alaska: Lightering passengers cargo. (L-2-70)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Camp Pritchett [Pratt camp, 1878] (L-3-69)
Triangulation station NO NEG.
Yukon River, Alaska: USS Yukon underway on Yukon River. (L-5-102)
Alaska: "Kayaks towed by U.S. power boat." (L-9-99) 2 copies

FOLDER 26:
Alaska: Kayak offshore from village. (L-11-88) 2 copies
Alaska: "Group of Eskimos". (L-13-96)
Alaska: Eskimo woman, child. (L-19-101) Double exposure.
Eskimo women, children inside tent. (L-21-90)
Alaska: Husky/malemute pup. (L-32-94) 2 copies
St. Michaels, Alaska: Steamships "Cudahy," "Klondike" "Weare" [North American Commercial Co.] (L-36-82)
Yukon River, Alaska: Salmon. (L-47-104)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Steamships on Yukon River. NO NEG.

FOLDER 27:
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "A. East side of Chilkat Valley including Mt. T. Taken from Birch [triangulation site]." [1894] (30)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "B. Overlaps `A' and includes Riley's upper cairns." [1894] (31)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "C. Overlaps `B' and includes mountain 6T." [1894] (32)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "D. Overlaps `C' with pyramid on left end of plate." [1894] (33)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "East from [Birch?]" (43)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "A. East of Azimuth." (47)
Chilkat Valley, Alaska: "B. Overlaps `A' from Azimuth." (48)

FOLDER 28:
St. Michaels, Alaska: Rock Point Hill. (1-D)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Rock Point Hill. (3-D)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Rock Point Hill. (4-D)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Rock Point Hill. (6-D) 1 c.
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from (1-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (2-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (3-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (4-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (5-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (6-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Mountain, views from. (7-E)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from. (1-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from. (2-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from. (3-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from (4-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from (5-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: Canal Point, views from (6-F)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island. (003)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island. (004) 1 c.
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (008)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (009)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (010)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (011)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (012)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (014)
St. Michaels, Alaska: St. Michaels Island: West Base D Station. (015)

BOX 2:

FOLDER 1:
Cerro Robler, New Mexico: Transit of Venus station [1874]. 3 stereographs, 5 mounted prints.

FOLDER 2:
Cerro Robler, New Mexico: Transit of Venus station [1874]. 10 mounted prints.

FOLDER 3:
Coastal, Alaska: Lituya Bay (Cook Inlet, Tyonek, Turnagain Arm, Valdez, Kanai River, Mt. Fairweather, other views. 23 mounted, 1 unmounted b/w print.

FOLDER 4:
Oahu, Hawaii etc: Beaches, buildings, lava flows, Native Hawaiians, scenery, etc. [1894-1905]. 48 b/w small prints.

FOLDER 5:
Brig Galilee, Alaska: Shipboard scenes ports of call [?] [1905]. 23 b/w small prints.

FOLDER 6:
San Francisco, California: "Earthquake and [Ross Mountain field] camp prints." [1906] BOX 4N 36 b/w prints.
San Francisco, California: Earthquake damage [1906]. BOX 4N 9 b/w prints.

FOLDER 7:
California: Tide measuring devices, other scientific equipment [circa 1900]. 3 mounted prints, 17 b/w prints 2 cyan prints.
California: Field tent model trial course indicators. 8 b/w prints.

BOX 3:

FOLDER 1: Cross Sound, Alaska: USS "Patterson" at Lizianski Packing Co.

FOLDER 2:
Dutch Harbor, Alaska: Town views. 3 b/w prints.

FOLDER 3:
Juneau area, Alaska: City Native village, Mendenhall Glacier. 3 b/w prints.

FOLDER 4:
Lisianski Strait, Alaska: Entrance to strait. 4 b/w prints.

FOLDER 5:
St. Michaels, Alaska: Buildings, wharves, Natives. 4 mounted, 4 unmounted b/w prints.

FOLDER 6:
Sitka area, Alaska: Town views environs. 5 b/w prints.

FOLDER 7:
Yukon River, Alaska: "Between Russian and [Holy Cross?] Missions."
Yukon River, Alaska: "Trip from Circle City to Hundred Mile".

FOLDER 8:
Alaska: Alaska: Natives [near St.Michaels? aboard USS "Yukon" etc.]. 7 b/w prints.

FOLDER 9:
Coastal, Alaska: "Ice pictures" [sea ice]. 2 b/w prints.

FOLDER 10:
Alaska: Whales (swimming and beached). 8 b/w prints.

FOLDER 11:
Brig Galilee [1905+]. 1 Glassed print.

FOLDER 12:
Brig Galilee under sail at anchor [1905+]. 11 b/w prints, some duplicates.

FOLDER 13:
Naha Bay, Alaska: USS "Hassler".
USS "Hassler". (UW-11318)

FOLDER 14:
St. Michaels, Alaska: Sternwheeler "John Cudahy".

FOLDER 15:
Alaska: USS "Patterson" underway at anchor. 11 b/w prints. 1 view of crew.

FOLDER 16:
Cameras and sighting equipment. 2 b/w prints.
Expedition members [?] unidentified.
Field camp interior. 1 Stereograph.
"Notes on Phototopical Fieldwork". 4 photostatic copies of typed text.
Professor Davidson using equipment. 1 Stereograph.

FOLDER 17:
Black woman [Caribbean?]. 1 Mounted b/w print hand-tinted.
Mt. Shasta, California: Summit.

FOLDER 18:
Eastern states, US Mt.Airy, VA; other sites. cf. glass negatives X,Y,Z.

FOLDER 19:
Taiya Pass, Alaska: View from summit. 2 c.

FOLDER 20:
-Alaska: Kiska Island. Fisherman with halibut catch.

FOLDER 21:
Alaska: Seldovia beach. June 9, 1912.

FOLDER 22:
Seattle. Dock with fishing boats. Shows the Pacific Net and Twine Co. (V-261)
Seattle. New England Fish Co. dock with fishing boats. (V- 260)
Seattle. Ship KING & WINGE moored next to dock along waterfront. (V-259)

FOLDER 23:
Photo of drawing of Canadian steamerBeaver
Interior of home

BOXES 17-18: Nitrate negatives

"V Series". 1907-1912. 188 images of the Philippines (Filipino life, towns, churches); 20 images of Canton, China; 4 images of Suez; 13 images of Pompeii, Italy; 7 images of Azores; 2 images of Naples Italy; 2 images of the S.S. Berlin at Sicily, Italy; 2 images of Annapolis; 2 images of Berkeley; 5 images of Seattle waterfront

BOX 20: Nitrate negatives

U-202: Yukon River, Alaska:: Holy Cross mission seen from anchorage.
U-203: Yukon River, Alaska:: Beach camp.
U-204: Yukon River, Alaska:: Beach camp.
U-205: Yukon River, Alaska:: Holy Cross mission, river views.
U-206: Yukon River, Alaska:: Sternwheeler.
U-207: Yukon River, Alaska:: Holy Cross mission, river views.
U-208: Yukon River, Alaska:: Holy Cross mission, river views.
U-209: Yukon River, Alaska:: Holy Cross mission, river views.
Misc. 2: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Naval collier Saturn [1904].
Misc. 4: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: USS "Petrel" [1904].
Misc. 5:: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Salmon caught in harbor [1904].
Misc. 6: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Whaleboat alongside USS "Patterson" [1904].
Misc. 7: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Halibut caught in harbor [1904].
Misc. 8: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Tommi--ship's cat [1904]. 2 copies
Misc. 9: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Ship McArthur--"the Sunday blow [?]" [1904].
Misc. 10: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Harbor landing [1904].
Misc. 11: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: Kiska Mountain, summit [1904]. 11 different views.
Misc. 13: Kiska Harbor, Alaska:: SE end of Kiska Island [1904].
Misc. 14: Kiska Harbor, Alaska::: SW view of rock off SE corner of Kiska Island [1904].
Misc. 15a-d: Expeditionary camps [1906?]. [cf. BOX 2]
Misc. 16a-f: Observatories [1906?]. [cf. BOX 2]
Misc. 17a-f: Ross Mountain, California: Expeditionary camp [1906].
Misc. 18a-f: Ross Mountain, California: Scenery [1906]. different views.
Misc. 19a-f: San Francisco, California: Earthquake [1906]. different views.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Pratt, John F. (John Francis), 1848-1929--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey--Officials and employees
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska--Photographs
  • California--Photographs
  • China--Photographs
  • Hawaii--Photographs
  • Italy--Photographs
  • New Mexico--Photographs
  • Philippines--Photographs
  • Vermont--Photographs
  • Virginia--Photographs
  • West Virginia--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs