Charles S. Hubbell photograph collection, 1898-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Collector
Hubbell, C. S. (Charles S.)
Title
Charles S. Hubbell photograph collection
Dates
1898-1942 (inclusive)
Quantity
96 black-and-white photographs, 18 negatives (1 box) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1154
Summary
Photographs of Hubbell family trips, Native Alaskans, settlers, and Alaskan buildings and landscapes
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

Charles Sumner Hubbell was born on March 3, 1860 in Knox County, Illinois, to Mary Maxey and Jonathan Hubbell. By 1907, he had become a deputy U. S. Mineral Surveyor. Hubbell married Marie Blanche Hollingshead on January 14, 1910. In 1920, Hubbell and Harold H. Waller founded the Hubbell & Waller Engineering Corporation, which surveyed homestead and mineral claims, trade and manufacturing sites, and salmon cannery sites. In 1942, Hubbell, then 80 years old, sold his share of Hubbell & Waller to Waller, who then became president. Hubbell died on December 21, 1957.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

In 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush started in the Yukon Territory, Canada with the discovery of gold in Bonanza Creek on the Klondike River. In the summer of 1897, miners arrived in San Francisco and Seattle from Alaska via two steamers, collectively carrying five thousand pounds of gold from the Klondike River. Over the next two years, thousands of prospectors rushed to reach the gold fields.

The Gold Rush material in this collection is primarily from Nome, Alaska in 1898. Nome became a destination for gold seekers after two Swedes found gold in 1898. By 1899, the area's population had grown to 10,000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Images include scenes from the Klondike Gold Rush in Nome, Alaska, scenes from Sitka, Kodiak, and aerials of the Raspberry Straits. Photographs from various trips to locations in Alaska make up a large part of the collection. These include images near Anchorage, possibly the Inland Passage, Southeast Alaska, and St. Michael. Hubbell family photos are also included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Hubbell family and friendsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/1 1 November 10, 1936
1/1 2 circa 1930s-1940s
1/1 3 circa 1930s-1940s
1/1 4 circa 1920s-1930s
1/1 5 circa 1920s
1/1 6 between 1899-1909
1/1 7 circa late 1910s-1920s
1/1 8-9 circa 1920s-1930s
1/1 10 circa 1920s-1930s
1/1 11 circa 1920s-1930s
1/1 12 circa late 1910s-1920s
1/1 13
 Man standing with two young men
Frank Jacobs, Seattle (photographer)
January 1, 1932
Container(s) Description Dates
Klondike Gold Rush
Box/Folder item
1/2 14 between 1896-1910
1/2 15
 Five men in front of log building (Camp Cocheco), near Skagway
Written on verso: Ten miles from Skaguay
between 1896-1910
1/2 16
 Two men standing outside the first U.S. Customs House, Juneau, Alaska
Written on verso: First U.S. Customs House, Juneau, Alaska. Capt. Wilson collector. Given me by Rev. Corser.
circa 1880s-1890s
Nome
Box/Folder item
1/3 17 circa 1898
1/3 18 August 1898
1/3 19 1898
1/3 20 1898
1/3 21 1898
1/3 22 circa 1910
1/3 23 1899
1/3 24 1899
1/3 25
 Group of men and women, Nome, Alaska
Written on verso: (The Baron) Gov. "Johnnie" Troy. 1933 - Nome, Alaska. Ann Morrow Lindberg. King Islanders? Chief of the Diomede Islands. The Governors' daughter, his secretary. Piccolo Pete - son of nurse of S. S. Victoria. Bert Niely, U. S. Marshall - Marshall, Alaska (Fortuna Lodge). Mrs. Welsch (wife of Dr. Welsch).
1933
Kenai Peninsula
Box/Folder item
1/4 26
 Man standing in front of A-frame house, Valdez
Written on verso: Queer house Valdez
circa 1906
1/4 27a-b
 Five men standing in front of cabin, Chickaloon
Written on verso of 27b: 5 hoboes. Taken at Chickaloon in 1906.Items 27a and b are mirrored prints of one another.
1906
1/4 28a-b
 Man sitting in front of wood structure, Seldovia
Written on verso of 28a: Taken in Seldovia in 1906.
1906
1/4 29
 Man (possibly Jim McGrath) taking off clothing by Gandil River
Caption on photo: Near to Nature on Gandil River, AlaskaWritten on verso: Jim McGrath
circa 1906
Inland Passage
Box/Folder item
1/5 30 circa 1906
1/5 31-33 circa 1906
1/5 34-35
 Man, possibly Charles Jones (Chief Shakes VII), standing next to totem pole, Wrangell, Alaska
Written on verso of 35: Kuiu Charlie's totem pole - Wrangell, Alaska
circa 1906
1/5 36
 Portrait of Irena Malzowa
Written on verso: Irena Malzowa. Taken in 1906, age given as 106 yrs. Had a daughter past 70 years.
1906
1/5 37 circa 1906
1/5 38 circa 1906
1/5 39 circa 1906
1/5 40 circa 1906
1/6 41 circa 1906
1/6 42 circa 1906
1/6 43 circa 1906
1/6 44
 Two men in parkas standing in snow
Scanned from negative
circa 1906
1/6 45 circa 1906
1/6 46
 Two men with dogsled team in snow
Scanned from negative
circa 1906
1/6 47 circa 1906
1/6 48 circa 1906
1/7 49-50 circa 1906
1/7 51 circa 1906
1/7 52 circa 1906
1/7 53 circa 1906
1/7 54 circa 1906
Southeast Alaska
Box/Folder item
1/8 55 circa 1920s
1/8 56 circa 1906
1/8 57 circa 1906
1/8 58 circa 1906
Aerial views of Raspberry Straits
Southwestern end of Afognak
Box/Folder item
1/9 59 circa 1920s
1/9 60 circa 1920s
1/9 61 circa 1920s
1/9 62 circa 1920s
1/9 63 circa 1920s
1/9 64 circa 1920s
1/9 65 circa 1920s
St. Michael
Box/Folder item
1/10 66 circa 1930s
1/10 67 circa 1930s
1/10 68 circa 1930s
1/10 69 circa 1930s
1/10 70 circa 1930s
1/10 71 circa 1930s
1/10 72 circa 1930s
Kodiak
Box/Folder item
1/11 73
 Aerial view of Kodiak
Written on verso: Town of Kodiak from high ground behind it.
circa 1920s
1/11 74-75 circa 1910s
1/11 76 1880
1/11 77 circa 1885
Sitka
Box/Folder item
1/12 78
 Sitka Hot Springs
Written on verso: Sitka Hot Mineral Springs-a cure for the sick and a pleasure for the well a way to keep well.
circa 1910s-1930s
1/12 79 undated
1/12 80 undated
1/12 81 circa 1880s-1890s (before March 17, 1894)
1/12 82 March 17, 1894
1/12 83 undated

Other Alaska/Canada photographsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/13 84 undated
1/13 85
 Man picking worms out of a glacier
P. S. Hunt (photographer)
Caption on photo: Ice WormsStamped on back: Hyder Drug Company "The Postoffice Store" Hyder, Alaska
circa 1910-1912
1/13 86
 International boundary monument, Canadian border, Hyder, Alaska
Stamped on back: Hyder Drug Company "The Postoffice Store" Hyder, Alaska
after 1898
1/13 87
 Group of men and dogs in front of McQuesten and Company, Circle City, Alaska
Written on verso: "Jack McQuesten's Trading Post, 1890s" (J. Cole)
circa 1895
1/13 88-89 between late 1920s-late 1940s
1/13 90 between late 1920s-late 1940s
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder item
1/14 91 after 1898
1/14 92
 SS Ancon, Metlakatla, Alaska
Caption on photo: Hemlock tree, Stars and Stripes!, Steamship "Ancon"
before August 29, 1889
1/14 93 circa 1906
1/14 94 between late 1920s-late 1940s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Gold mines and mining--Yukon
  • Family Names :
  • Hubbell family--Photographs
  • Hubbell, C. S. (Charles S.)--Photographs
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska, Southeast--Photographs
  • Inside Passage--Photographs
  • Juneau (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Kenai Peninsula (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Kodiak (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Nome (Alaska)--Gold discoveries
  • Nome (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Saint Michael (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Skagway (Alaska)--Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

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