Arthur Clarence Pillsbury photographs, circa 1898-1906  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)
Arthur Clarence Pillsbury photographs
circa 1898-1906 (inclusive)
31 photographic prints (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs of Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Seattle and Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Originally from Palo Alto, California, Arthur C. Pillsbury photographed the Yukon and Alaska territories (some with the firm of Pillsbury and Cleveland) from 1898-1899 before establishing a Seattle studio around 1899-1900.

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The collection consists of vintage and contact prints of Alaska and British Columbia (Ketchikan, Circle City, Nome, Skagway, St. Michael, Wrangell, Klukwan potlatches and dances, Log Cabin and Chilkoot Pass); Yukon Territory (Yukon River, Dawson); and Seattle and Washington.

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PILLSBURY 3: Totem pole at Ketchikan.
PILLSBURY 9: "The Plaza," Seattle. March 16, 1899. (Pioneer Square)
PILLSBURY 15: Log Cabin (British Columbia). April 25, 1899.
PILLSBURY 20: Panorama from Scenic Hill. (Dyea, Smuggler's Cove, Skagway, Lynn Canal)
PILLSBURY 35: Dawson City. (Photo: Pillsbury and Cleveland)
PILLSBURY 40: Circle City waterfront. (Photo: Pillsbury and Cleveland)
PILLSBURY 53: "Fort Get There" or "Healy." The N.A.T. & T. Co.'s buildings at St. Michael. October 4, 1899. (Photo: Pillsbury and Cleveland)
PILLSBURY 57: Main Street, Nome. September 22, 1899 (Photo: Pillsbury and Cleveland)
PILLSBURY 59: Mouth of the Stikene River near Wrangell.
PILLSBURY 64: Neulato on the Yukon. (Photo: Pillsbury and Cleveland)
PILLSBURY 320: Loading freight at Grave's Station, White Pass Trail.
PILLSBURY 367: Looking towards the summit "Chilkoot Pass"
PILLSBURY 404: Panoramic view of Skagway. October 20, 1898.
PILLSBURY 407: White Pass and Yukon RR crossing Skagway River. October 21, 1898.
PILLSBURY 421: Visiting Chilkat's watching dance at the Klukwan potlatch. October 11, 1898. (in canoes with U.S. flags) (copies by Hegg 603) 1898.
PILLSBURY 422: Dancers at the Klukwan Potlatch. October 14, 1898.
PILLSBURY 424: Dancers at the Klukwan Potlatch. October 11, 1898 (wearing Chilkat dance shirts, holding painted boards)
PILLSBURY 425: Dance of the Sticks at the Klukwan Potlatch. October 12, 1898 (copied by E.A. Hegg 601) (Performing inside the Frog House of the Gaanaaxteidi clan of the Chilkat Tlingit. This image is of the old Frog house, built in the traditional form of architecture.)
PILLSBURY 426: Graveyard at Klukwan, Alaska. Frog tribe. (1898)
PILLSBURY 620: Stewart City on the Yukon.
PILLSBURY 624: Calico Bluff on the Yukon.
PILLSBURY 624a: Calico Bluff on the Yukon.
PILLSBURY 703: Mountain climbers, Index.
PILLSBURY 1590: Corner of Pacific Ave. and 12th Street, Tacoma.
PILLSBURY 1597: Club house at American Lake. 1906.

PILLSBURY U-1: Wrangell looking South from Mt. Dewey.
PILLSBURY U-2: Hauling freight in back of bicycle. (Pillsbury himself?)
PILLSBURY U-3: The long span from the summit of Chilkoot.
PILLSBURY U-4: Seattle from Knob Hill.
PILLSBURY U-5: No. 1 below Anvil Creek.
PILLSBURY U-6: Unidentified (Building a house)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints