Henry M. Sarvant photograph collection, circa 1890s-1910  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Sarvant, Henry M. (Henry Mason), 1860-1940
Title
Henry M. Sarvant photograph collection
Dates
circa 1890s-1910 (inclusive)
Quantity
593 photographic prints ((3 boxes))
5 nitrate negatives ((1 box))
Collection Number
PH0035
Summary
Photographs of Mount Rainier climbing expeditions and scenes of the vicinity, 1892-1912, and images of the Klondike Gold Rush, ca. 1897-1901.
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

Open to all users, but the nitrate negatives are not available for viewing.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Surveyor and photographer Henry Mason Sarvant was born on April 22, 1860, in the state of New York. He was raised by his mother's sister, Mrs. Mason Weld, in Cloister, New Jersey. After settling in Tacoma in 1889, he had a long and varied life, working as a civil engineer in Tacoma and serving as mayor of the Washington State town of Steilacoom.

Sarvant made many trips to Mount Rainier and was responsible for the first extensive surveys of the region. During an expedition in August, 1892, Sarvant was one of the first eleven people to reach the summit of Mount Rainier. He led P.B. Trump's party on several of the early climbs to the summit. He also worked for the Washington Geological Survey party of Mount Rainier, naming many of the lakes, glaciers, and peaks in the park. Later, a series of glaciers on the northeast slope was named after him. In 1897 Sarvant traveled to the Klondike region, where he worked as a surveyor and located a successful mine, earning enough gold to fund his later business and farming ventures.

Sarvant returned to the Tacoma region in 1900 and served as mayor of Steilacoom. For many years he was treasurer of the Northwestern Woodenware Company of Tacoma. Here he met J.W. Slayden, and in 1908 he married Slayden's sister, Carolyn Cobbler. In 1912 he moved to Yakima, where he became involved in the fruit industry, conducting experiments in horticulture and developing new strains of flowers and plants. Sarvant continued to work in his orchard until his death on March 9, 1940.

Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Series 1: Mount Rainier Album

Mount Rainier is the highest volcano in the Cascade Range (at 14,411 feet, 4,392 m), and was named Rainier by the British explorer Captain George Vancouver. During a mapping expedition of the Puget Sound in 1792, he became the first European to view the mountain. The first well-documented climb of Rainier was made in 1857, led by United States Army Lieutenant August Valentine Kautz who was stationed in nearby Fort Steilacoom. Many in the climbing group suffered from snow blindness and other maladies, so after eight days Kautz turned back when they were just 400 feet from the summit.

Two years later an Indiana settler, James Longmire, founded a trade route named the Packwood Trail, which extended from the coast to the slopes of Mount Rainier. In 1870, Longmire led a group of four men, including a Yakima Indian guide named Sluiskin, on the first recorded successful climb to Mount Rainier summit. In 1883, Longmire discovered several soda and iron springs while camping at the southern foothills of Rainier. He established Mount Rainier's first hotel there and advertised the medicinal value of the spring water and mineral water baths. The success of the Longmire Hotel raised the popularity of Rainier as a destination for mountain climbers and tourists.

In 1888, John Muir and photographer Arthur C. Warner traveled to Rainier. Their writings and pictures further spread Mount Rainier's fame. Schoolteacher Fay Fuller became the first woman to climb the mountain in 1890. Mount Rainier National Park was established on March 2, 1899, by President McKinley, making it the fifth oldest national park in the United States. The park, which encompasses 378 square miles, sparked much debate regarding its title. Many favored Mount Tacoma, based upon the Native American name Takhoma. Note: Sarvant often identifies Mount Rainier as Mount Tacoma.

Series 2: Travels in Alaska and the Yukon

On July 17, 1897, the steamship Portland arrived in Seattle from Alaska carrying over $700,000 in gold bullion. News of this treasure and gold rush fever spread quickly, and the "Rush" was on. Seeing the Klondike as a golden opportunity in what had been a bleak decade (Panic of 1893), over 100,000 "stampeders" set out to the gold fields of the Yukon River and its tributaries in Canada and Alaska. The most popular routes were through Dyea and over the Chilkoot Pass or through Skagway and over the White Horse Path. Neither was easy; during the winter months heavy snow and ice made the trip dangerous and difficult, and in the fall and spring travelers had to contend with thick, unending mud. The Canadian North West Mounted Police were stationed at the summit of both passes, collecting duty on incoming goods and ensuring that each person was adequately outfitted to survive one year in the Klondike (one ton of food and equipment per person). Avalanches, drownings, typhoid, spinal meningitis, and scurvy claimed many lives. Of the tens of thousands who actually made it to Bonanza, only a few found fortunes. Although the Klondike Gold Rush lasted only a few years, it had an immediate and lasting effect on Western Canada and the United States. New towns sprang up along the trails to the gold fields, and the populations of existing towns and cities rose dramatically. The economic strength of these cities increased, as well, because prospectors spent money on supplies, lodging, meals, gambling, prostitution, and other forms of entertainment.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection documents Sarvant's time on and around Mount Rainier, as well as his years in Alaska and the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. The first section of the collection is comprised of photographs which were taken from an album showing scenes primarily of Mount Rainier and its vicinity. The photographs were made by Sarvant between 1892 and August, 1913. Among these items are approximately 25 photographs taken by Sarvant's friend, Alvin H. Waite, who was a Tacoma landscape photographer and mountain climber. Most of the photographs in the first section chronicle the trips Sarvant took to Mount Rainier and show early settlements in the area, including Longmire Springs, the Kernahan's cabins, and Haines Mill. Also included in the collection is a short sequence entitled "Scenes from the Northern Pacific Railroad," which documents a trip Sarvant took in August of 1903 to other Northwest locales.

The second group of photographs centers around Sarvant's time in Alaska and the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. They appear to have been taken by Sarvant between August 1897 and November 1901, and are thematically arranged into three sections. The first chronicles Sarvant's trip up to the Klondike at the beginning of the Gold Rush (August, 1897) through Dyea and over the Chilkoot Pass to Dawson. The second set documents his movements through the gold fields of Bonanza, Eldorado, Hunker, and Adam's Creeks, providing pictorial evidence of mining practices and equipment, towns, camps, cabins, natural terrain, portraits of miners, and in some cases, their families and pets. The last set of photos seems to have been taken on Sarvant's return trip (or trips) from the gold fields. They show natural scenery, Native American houses, totem poles, and carvings, the disabled ship Farralon , and the towns of Sitka, Ketchikan, and Wrangell, Alaska.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Mount Rainier AlbumReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Scenes on the way to Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/1 1
Evening on Mount Tacoma (Rainier)
C. B. Talbot (photographer)
1/1 2
H.M. Sarvant and friend having "breakfast on the Mowich River"
Aug. 16, 1896
1/1 3
Man standing next to tree
Aug. 16, 1896
1/1 4
Log cabin at Chenuis Falls on the Carbon River
Aug. 23, 1896
1/1 5
Gravel bars on the Mowich River
Aug. 15, 1896
1/1 6
Bridge over Voights Creek on the Busywild Trail
Sept. 1894
1/1 7
Chenuis Falls on the Carbon River
Sept. 1894
1/1 8
1/1 9-10
1/1 11
Waterfalls
box-folder:oversize
2/1 12
"Mount Tacoma [Rainier] from the Rams Horn," Carbon Ridge
C.B. Talbot (Tacoma, Wash.) (photographer)
Oversize, see copy in box 1 / folder 1.
2/1 13
Mount Tacoma [Rainier]
C.B. Talbot (Tacoma, Wash.) (photographer)
Oversize, see copy in box 1 / folder 1.
Box/Folder
1/1 14
"Mount Tacoma [Rainier] from the Goat-Stairs"
C.B. Talbot (Tacoma, Wash.) (photographer)
1893
1/1 15
Tolmie Lake at Tolmie Peak on north side of Mount Rainier (cyanotype)
1/1 16
Ship Lake on Carbon Ridge (cyanotype)
1/1 17
Mountain summit with campsite
1/1 18
Carbon River with mountains in background
1/1 19
Carbon River with Mount Rainier rising in background, "two miles below Carbon Glacier"
1/1 20
Carbon River with Mount Rainier rising in background, "two miles below Carbon Glacier" (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 18, 1897
1/1 21
Mount Rainier from the mouth of Tolmie Creek (cyanotype)
1/1 22
Mount Rainier from the mouth of Carbon River (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 18, 1897
1/1 23
Carbon River with Mount Rainier rising in background, "looking up Carbon River three miles below glacier" (cyanotype)
North side of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/1 24 1894
1/1 25 a-b July 18, 1897
1/1 26
Carbon River running out of the Carbon Glacier
1/1 27
River valley with waterfall
Double exposure.
1/1 28
View towards Carbon Glacier from Moraine Park, 5,500 ft.
1/1 29
View towards Carbon Glacier from Moraine Park, 6,000 ft. (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 19, 1897
1/1 30-31
View of mountain
1/1 32
View of Carbon Glacier from the west side of Moraine Park, 6,500 ft.
1/2 33
Near the foot of Carbon Glacier looking down
1/2 34
Moraine Lake in Moraine Park
Sept. 1894
Northwest side of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/2 35
Mount Rainier (cyanotype)
1/2 36-37
Mount Rainier from Spray Park, 6,000 ft. (cyanotype)
1/2 38
Snow on mountain
Sept. 1894
Northeast side of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/2 39
Mount Rainier from Moraine Park, 6,000 ft.
1/2 40
Northeast slope of Mount Rainier, Whiteriver Glacier
Sept. 1894
1/2 41
Crater Peak and Whiteriver Glacier (cyanotype)
1/2 42
Carbon Glacier and Liberty Ridge
Sept. 1894
1/2 43
Crater Lake (Mowich Lake), 5,200 ft.
Sept. 1894
1/2 44
Moraine Park
Sept. 1894
1/2 45
North summit of Mount Rainier
1/2 46
Northeast side of Carbon Glacier
Carbon Glacier
Box/Folder item
1/2 47
Head of Carbon Glacier, elevation 8,000 ft. (cyanotype)
1/2 48
Head of Carbon Glacier, elevation 7,000 ft. (cyanotype)
1/2 49
Moraine Park
Sept. 1894
1/2 50
Moraine Park on Carbon Glacier
Sept. 1894
1/2 51 Sept. 1894
1/2 52 Sept. 1894
1/2 53
Spray Falls at Spray Park
1/2 54
Man on trail from Spray Park to North Mowich Glacier
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 20, 1897
1/3 55
Carbon River a half mile above Canada Creek
Sept. 21, 1895
1/3 56
Carbon River below Mother Mountain
Sept. 28, 1895
1/3 57
Foot of Carbon Glacier
Sept. 22, 1895
1/3 58
Timberline of Mount Rainier
Sept. 23, 1895
1/3 59
Sluiskin Mountain Range from White River divide, elevation 7,000 feet
Sept. 24, 1895
1/3 60
Moraine Lake, elevation 5,800 ft.
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 61
Winthrop Glacier and Saw Tooth
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 62
Mount Rainier North Peak
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 63
White River Glacier and Little Tacoma
Sept. 26, 1895
1/3 64
White River Glacier
Sept. 26, 1895
1/3 65
Winthrop Glacier
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 66
Sluiskin Mountains
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 67
Mount Rainier from the foot of White River Glacier
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 68
Foot of the White River Glacier
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 69
Ice cone, Winthrop Glacier
Sept. 27, 1895
1/3 70-71
Foot of the White River Glacier
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 72
Crevasse in Winthrop Glacier
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 73-74
White River Valley
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 75
White River six miles below glacier
Sept. 25, 1895
1/3 76 May 5, 1893
1/3 77
Man standing next to buried stump near Hoh River
May 6, 1893
1/3 78 May 9, 1893
Northwest slope of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/4 79
Moraine Park and Mystic Lake
Aug. 20, 1896
1/4 80
Spray Park
Aug. 18, 1896
1/4 81
Carbon River Glacier from Moraine Park
Aug. 20, 1896
1/4 82
Moraine Park
Aug. 22, 1896
1/4 83
Mount Rainier from the North Mowich Glacier
Aug. 17, 1986
1/4 84
Basalt columns in South Mowich Glacier
Aug. 16, 1986
1/4 85
View of mountains
Aug. 17, 1896
1/4 86
View of Sluiskin Mountains
Aug. 19, 1896
1/4 87
Man standing by crevasse in the South Mowich Glacier
Aug. 16, 1896
1/4 88
View from foot of the South Mowich Glacier
Aug. 16, 1896
1/4 89
Sluiskin Glacier
Aug. 22, 1896
1/4 90
Crevasses in Winthrop Glacier, elevation 9,000 ft.
Aug. 20, 1896
1/4 91
Ice pinnacles, South Mowich Glacier
Aug. 16, 1896
1/4 92 Aug. 21, 1896
1/4 93-94
Crevasse in White River Glacier
Aug. 21, 1896
1/5 95
1/5 96
Tower Falls
1/5 97
Narada Falls in Paradise Valley
1/5 98
Crater Lake (Mowich Lake), elevation 5,200 ft.
1/5 99
Looking towards Tacoma from Tolmie Peak, elevation 5,700 ft. (cyanotype)
Oct. 21, 1894
1/5 100
1/5 101
Spray Park (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 20, 1897
1/5 102
View of a glacier
box-folder:oversize
2/1 103
View of Mount Rainier from Spray Park
Oversize, see copy in box 1 / folder 5.
Box/Folder
1/5 104
 North Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 19, 1897
1/5 105
 Foot of North Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 20, 1897
1/5 106
Waterfall on south side of North Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 20, 1897
West side of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/5 107 July 21, 1897
1/5 108
South Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
1/5 109
South Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 20, 1897
1/5 110
Ice fall on Puyallup Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
1/6 111
 Puyallup Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
1/6 112 July 22, 1897
1/6 113
 South Mowich Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
1/6 114 July 21, 1897
1/6 115
Junction of North and South Tahoma Glaciers (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 22, 1897
Southwest slope Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/6 116 July 22, 1897
1/6 117
Henry's Hunting Ground, North Tahoma Glacier (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
1/6 118
Indian Henry's Hunting Ground
1/6 119
South peak, Mount Rainier
1/6 120
Head of Kautz Glacier and south peak (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 22, 1897
1/6 121 July 22, 1897
1/6 122
Nisqually Glacier, elevation 8,000 ft. (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 21, 1897
South slope of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/7 123
South side of Little Tacoma (cyanotype)
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 27, 1897
1/7 124
Below Gibraltar Rock, Cathedral Rocks
1892
1/7 125
Hedge by Gibraltar Rock
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 27, 1897
1/7 126
1/7 127
1/7 128
Crevasse in Nisqually Glacier
1/7 129 Aug. 1896
1/7 130
1/7 131
Mount Rainier and Paradise Park from Pinnacle Peak showing route to summit
Alvin H. Waite (photographer)
July 25, 1897
Paradise Park
Box/Folder item
1/7 132
Narada Falls, Paradise Park (cyanotype)
1/7 133
Waterfall
1/7 134
Looking southeast from Alta Vista
1/7 135
Field of flowers along a trail
1/8 136
1/8 137
Nisqually Glacier
South slope, Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/8 138
Sluiskin Falls near the foot of the Nisqually Glacier
1/8 139
Sluiskin Falls, Paradise Park
1/8 140
View from below the foot of the Nisqually Glacier
1892
1/8 141
Nisqually Canyon near glacier
1/8 142
1/8 143
1/8 144
1/8 145
1/8 146
Sawtooth Range in background at Longmire Springs
1/8 147
Longmire Springs with Mount Rainier in background
1/8 148
 Buildings, Longmire Springs
Fred G. Plummer (photographer)
1/8 149
1/8 150
Two buildings and Mount Rainier at Longmire Springs
1/8 151
1/8 152 July 28, 1897
1/8 153
1/8 154-155
1/9 156
Looking south from Vista Peak
1/9 157
Woods in Succotash Valley
Paradise Park
Box/Folder item
1/9 158 Aug. 1896
1/9 159
Paradise Park
Aug. 1896
1/9 160
Nisqually Glacier
Aug. 1896
1/9 161 Aug. 1896
1/9 162
Foot of Nisqually Glacier
Aug. 1896
1/9 163
Pinnacle Peak in the Tatoosh range from Paradise Park
Aug. 1896
1/9 164
Tahoma fork of the Nisqually River
Aug. 1986
1/9 165
Narada Falls in Paradise Park
Aug. 1986
1/9 166
Nisqually River at Elbe
Aug. 1896
1/9 167 Aug. 1896
1/9 168
Nisqually River at Elbe
Aug. 1896
1/9 169
Haines Mill, Succotash Valley
Aug. 1896
1/9 170
Nisqually River at Elbe
Aug. 1896
1/9 171 Aug. 1896
1/9 172 Aug. 1896
1/9 173
Nisqually River at head of Nisqually Canyon
May 18, 1893
1/9 174
Nisqually Falls
May 18, 1893
1/10 175-176
Nisqually River at head of Nisqually Canyon
May 18, 1893
1/10 177
Nisqually River
May 17, 1893
1/10 178 Mar. 16, 1893
Scenes from the Northern Pacific Railroad
Box/Folder item
1/10 179
Rail bridge spanning a valley (cyanotype)
1/10 180
Coeur D'Alene summit (cyanotype)
1/10 181
Telegraph pole next to a river (cyanotype)
1/10 182-187
1/10 188
Falls in Lynch Creek near Eatonville
1/10 189-190
Clear Lake
1/10 191
1/10 192
1/10 193-194
Crater Lake, Oregon
1/11 195-196
 Climbers on Mount St. Helens (cyanotype)
Carpenter (photographer)
1/11 197-203
[Missing page here containing seven photographs]
Betts and Sarvant trip
Aug. 15-23, 1903
Box/Folder item
1/11 204
1/11 205
1/11 206
1/11 207
1/11 208
Foot of the Nisqually Glacier
1/11 209-210
1/11 211-213
Nisqually Glacier
1/11 214
Dead Horse Creek
1/11 215
Mount Rainier
1/11 216
1/11 217
View of mountain from Reese's Camp
1/11 218-219
1/11 220
1/11 221
1/11 222
Head of Cowlitz Glacier
1/11 223
Head of Nisqually Glacier
1/12 224-227
1/12 228
Top of Gibraltar Rock
1/12 229-230
Looking east from top of Gibraltar Rock
1/12 231
White River Glacier from top of Gibraltar Rock
1/12 232
1/12 233
Looking north across summit from Gibraltar Rock
1/12 234
1/12 235
1/12 236
1/12 237
Northwest crater
1/12 238
Peak Success, south peak
Nisqually River and Paradise Park
Box/Folder item
1/12 239
Nisqually River from Elbe
W.R. Betts (photographer)
1903
1/12 240
Waterfall near Nisqually Glacier in Paradise Park
W.R. Betts (photographer)
1903
1/12 241
 Campsite in Paradise Park
W.R. Betts (photographer)
1903
1/12 242
 Nisqually Glacier
W.R. Betts (photographer)
1903
1/12 243
Tatoosh Range and Paradise Park
W.R. Betts (photographer)
1903
1/12 244
Reflection Lake and Mount Rainier
W.R. Betts (photographer)
July 1903
1/12 245 May 1903
1/12 246
Paradise Park from Pinnacle Peak
1/12 247
[Same photograph as 244]
1/12 248
Nisqually Canyon
Miscellaneous photographs
Box/Folder item
1/13 249
Ashford's Hotel
1/13 250
1/13 251
1/13 252
Government Road
1/13 253
Campsite view from National Park Inn
1/13 254
Tacoma Eastern Railroad
Paradise Park
Box/Folder item
1/14 255
1/14 256
Nisqually River
1/14 257
Trail to Paradise Park
1/14 258
1/14 259
Carter Falls
1/14 260
Narada Falls
1/14 261
1/14 262
1/14 263
Narada Falls
1/14 264-265
1/14 266
1/14 267
Trail in Paradise Park
1/14 268
Nisqually Glacier viewed from Paradise Park
1/14 269-270
Paradise Park
1/14 271
Waterfall in Paradise Park
1/14 272
Reese's Camp in Paradise Park
1/14 273
River in Paradise Park
1/14 274
River valley in Paradise Park
1/14 275
Hillside and clouds
1/14 276
Waterfall and glacier
1/14 277
Dog sitting in field
1/14 278
Mrs. H.M. Sarvant sitting on boulder
1/14 279
1/14 280
Crevasse in Paradise Glacier
1/14 281
Sluiskin Falls
1/14 282
Sluiskin Glacier
1/15 283
1/15 284
View from observation car on East Tacoma Railroad
1/15 285
Stevens Glacier
1/15 286-287
Cowlitz Glacier
1/15 288
Timber line vegetation
1/15 289
Landslide on small bluff, Nisqually Moraine
1/15 290
Rocky hillside with glaciers in background
1/15 291
P.L. Slayden (Sarvant's nephew) on Nisqually Glacier
ca. 1910
1/15 292
Sluiskin Valley
Miscellaneous photographs
Box/Folder item
1/15 293 June 1904
1/15 294 Aug. 14, 1908
1/15 295
Nisqually Valley
Sarvant automobile trips to Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/16 296-297 Aug. 16, 1908
1/16 298 Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 299
View of Mount Rainier
Aug. 16, 1908
1/16 300
River Valley and bridge
Aug. 16, 1908
1/16 301 Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 302
View from bridge
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 303 Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 304
Wooden bridge in river valley
Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 305
Foot of glacier
Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 306
Glacier
Aug. 14, 1908
1/16 307
Glacier
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 308 Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 309
River valley and fire-damaged trees
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 310
Field with wildflowers
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 311
Foot of glacier
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 312
Hillside trail
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 313
People on hillside
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 314
Two people on hillside looking over river valley
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 315
Wooden bridge
Aug. 15, 1908
1/16 316
Stoddard Dayton and others on wooden bridge with automobile
1909
1/16 317
Foot of glacier
1909
1/16 318
Wooden bridge in valley
1909
1/16 319-322 1909
1/16 323
Valley with foothills
1909
1/16 324
River rapids
1909
1/16 325
Gravel road
1909
1/16 326 1909
1/17 327 1909
1/17 328 1909
1/17 329 1909
1/17 330
Automobile on gravel road in woods
1/17 331 1909
1/17 332-334
Automobile on gravel road
Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/17 335
Peak Success and Mount Rainier viewed from near Longmire Springs
1909
1/17 336-337 1909
1/17 338
Summit of mountain and glaciers
1909
1/17 339
Summit of mountain and glaciers
1906
1/17 340-341
Waterfall
1906
1/17 342
East Cowlitz Glacier looking east
George Caesar (photographer)
1/17 343
View of Gibraltar Rock, Little Tacoma Peak, and Whitman Glacier from White River Glacier
1/17 344
Looking north from Summerland
1/17 345
1/17 346
Tatoosh Range
Sarvant trip to Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
1/18 347
Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Post, Mrs. Gardner, and Mrs. Sarvant with automobile in woods
July 6, 1910
1/18 348 July 7, 1910
1/18 349
Automobile on road in woods
1/18 350
Mount Rainier from National Park Inn
July 6, 1910
1/18 351
Glacier
1911
1/18 352
Hotel at Fairfax
July 17, 1910
1/18 353 July 17, 1910
1/18 354-355
Crater Lake (now Mowich Lake)
July 18, 1910
1/18 356
Meadow
July 17, 1910
1/18 357
Crater Lake (now Mowich Lake) and mountain
July 17, 1910
1/18 358
Spray Park
July 18, 1910
1/18 359
P.V. Caesar and packer on trail from Crater Lake to Spray Park
July 18, 1910
1/18 360
Crater Lake (now Mowich Lake)
July 17, 1910
1/18 361
North Mowich Glacier from Spray Park
July 18, 1910
1/18 362
Campsite at Spray Park
July 19, 1910
1/18 363
Mount Rainier
July 18, 1910
1/18 364
Spray Park at timberline
July 19, 1910
1/19 365
Spray Park and Mount Rainier
July 18, 1910
1/19 366-368
Ptarmigan grouse above Spray Park
July 19, 1910
1/19 369
Looking out across Spray Park
July 19, 1910
1/19 370 July 19,1910
1/19 371
Observation Point on northwest slope
July 19, 1910
1/19 372
Mount Rainier, Mowich Glacier, Crater Lake
Collage of seven photos.
July 19-23, 1910
1/19 373
Ptarmigan Ridge
July 19, 1910
1/19 374
P.V. Caesar on northwest slope of Mount Rainier
July 20, 1910
1/19 375
Sluskin Mountain
July 20, 1910
1/19 376
Mountain valley
July 21, 1910
1/19 377
Waterfall
July 20, 1910
1/19 378 July 20, 1910
1/19 379
Carbon Glacier
July 20, 1910
1/19 380
Carbon Glacier in Moraine Park
July 21, 1910
3/1 381
Glacier
July 21, 1910
3/1 382 July 21, 1910
3/1 383 July 20, 1910
3/1 384
Glacier Crevasse
July 21, 1910
3/1 385
Little Tacoma "from Knapp Cabin"
July 22, 1910
3/1 386
Mine and cabin at fork of White River
July 21, 1910
3/1 387 July 22, 1910
3/1 388
Log cabin in trees
July 22, 1910
3/1 389-390 July 22, 1910
3/1 391 July 22, 1910
3/1 392
Crevasse in White Glacier
July 22, 1910
3/1 393-396
Little Tacoma Peak
July 22, 1910
3/1 397
Summerland Mountain Range
July 22, 1910
3/1 398
Mount Rainier and Fryingpan Glacier
July 23, 1910
3/1 399-400
Little Tacoma Peak
July 22, 1910
3/2 401
Mount Rainier and Little Tacoma Peak
July 23, 1910
3/2 402
Campground at Summerland
July 23, 1910
3/2 403 July 23, 1910
3/2 404-405 July 23, 1910
3/2 406
Williwakas Glacier
July 23, 1910
3/2 407 July 24, 1910
3/2 408
Cowlitz Park
July 24, 1910
3/2 409
Bird's nest
July 22, 1910
3/2 410
Men setting up photography equipment
July 22, 1910
3/2 411
Campsite
July 24, 1910
3/2 412-413 July 24, 1910
3/2 414
[Missing photo]
3/2 415
Williwakas Glacier
July 24, 1910
3/2 416 July 25, 1910
3/2 417
Bridge above Narada Falls
July 25, 1910
3/2 418
3/2 419
Foot of Nisqually Glacier
July 6, 1910
Miscellaneous photographs of Mount Rainier
Box/Folder item
3/3 420
People on horseback near building
3/3 421
Grassy meadow and trees
3/3 422
Mountain ridge and clouds
3/3 423
3/3 424
Glacier
3/3 425
Mountain in clouds
3/3 426-429
3/3 430
3/3 431
Glacier
3/3 432
Glacier
Aug. 17, 1912
3/3 433
Foot of a glacier
Aug. 17, 1912
3/3 434
Foot of a glacier
Aug. 1913
3/3 435
Large trees and automobile
box:oversize
2/1 436
Mountain range and clouds
Oversize, see copy in box 1 / folder 22.
2/1 437
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Travels in Alaska and the YukonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Trip to the Klondike
Box/Folder item
3/4 438
East from Wrangell Narrows
Aug. 15, 1897
3/4 439 Aug. 17, 1897
3/4 440 Aug. 18, 1897
3/4 441
Unloading ship at Skagway
Aug. 18, 1897
3/4 442 Aug. 19, 1897
3/4 443 Aug. 26, 1897
3/4 444 Aug. 28, 1897
3/4 445
Looking up left fork of Dyea River
Aug. 30, 1897
3/4 446 Aug. 30,1897
3/4 447 Aug. 31, 1897
3/5 448 Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 449 Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 450 Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 451 Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 452 Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 453
Looking south from summit of Chilkoot Pass
Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 454
Crater Lake
Sept. 4, 1897
3/5 455 Sept. 12, 1897
3/5 456 Sept. 18, 1897
3/5 457 Sept. 26, 1897
3/6 458
Lake Lindeman from near Deep Lake
Sept. 22, 1897
3/6 459 Sept. 26, 1897
3/6 460
Boats crossing to Bennett across Lake Lindeman
Sept. 26, 1897
3/6 461
Portage between Lindeman and Bennett Lakes
Sept. [31?], 1897
3/6 462
Mountains northeast of Lake Bennett
Oct. 2, 1897
3/6 463
Looking north on Lake Bennett
Oct. 2, 1897
3/6 464
Boats moored at Canadian customs house, Tagish
Oct. 7, 1897
3/6 465
Tagish houses, Lake Marsh
Double exposure.
Oct. 7, 1897
3/6 466
Lewis River ten miles above Miles Canyon
Oct. 8, 1897
3/6 467
Central basin of Miles Canyon
Oct. 9, 1897
3/7 468-470 Oct. 9, 1897
3/7 471
Looking up White Horse rapids from near "foot"
Oct. 9, 1897
3/7 472
Foot of White Horse rapids
Oct. 9, 1897
3/7 473
Camp below Bonanza Creek (mining claims 4 and 5)
1897
3/7 474
Islands in Lake LeBarge
Oct. 11, 1897
3/7 475
Lewis River at Mouth of Big Salmon River
Oct. 14, 1897
3/7 476
Tantulus Butte and Lewis River, twenty miles above Five Finger Rapids
Oct. 14, 1897
3/7 477
Five Finger Rapids
Oct. 15, 1897
3/8 478
Fort Selkirk and Yukon River
Oct. 16, 1897
3/8 479
Palisade at Mouth of Pelley River
Oct. 16, 1897
3/8 480 Oct. 18, 1897
3/8 481
Yukon River near Klondike River
Oct. 20, 1897
3/8 482
Dawson from bluff south of Klondike
Oct. 23, 1897
3/8 483
Camp below Bonanza Creek (mining claims 6, 7, 8)
1897 or 1898
Mining in Bonanza Creek area
Box/Folder item
3/9 484
Camp below Bonanza Creek with timber cabins (mining claims 7, 8)
1898
3/9 485
High water flooding, mining claim 5 below Bonanza Creek
1898
3/9 486 1898
3/9 487 1898
3/9 488
McCormack's Forks, upper Bonanza Creek
[1898?]
3/9 489 1898
3/9 490
Graves of three Indians, Eldorado Creek
1898
3/9 491
On the Dominion Trail near the Big Dome
[ 1898?]
3/9 492
On the Divide behind the Forks
1898
3/9 493
Man and roadhouse at head of Hunker Creek on divide with Big Dome on left
[1898?]
3/9 494 [1898?]
3/9 495
Winter scene on mining claim 18, Adam's Creek at mouth of Stampede Gulch
1898
Klondike mining scenes
Box/Folder item
3/10 496 Jan. 1899
3/10 497 1899
3/10 498 1899
3/10 499 [Aug.?] 1899
3/10 500 Sept. 1899
3/10 501
Looking south from peak behind Dawson
1899
3/10 502 1899
3/10 503 1899
3/10 504 1899
3/10 505
Trail to mines up Klondike River
1899
3/11 506
Bonanza Hotel
1899
3/11 507 1899
3/11 508 1899
3/11 509 1899
3/11 510 1899
3/11 511 1899
3/11 512 1899
3/11 513-514 1899
3/11 515 1899
3/12 516
 Four miners "rocking" on Sarvant claim, Adam's Hill
Pictured: W.H. Wilson, J. Tillin, R.H. Roper, H.M. Sarvant.
1899
3/12 517 1899
3/12 518-519
3/12 520 Aug. 1899
3/12 521 1899
3/12 522 [1899?]
3/12 523 1899
3/12 524 1899
3/12 525 1899
3/12 526 1900
3/12 527 1900
3/12 528
3/12 529
Looking up Bonanza Creek from Little Skookum
3/12 530 1899
Hunker Creek area
Box/Folder item
3/13 531
3/13 532
3/13 533-534
3/13 535
3/13 536
3/13 537
3/13 538
3/14 539
3/14 540
3/14 541
3/14 542-543
3/14 544
3/14 545
Mining camp, Hunker Creek
3/14 546
3/14 547
View of Ketchikan from water
Mar. 7, 1900
Chechaco Hill and Klondike vicinity
Box/Folder item
3/15 548 Apr. 9, 1900
3/15 549
View of mountains from peak behind Dawson
May 6, 1900
3/15 550 May 8, 1900
3/15 551 May 13, 1900
3/15 552 May 21, 1900
3/15 553 May 22, 1900
3/15 554 May 22, 1900
3/15 555 May 22, 1900
3/15 556 June 1900
3/15 557 1900
3/15 558-559 1900
Trip around the Klondike
Box/Folder item
3/16 560 Feb. 24, 1901
3/16 561 Mar. 5, 1901
3/16 562 Mar. 5, 1901
3/16 563 Mar. 5, 1901
3/16 564 Mar. 12, 1901
3/16 565 Mar. 12,1901
3/16 566 Mar. 12, 1901
3/16 567 Mar. 12, 1901
3/16 568 Mar. 14, 1901
3/16 569 Apr. 29, 1901
Ship to Ketchikan
Box/Folder item
3/17 570
"Alaskan scenery"
Shown are mountains, trees, and water.
Nov. 11, 1901
3/17 571
Two houses and totem pole, Ketchikan
Nov. 14, 1901
3/17 572
Totem by chief's grave, Ketchikan
Nov. 14, 1901
3/17 573-574
Prince of Wales Mining Co. camp, Kasaan Bay
Nov. 17, 1901
3/17 575 Nov. 21, 1901
3/17 576
View of mountains from the ship Farralon
Nov. 22, 1901
3/17 577 Nov. 21, 1901
Return trip along Alaska coast
Box/Folder item
3/18 578
View of Sitka harbor
Nov. 1901
3/18 579 Nov. 1901
3/18 580 Nov. 1901
3/18 581 Nov. 1901
3/18 582 Nov. 1901
3/18 583 Nov. 1901
3/18 584
Totem pole and houses, Ketchikan, Alaska
Nov. 14, 1901
3/18 585
Carved wooden bear at Indian graveyard, Ketchikan, Alaska
"By the grave of a woman that was killed by a bear. It has a piece of her dress and some of her hair in its mouth."
Nov. 14, 1901
3/19 586
"Indian grave," Ketchikan, Alaska
Nov. 14, 1901
3/19 587
Totem pole between two houses, Ketchikan, Alaska
Nov. 16, 1901
3/19 588
Prospect Hole, Kasaan Bay, Prince of Wales Island
Nov. 16, 1901
3/19 589 Nov. 16, 1901
3/19 590 Nov. 1901
3/19 591-592 Nov. 1901
3/19 593 Nov. 1901

Glacier, unidentified location, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/19, Item 594

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Camps--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Glaciers--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Gold miners--Yukon--Klondike River Valley--Photographs
  • Gold mines and mining--Yukon--Klondike River Valley--Photographs
  • Gold rushes--Alaska--Photographs
  • Gold rushes--Yukon--Klondike River Valley--Photographs
  • Mining camps--Alaska--Photographs
  • Mining camps--Yukon--Klondike River Valley--Photographs
  • Mountaineering--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Mountaineers--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Mountains--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Rivers--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Totem poles--Alaska--Photographs
  • Waterfalls--Washington (State)--Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Sarvant, Henry M. (Henry Mason), 1860-1940--Photographs
  • Waite, Alvin H
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska--Gold discoveries--Photographs
  • Carbon Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Carbon River (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Chilkoot Pass--Photographs
  • Dyea (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Emmons Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Ketchikan (Alaska)--Photographs
  • Klondike River Valley (Yukon)--Gold discoveries--Photographs
  • Longmire Springs (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Moraine Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Narada Falls (Wash. : Waterfall)--Photographs
  • Nisqually Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Nisqually River (Wash.)--Photographs
  • North Mowich Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Paradise Valley (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Rainier, Mount (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Rainier, Mount, Region (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Sitka (Alaska)--Photographs
  • South Mowich Glacier (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Spray Park (Wash.)--Photographs
  • Yukon Territory--Gold discoveries--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Cyanotypes
  • Landscape photographs
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Waite, Alvin H (photographer)