Canadian Rockies Prints, 1905

Overview of the Collection

Canadian Rockies Prints
1905 (inclusive)
1.5 Linear feet of shelf space, (1 box), (20 items)
Collection Number
PC 99 (collection)
Twenty paper printed photographs of the Canadian Rockies. These were apparently a gift from philosopher William James (1842-1910) to Pauline Goldmark (1874-1962).
Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman, WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

This collection is open and available for research use.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

William James, 1842-1910, is a noted psychologist and philosopher. The album was apparently a gift from him to Pauline Goldmark. James did visit the Banff area at least once, spending several days there in early 1898, so it is possible he acquired the images then. The handwritten identifiers on the photographs do not match James' handwriting, nor was he known to do photography, so presumably these were custom or commercially produced and bound, and later gifted.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Twenty 9"x7" photographs of the Canadian Rockies, primarily near Banff, each printed on 12"x9 sheets which were cloth-mounted. The sheets were part of a three-hole album. All images are labeled but undated.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item description] Canadian Rockies Prints, 1905 (PC 99)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The images are retained in what is presumably their original order, with the album cover at the end of the collection.

Acquisition Information

It is unclear when the collection came to MASC. The album was apparently a 1905 gift from philosopher William James to Pauline Goldmark. A note in the album cover reads "Pauline Goldmark. 270 W. 94 St." A second note under that reads "from William James. 1905."

Processing Note

The collection has been unbound, which presumably happened at the original processing.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
1 Foot of Great Glacier.
2 Beaverfoot Range.
3 Lakakkaw Fall and Glacier.
4 Cascade Mt. from the Hot Springs.
5 View up the Bow Valley from summit of Mt. St. Piran.
6 Mt. Aberdeen.
7 Yoho Valley from Yoho Peak.
8 Thompson River at Spence's Bridge, B.C.
9 Valley of the Ten Peaks. Moraine Lake in the distance.
10 Valley of the Ten Peaks.
11 Lake Agnes.
12 Field Valley from the west.
13 First glimpse of Lake Louise.
14 Overlooking Lake Louise from Mt. St. Piran.
15 Summer snow storm, Lake Louise.
16 Eagle Peak.
17 Down Asulka Valley.
18 Asulka Valley.
19 Asulkan Valley.
20 Hermit Range, down Asulkan Valley.
21 Album cover.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Goldmark, Pauline, 1874-1962.
  • James, William, 1842-1910.

Geographical Names

  • Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.) -- Pictorial works.