Smoky Joe Wood
My grandfather, Smoky Joe Wood, was a baseball player.
You can order an excellent book about him
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Henry Herman BrodeckI am writing a book on the photographer Henry Herman Brodeck, who was born in London, England, on 27 October 1847, son of David BRODECK and Henrietta (Yetta) HIRSCH. Henry had a brother, Albert A. BRODECK (married Sadie KITCHEN), who was prominent in Everett, Wa, USA. Henry BRODECK married Amelia. 3 children: David, b. circa 1872 in CA, USA; Minnie, b. circa 1877 in OR, USA; Hulda, b. circa 1883 in WA, USA. Henry Herman BRODECK was about 3 when his parents came to USA. He lived Chicago; (possibly New York City); Cincinnati, where he learned photography; San Francisco; Portland, OR; Walla Walla, WA. Henry Herman BRODECK died on 12 June 1886, in Walla Walla, WA, USA. The focus of my book is his trip to Alaska in 1881, and the stereoscopic photographs he took here. I'm interested in locating any descendants or relatives of this family. People associated with Brodeck that I am interested in are Paul Schulze, William M. Ladd, Hew Macdonald, Carl Spuhn and John Vanderbilt and others associated with the Northwest Trading Company.
Early Alaska PhotographyI passionately collect and research the earliest Alaska photographers, such as Charles H. Ryder of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition. Ryder's photographs are small and are marked, on the back, Chas. H. Ryder, W.U. Telegraph Company's Photographic Artist, and one of his photos shows a tiny wood-sided building with a sigh on top that says Heuston Hastings & Co. I'm also interested in Eadweard or Edweard Muybridge; Alphonse Pinart; H. H. McIntyre; George Davison; Stephen Allen Spencer; Alfred Lee Broadbent (marked "A.L.B."; and other Alaska photographers of the wet plate era.
Photographers from the 1880's that I collect and research include Henry Herman Brodeck; W. H. Partridge; E. J. Partridge; Edward deGroff; Winter & Brown; I. G. Davidson; Gray & Hereford; Richard Maynard & Hannah Maynard; Reuben Albertstone; Hartmann & Weinland; M. Lorenz (aka Mike Lorenz, Michael Lorenz, Moses Lorenz, Moise Lorenz who married Beulah E. Smith Round Pond Maine); W.H./ B.C. Towne; George H. Doty; Broadbent (A.L.B); Samuel J. Call; John Cassion Cantwell (John C. Cantwell); Ed Chamberlain; Frank Conkling; Charles S. Fairchild; Charles O. Farciot; Charles A. Homan; Aurel Krause & Arthur Krause; John McHenry; John Murdoch; Edward W. Nelson; Albert Parker Niblack; Peterson Brothers; Harold W.Topham; Frank Wolff; etc.
Photographers from the 1890's that I collect and research include Alfred Lee Broadbent (A.L.B.); W. H. Case; Case & Draper; A. C. Pillsbury; Winter & Pond; M. M. Hazeltine; H. C. Barley; T. W. Ingersoll; Veazie Wilson; F. Jay Haynes; G. M. Landerkin; Landerkin & Winter; Frank LaRoche; George H. Knight; Thomas Eaton; Ben Haldane; Henry Haldane; Dall DeWeese; Edward J. Glave; Harrison Brothers; Charles Willard Hayes; Mayo & Weed; McAlpin & Lamb; N. B. Miller; Louis Moosbauer; Seneca Ray Stoddard; George M. Weister; etc.
Later photographers that I collect and research include Vincent Soboleff; J. E. Thwaites; J. E. Worden; Albert Johnson; J. M. Blankenberg; F. W. Carylon; Ed Andrews; E. W. Merrill; Basil Clemons; etc.
STEREOVIEWS WANTED: Alaska, Yukon, and Klondike:
I can pay the most for these scarcer Alaska stereos by:
W. H. Case
F. Jay Haynes
M. M. Hazeltine
Winter & Brown
Fred G. L. Hunt
Continent Stereoscopic Co.
Richard or Hannah Maynard
L. T. Sparhawk / H. H. McIntyre
H. H. Brodeck - Northwest Trading Co.
T. W. Ingersoll (black & white photos only)
(I can't use any of Ingersoll's color stereos, and can't pay as much for his faded stereos.)
I can pay well for any Alaska, Yukon, or British Columbia stereos (often improperly called stereopticon or stereoptican views) dated before 1897.
Also wanted are these Alaska/Yukon/Klondike stereos:
C. H. Graves, Keystone, Kilburn/Davis, Underwood & Underwood, L. Anger, A. C. Co., Griffith & Griffith(no colored), Celery City View Co., Whiting View Co., Sterro-photo Co., Universal Art Co., Universal Photo Art Co., Universal View Co., G.C. Kelley, Singley, International Stereograph Co., L. J. Schira, American Stereoscopic Co., W. H. Rau, etc. European & American Views, and Standard Series are usually cheap copies and I usually can't use them. Most color or black & white lithographed stereos have practically no value and I can't use them unless you know that they are rare examples of that format.
WE BUY INTERESTING STEREOS & BOXED SETS <> ANY SUBJECT/COUNTRY
The best subjects are street scenes, store exteriors/interiors, events, trains, ships, planes, expeditions, civil war, early west & surveys, Indians. Daguerreotype, tintype, glass, tissue stereos, etc. Of no interest are most scenics (except bird's-eye-views of towns), comical, children, family situation comedy, pets, animals, cheap b&w or color lithographed stereos.
Please consider us when you decide to sell your antique Alaska photographs!
ALASKAN HERITAGE BOOKSHOP P.O.Box 22165 Juneau, Ak. 99802 ph/fax (907)-789-8450
OLD WOODEN STEREO CAMERAS & VIEWERS WANTED
|Maclurian Lyceum of
One of my heroes is Alexander Wilson. I've studied his life for many years. About 20 years ago I purchased a copy of the scarce Observations on the Nomenclature of Wilson's Ornithology, 1826. This copy was inscribed "To the Maclurian Lyceum from the Author" (Charles Lucien Bonaparte). I'd like to know more about the Maclurian Lyceum. All I know is that it was a short-lived Philadelphia institution.
I collect magic lantern slides of Alaska and the Yukon.
These glass slides were usually 4" x 3 1/4" (or 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 if published in Europe). I have a large collection and am always looking for more to use in my shows. The best subjects are Alaska Natives (aka Eskimos, Indians, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Athabaskan, Aleut), street scenes, transportation, early Alaska activities, etc. I use these slides to give magic lantern shows here in Alaska. The makers names on the slides might be TH McAllister, McIntosh, "A. D. Handy", Partridge, Winter & Pond, etc, or the slide could be unmarked.
I am also collecting the ephemera of Alaska and Yukon magic lantern shows. If you have a broadside or a ticket advertising a magic lantern show of Alaska or the Yukon Klondike Gold Rush I'm interested. These Alaska magic lantern shows were usually called an "illustrated lecture" or "stereoptican lecture" or "stereopticon lecture", or they were called somthing like an "address upon Alaska illustrated with stereopticon views".
I should note here that the term "stereopticon" is often used to describe a hand-held viewer of 3-D cards. This is a misnomer. A viewer of 3-D cards is properly called a stereoscope or stereoscopic viewer.
A few examples of what I collect are shown here.
examples of Alaska & Yukon magic lantern glass slides
My old lantern that I use to give Alaska magic lantern shows. This lantern once burned lime (hence the term 'in the limelight') for its illumination. The lime burned very hot and the inside of this lantern was once on fire, as the charred interior shows. It now uses modern projector lamps, IR filters, and ultra silent fans. Victorian age to space age all in one machine.
A ticket to an Alaska lantern show at Academy Hall in East Greenwich, R.I.
A ticket to an Alaska lantern show given by Dr. Sheldon Jackson
The top-half of a magic lantern broadside advertisement for an Alaska show at
Lincoln Academy, Damariscotta Maine, and presented by Alaska promoter
Arthur C. Jackson. Jackson founded the short-lived Alaska Geographical Society.
What do Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Rosa Parks have in common? They were all inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s essay on civil disobedience and the night he spent in the Concord Jail. They all went to jail, too. I have been interested in Henry David Thoreau ever since I inherited the big iron key to Thoreau’s Concord jail cell from my grandfather. Thoreau was jailed for refusing to pay his poll tax. The tax supported our war against Mexico, which he didn’t believe in and felt was illegal. His night in jail resulted in his famous essay on civil disobedience, which was also inspiration for the Danish resistance, the fight against McCarthyism, and South African apartheid. This key came from Sam Staples, Thoreau's jailer, who gave it to Lewis David Drawbridge, who gave it to my grandfather, who may have represented Drawbridge in a school district lawsuit. The key is an icon in the history of civil disobedience. There is a story of Ralph Waldo Emerson visiting Thoreau in jail. “Henry, why are you here?” HDT: "Waldo, why are you not here?” (oral tradition in the Emerson family).
I showed this key to Thoreau's biographer, Dr. Walter Harding, when he visited Fairbanks in the 1970's. He was very excited to see it and told me that "The people in Concord would kill for this key." He said that it was an important artifact in Massachusetts' history.
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