to my personal photograph collection.
These original photographs are NOT for sale.
Do you need 'one time use' of Alaska historical
photographs for your research or publication?
For a fee I will provide access (like a stock
photo agency) to the images in my extensive private collection, which is
particularly strong in Alaska photographs from the 1870's through the
these important images have been acquired over a lifetime of intensive
collecting, and can be found nowhere else.
The fee depends on what you need the image for or the nature of the
As time permits I will add the titles of images in my
collection. I have especially strong holdings of Brodeck, Ingersoll,
Partridge, Davidson, McIntyre, Broadbent, Continent Stereoscopic, etc.
Fantastic, sharp, real photo
postcard of Hardy Trefzger of Yakutat Alaska in his tent camp. This
postcard was mailed in 1918 by Hardy himself. It shows Hardy and a
Tlingit partner in camp. The camp scene includes two tents, two pairs
of skiis, two rifles, two dogs, two rolls of seal skins, a crosscut
saw, canteen, ropes, a bear skin, and a bear trap. There are probably
very few photographs in existence that show a bear trap that was
actually used to trap bears. Probably 99.9% of bear traps were
manufactured as ornaments; not this one! On the back of the card Hardy
mentions climbing Mt. St. Elias. Hardy is smoking a pipe and holding a
small skin. Hardy Trefzger wrote the book: "My fifty years of hunting,
fishing, prospecting, guiding, trading, and trapping in Alaska" which
has become a classic.
Important, original, magic
lantern slide from the 1910 Parker-Browne expedition to Mt. McKinley
showing the men in the expedition boat Explorer on a mud flat, probably
tidal. Sitting on the stern of the boat is Belmore Browne with paint
brush in his right hand, paint pallet in his left hand, and a canvas in
front of him. An extraordinary photograph of Belmore Browne painting or
Alaska! I also have a number other photographs of the 1910
Parker-Browne expedition to Mt. McKinley, including one of the Explorer, the Parker-Browne team, and Alaska
Natives at, I believe, Susitna Station.
of Professor Herschel C. Parker in Alaska. He is standing next to a box
marked "H. C. Parker Talkeetna", and wall tents. Probably taken at
Susitna Station or Talkeetna Station.
Unpublished photograph (and
unknown to Bob Marshall's biographer) of Bob Marshall standing in front
of Martin Slisco's Roadhouse in Wiseman, Alaska. This photo is similar
to the one in Robert Marshall's North
Doonerak, Amawk and Apoon, which has these four men standing in
front of the middle fork of the Koyukuk River. In this photograph, in
front of Martin Slisco's Roadhouse, are, L to R, Ken Harvey, Bob
Marshall, Jesse Allen, and Nutirwik. This photograph was owned by a
miner who lived at Wild Lake in the 1930's. Bob Marshall says of
Nutirwik "Ernie Johnson was so busy with mining he could not come
along. In his place Nutirwik joined us. He is one of the most
companionable, competent and considerate of all the fine people around
Wiseman, whether white or Eskimo, and always tried to do more than his
share. He brought his dogs, Coffee and Whiteye, while Harvey took his
dog, Moose, and they aided materially in dispersing the load." Here is
an interesting story about Martin Slisco:
I have a large collection of
early Alaska magic lantern slides from the various Corwin expeditions
to northern Alaska and Siberia in the 1880's. These sharp glass slides,
about 120 years old, were contact-printed directly from the original
please email me at dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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