Welcome 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 1880's.
of 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 publication.
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. I have thousands of Alaska stereoviews, way too
many to list here.
Rare 1892 stereoview of the
fourth USS Ranger in
Puget Sound, an iron-hulled steam-powered sailing vessel that
spent time in Alaska waters surveying and patrolling the seal
islands. Stereoview by Crocker.
Very rare pair of original gold
rush era stereoviews showing two brothers, who are miners, smoking
marijuana in the Koyukuk mining district in 1898. These are the
only photographs I've ever seen that show Klondike era miners
smoking marijuana! They are before smoking and after smoking
shots. Very important images in the history of Cannabis.
Original Richard Maynard 3D
stereoview of the oolichan (eulachon) fishery on the Nass River,
B.C. Shows a number of Native people with tall drying racks,
in great 3D. I also have original 8X10 Maynard photographs of
processing these fish.
Original circa 1868-9 Stereoview "Wyanda off
Shubrick Point, Farallon Islands, Pacific Ocean" by Watkins,
#2029. I presume this is the U.S. Revenue Steamer Wayanda, as it
was often called the "Wyanda" even in the Sitka newspapers.
Carleton Watkins visited the Farallon Islands in 1868-9 when the
Wayanda was in San Francisco, arriving November 8, 1868, from
Original circa 1860's unknown Stereoview of
William H. Seward and his family in Auburn.
Original circa 1875 flat mount
stereoview from New Bedford, Mass. The photographer is listed as
Thomas Edward Mullikin White. The image shows a great street
scene with the focus being Ellis's Fine Art Gallery. A large
banner in the street says "Oil Paintings on Free Exhibition."
Small sign for "Coffin Ware Rooms" behind that. A horse and
wagon is in the street. Artists such as William Baylies
(1859-1934) and William Bradford (1823-1892) had exhibitions at
Ellis's Fine Art Gallery. At the end of the street can be seen a
white building with it's eight Ionic columns (the building still
exists today and is now a bank, across from the enterance to the
New Bedford Whaling Museum).
For info please email me at dick@AlaskaWanted.com
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