Lot 63 of 419:
Photos of Alaska Gold Rush 1898-1900  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$960
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Collection of 18 original photographs of the Klondike during the Alaska Gold Rush

Author:
Hegg, Eric A., & Goetzmann

Place:
Alaska/Yukon

Publisher:

Date:
1898-1900

Description:
Gelatin silver photographs, all but two captioned in the negative with date and photographer's imprint. 12 are by E.A. Hegg, measuring approx. 5½x7½; 4 are by Goetzmann, approx. 7¾x9½; 2 are unattributed, apparently amateur shots, with ink captions on verso, approx. 6x8. Very nice selection of photographs of Alaska and the Yukon at the height of the Gold Rush. Includes rare views of the Mouth of the Stewart River and the Stewart Trail; the Chilkoot Pass; Crater Lake with sledges being assisted over the ice by wind power; mining works; Whitehorse Rapids; Main Street in Dawson; aftermath of various fires in Dawson; etc. The two amateur photographs are each captioned "Camp of Ward, Hough & Co. on Lake La Barge, May 1899" with the miners outside and inside of a tent. These with some fading, as also the Goetzmann photographs.

Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some edge chipping to the Goetzmann photos; very good or better.


 
Item number:
195550
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