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Finding Aid to the Henry H. Brodeck stereograph views of Alaska
BANC PIC 2017.068--STER  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Henry H. Brodeck stereograph views of Alaska
    Creator: Brodeck, H. H. (Henry H.)
    Creator: Northwest Trading Co.
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 2017.068--STER
    Physical Description: 84 photographs : albumen prints on card mounts ; mounts 10 x 18 cm and 12 x 18 cm (stereograph format)
    Date (inclusive): 1881
    Abstract: Photographs of landscapes, people, and objects in various Alaska locations, including Sitka, Rockwell (Juneau), Takou Inlet (Taku Inlet), and the villages of Hoonyah (Hoonah), Chilcat (Chilkat) and Klockwan (Klukwan).
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The Henry H. Brodeck stereograph views of Alaska were purchased by The Bancroft Library from Ken Harrison Western Americana in 2017.

    Biographical / Historical

    H.H. Brodeck is known to have operated a photographic studio out of Walla Walla, Washington from 1880, and photographed in Alaska from April to July, 1881. He died in 1886.


    Photographer's imprint on front of each mount: Photographed for the Northwest Trading Co. by H.H. Brodeck. A variant of this statement also includes his studio location: Walla Walla, W.T. Also printed on front of mounts: Scenes in Alaska. Printed and numbered descriptive captions present on many mounts. Some are oversize stereographs, measuring 12 rather than 10 cm in height. Mounts vary in color: buff, gray, and orange examples present. Six items (Bancroft item numbers 24, 31, 34, 36, 83, and 84) are not stereographic, but are single images on 12 x 18 stereograph-sized mounts.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Henry H. Brodeck stereograph views of Alaska, BANC PIC 2017.068--STER, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Bancroft Library staff in 2017.

    Scope and Content

    Views of various Alaska locations, including Sitka, Rockwell (Juneau), Takou Inlet (Taku Inlet), and the villages of Hoonyah (Hoonah), Chilcat (Chilkat) and Klockwan (Klukwan). Depicted in several images are Tlingit people (Huna, Chilkat and Auke), some with emphasis on traditional attire. Other subjects include glaciers, icebergs, landscapes and waterscapes, and buildings. At least two views depict the Rockwell post of the Northwest Trading Co.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Tlingit Indians
    Brodeck, H. H. (Henry H.)
    Northwest Trading Co.