Title:Arctic cruise of the U.S. Revenue steamer Bear and other Alaska photographs collected by Captain Oscar Charles Hamlet
Creator/Contributor:Hamlet, Oscar C., creator, former owner.
Creator/Contributor:Taber, I. W. (Isaiah West), 1830-1912
Creator/Contributor:Bates, W. F.
Creator/Contributor:Hartmann & Weinland
Primarily views of the arctic cruise of the revenue steamer Bear in 1886. Contains views of whaling ships, native dwellings
and villages, sled dogs, snapshots and portraits of native people (including children), native costumes, totem poles, graveyards,
group portraits of ship and expeditions crews (the Greeley expedition, Oscar Hamlet, etc.), Russian churches, etc. Locations
include: the Bering Sea (including George Island), Ounalaska (Aleutian Islands), Russian Siberia, St. Michaels, Hatham Inlet
(Arctic Ocean), Unga Village, Point Hope, Kotzebue Island, King Island, Sitka, and others. One image may relate to a 1906
rescue made by Capt. Hamlet's son, Harry Gabriel Hamlet, who sailed on multiple voyages of the Bear around 1900.
Date:1886-approximately 1906 (issued)
Hamlet, Harry G -- Pictorial works
Hamlet, Oscar C -- Pictorial works
Whaling ships -- Pictorial works
Dwellings -- Alaska -- Photographs
Eskimos -- Alaska -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- Clothing -- Alaska -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- Dwellings -- Alaska
Sled dogs -- Photographs
Orthodox Eastern church buildings -- Alaska -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- Clothing
Indians of North America -- Dwellings
Orthodox Eastern church buildings
Siberia, Northeastern (Russia) -- Pictorial works
Title supplied by cataloger.
Identified photographers include W.F. Bates (Mass.), I.W. Taber, Hartmann & Weinland.
Most photographs on individual mounts; all Bear-related photos are captioned, others were probably collected over a period
of time and bear varying amounts of information. Approximately 28 are snapshots, somewhat later than the 1886 cruise.
Some photographs annotated: Rev. Str. Bear--1886, Corwin--1886, Point Hope--1886, Eskimos--1886.
Gift of Katharine Boole Legge, granddaughter of Oscar C. Hamlet; ‡d 1956.
The Bancroft Library holds a related album of 1905, presented to Capt. Hamlet, cataloged separately with title: Reminders
of the cruise of the U.S.S. Bear (BANC PIC BANC PIC 1905.13607--ALB).
Some photographs possibly reproduced in: Report of the cruise of the revenue marine steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in
the year 1884 / by Capt. M.A. Healy (F908.V67).
207 photographs : chiefly albumen prints on mounts ; various sizes
BANC PIC 1905.12467-.12671--PIC