Title:[U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph album of Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System]
Album of photographs taken by member(s) of U.S. Army Signal Corps during early years of establishment of Washington-Alaska
Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS). Locations depicted include U.S. Army base in Fort Gibbon near Tanana; St. Michael;
Tanana; and Fairbanks (including a few images of ruins after the 1906 fire). Other topics include railroads, Native Americans
of the region, gold mining, and boats. Signal Corps soldiers and the telegraph system are documented throughout the album.
Alaska Communication System -- Photographs
United States. -- Army. -- Signal Corps -- Photographs
Cables, Submarine -- Alaska -- Photographs
Telegraph -- Alaska -- Photographs
Soldiers -- Alaska -- Photographs
Alaska -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Photographer(s), compiler unknown.
Includes a few cyanotype prints.
Most photographs described by hand-written captions on album leaves.
U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph album of Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System, BANC PIC 2020.025, The Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from The Wayfarer's Bookshop ; 2019.
Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS) constructed by 59th Signal Battalion of U.S. Army Signal Corps
in early 1900s; renamed U.S. Army Alaska Communication System (ACS) in 1936; transferred to U.S. Air Force control in 1962;
purchased by RCA in 1970.
Caption list available in library.
80 photographs in 1 album : chiefly gelatin silver prints ; prints various sizes, album 19 x 29 cm
BANC PIC 2020.025--ALB