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Pictorial materials from the Charles Melville Scammon collection [graphic]
BANC PIC 1950.004--PIC; BANC PIC 1950.003--A; BANC PIC 1950.003--B FOLDER 3; BANC PIC 1950.003-.004--A; ...
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Pictorial materials from the Charles Melville Scammon collection


Scammon, Charles Melville, 1825-1911, creator


Whymper, Frederick.


Scammon, L. N. (Lawrence N.)


Ryder, Charles H.


Bradley & Rulofson


Predominantly pencil sketches and watercolors of: Oregon, Washington Territory, Alaska, and some of the southern coast of Florida. Includes paintings by Frederick Whymper from the Western Union Telegraph Expedition to Alaska, and an album of "The flags of all nations", by Quartermaster Milan(?) of the steamer Shubrick, 1864. Sketches are by C.M. Scammon and Lawrence N. Scammon.
Items related to the Western Union Telegraph Expedition of 1865-. Includes photographic portraits and some drawings, watercolors, engravings, and postcards. Scenes in California, Washington Territory, Alaska, and Utah are present, with numerous ship-board scenes, portraits of North American Indians, and some whaling scenes.


ca. 1865-1885 (issued)


n-us-ak -- n-usp--
Shubrick (U.S. Revenue Steamer) -- Pictorial works
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867) -- Pictorial works
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works
Whaling -- Pictorial works
Alaska -- Pictorial works
Washington (State) -- Pictorial works
Oregon -- Pictorial works
Utah -- Pictorial works
Northwest, Pacific -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works


Title supplied by cataloger.
Photographs by various photographers. Most noteworthy are early Alaska and Siberia views by Charles H. Ryder of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition, perhaps the earliest taken in the territory. Other photographers (chiefly of studio portraits) include many by Bradley & Rulofson and one or more by C.P. Fessenden, S.M. Fassetts, Jacob Shew, D.H. Wood, Silas Selleck, Henry Ulke, Vance's Gallery, Thwaites, R.W. Addis, Nahl Bros & Dickman, Edouart's Gallery, C.E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Taylor & Brown, Bayley & Cramer's, William Shew, C.L. Weed, J.T. Silva's Gallery, George W. Butler, J.U.P. Burnham, Giles Bishop, S.A. Spencer and W. Dyer, among others. A few views by George H. Johnson and by C.R. Savage are also present.
Partial finding aid available.
Transferred from the Charles Melville Scammon papers (BANC MSS P-K 206 and P-K 207)


Marines (Visual works)
Cartes de visite.

Physical Description:

314 items (photographic prints, drawings, watercolors and postcards) ; various sizes.
99 items (drawings, watercolors, and photographic prints) and 1 album. ; various sizes.




BANC PIC 1950.004--PIC
BANC PIC 1950.003--A
BANC PIC 1950.003--B FOLDER 3
BANC PIC 1950.003-.004--A
BANC PIC 1950.004--B
BANC PIC 1950.003--ALB
BANC PIC 1950.003--D
BANC PIC 1950.003-.004--PIC



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Charles Melville Scammon papers : Scammon, Charles Melville, : 1825-1911