Title:[Samuel W. Fansher collection of Alaska gold rush photographs]
Creator/Contributor:Fansher, Samuel W., creator, creator.
Scenes from a gold seeking expedition to the Kotzebue Sound region of Alaska on the schooner Penelope. Several subjects, including
sailors, Eskimos, ice camping and fishing, totem poles. General locations depicted include Kotzebue Sound, Bering Sea and
Peneolope (Schooner) -- Photographs
Gold mines and mining -- Alaska
Sailors -- Alaska -- Photographs
Eskimos -- Alaska -- Photographs
Alaska -- Description and travel
Kotzebue Sound (Alaska) -- Photographs
Bering Sea -- Photographs
Kobuk River (Alaska) -- Photographs
Title devised by cataloger.
Collected by Samual Fansher.
Also includes 1 cyanotype (:32).
Also includes copy of Gold Hunting in Alaska as told by Joseph Grinnell (folder 2) published in 1901, an account of the expedition
documented in the photographs, and in which many present images were published.
Samuel W. Fansher collection of Alaska gold rush photographs, BANC PIC 2015.079, The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Purchase ; from Jeffrey H. Marks Rare Books ; 2015.
Samuel Fansher was born in Iowa approximately 1865; member of the 1898-1899 expedition aboard schooner Penelope to Kotzebue
Sound during Alaska gold rush; long time resident of Pasadena; captain of Pasadena Fire Department; died August 16, 1939.
Item list available in library.
32 photographs : chiefly collodion printing out prints ; sheets 11 x 13 cm
BANC PIC 2015.079 folder 1
BANC PIC 2015.079 folder 2
BANC PIC 2015.079