• Three carved Tlingit figures under tree, Klukwan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Three carved Tlingit figures under tree, Klukwan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Klukwan is a Tlingit village that was located on the Dalton Trail, a route used by prospectors during the gold rush.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00102

    Date: 1899?

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  • White Pass and Yukon Railway tracks and mountain view, ca. 1899

    White Pass and Yukon Railway tracks and mountain view, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    During the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass was one of the routes used by prospectors to travel from Skagway to the Yukon gold fields. In April 1898 the White Pass and Yukon Railroad Company was formed in an effort to establish an easier way through the pass. Construction on the railroad began the following month. Thousands of workers worked around the clock in treacherous conditions to complete the project. The railroad track was completed at White Pass on February 20, 1899 and reached Lake Bennett on July 6, 1899. The final spike on the railroad was placed on July 29, 1900 in Carcross, B.C.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00141

    Date: 1899?

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  • Logs at Circle City waterfront, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Logs at Circle City waterfront, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00174

    Date: 1899?

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  • Boat in front of Le Conte Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Boat in front of Le Conte Glacier, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00083

    Date: 1899?

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  • Prospectors' camp, ca. 1899

    Prospectors' camp, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    The location of the camp is unknown. It is likely in Alaska or British Columbia. Signs in the photo include "Restaurant," "U.S. Hotel," "U.S. Hotel Bunk House," "Bakery & Restaurant," "Boundary Hotel, A.O. Palm, Prop.," "Hotel and Restaurant." A sled on the lower right belongs to the Dalton Transportation Co. Several men, horses and tents are visible in the photograph. A bicycle is propped up on one of the tents at the lower right.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00139

    Date: 1899?

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  • Jewish Transcript v. 1, no. 6, Apr. 15, 1924

    Jewish Transcript v. 1, no. 6, Apr. 15, 1924

    Identifier: spl_jt_3018328_01_06

    Date: 1924-04-15

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  • Indigenous cemetery in St. Michael, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Indigenous cemetery in St. Michael, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00105

    Date: 1899?

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  • Nudes

    Nudes

    Kunishige, Frank A.

    Frank Asakichi Kunishige was born in Japan on June 5, 1878. He came to the United States via San Francisco in 1895. After graduating from the Illinois College of Photography, he opened a small photography studio in San Francisco. Kunishige moved to Seattle in 1917. In the same year, he married Gin Kunishige and began working in the studio of Edward S. Curtis where he became acquainted with Ella McBride who he worked for in later years. Kunishige was well known for his use of Pictorialism, a popular painterly style of photography. He developed his photographs on "textura tissue," a paper of his own creation, which allowed him to produce almost dreamlike prints. His work was featured nationally and internationally in exhibitions and publications such as Photo-Era and Seattle's Town Crier. In 1924, Kunishige became one of the founding members of the Seattle Camera Club, a group of local photographers including Kyo Koike, Yukio Morinaga, Iwao Matsushita and Fred Y. Ogasawara who gathered to share techniques and ideas, as well as their deep love of the medium. Although the group was initially solely Japanese, they soon welcomed more members including Ella McBride, their first female member. When World War II struck and the country's Japanese internment policy was put in place, Kunishige and his wife were forced to leave Seattle for Idaho where they were interned at the Minidoka camp. After their release, Kunishige spent two years working at a photography studio in Twin Falls, Idaho but eventually returned to Seattle due to his poor health. Frank Kunishige passed away on April 9, 1960.

    Identifier: spl_art_367924_03

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  • Gold nugget from near Anvil Creek, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Gold nugget from near Anvil Creek, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Gold was first discovered at Anvil Creek in 1898 leading to a large rush in prospectors who traveled through nearby Nome, Alaska to reach the gold fields. The value for the gold, provided at $320 in 1899?would be worth $9,891.89 in 2019 dollars.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00168

    Date: 1899?

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  • Map of the City of Seattle and Adjacent Territory Accompanying Report of Municipal Plans Commission, 1911

    Map of the City of Seattle and Adjacent Territory Accompanying Report of Municipal Plans Commission, 1911

    Bogue, Virgil B.

    Map showing proposed city improvements under the Plan of Seattle, commonly known as the Bogue Plan. Designed by Virgil Bogue, Seattle's municipal plans director, the Bogue Plan proposed a series of improvements aimed at beautifying the city and making it making it more cohesive after years of rapid growth and industrialization. The plan worked in tandem with the Olmsted Brothers new system of parks, begun in 1903, and proposed new government buildings, an improved city center and an interurban road connecting the city together. The plan was rejected by voters in 1912.

    Identifier: spl_maps_2444648_3

    Date: 1911

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