• Tlingit woman, Klukwan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Tlingit woman, Klukwan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Although no identification is provided, the woman is believed to be from Tlingit based on the description in spl_ap_00102 where Gow-she-ett-tee is identified as a Klukwan deity. Klukwan is a Tlingit village that was located on the Dalton Trail, a route used by prospectors during the gold rush.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00104

    Date: 1899?

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  • 70 Mile on the Yukon, ca. 1899

    70 Mile on the Yukon, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Signs for "70 Mile Road House" and "A.C. Co.""(Alaska Commercial Company) appear on buildings at the right of the photograph. Exact location is unclear. The most likely candidate is near the present Seventymile River which is located south of the Yukon River between Circle City and Eagle, Alaska. Gold was discovered on Seventymile River in 1895.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00175

    Date: 1899?

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  • Chilkoot Pass tramway, ca. 1899

    Chilkoot Pass tramway, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    During the Klondike Gold Rush, several hoists and tramways were constructed to help prospectors transport heavy loads of supplies and cargo over the pass. Prior to the construction of the tramways, prospectors carried their supplies themselves or with packhorses. Peterson's Hoist was constructed in 1896 and relied on a pulley and sled system. In 1897, Archie Burns' Tramway, a horse-powered system, went into operation. In March 1898 the Dyea-Klondike Transportation company opened up their own tram, the first electric-powered version in the world. Later that year the company merged with the Alaska Railroad and Transportation Company and Chilkoot Railroad and Transport Company to expand tram operations. In June 1899, the tram was purchased by the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad and the tram system was torn down, soon to be replaced by a narrow-gauge railroad.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00124

    Date: 1899?

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  • Indigenous woman with child on her back, ca. 1899

    Indigenous woman with child on her back, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    The identity of the woman and child are unknown. The photograph was likely taken in Alaska or Western Canada but the exact region is unknown. An illustration based on this photograph appeared in the June 1900 edition of McClure's Magazine.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00170

    Date: 1899?

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  • Taku Inlet, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Taku Inlet, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00122

    Date: 1899?

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  • Invitation from the Officers and Directors of the Alaska-Pacific-Yukon Exposition to the ground breaking ceremony in Seattle, Washington on 1 June 1907

    Invitation from the Officers and Directors of the Alaska-Pacific-Yukon Exposition to the ground breaking ceremony in Seattle, Washington on 1 June 1907

    Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.)

    Printed invitation to the reception to be held at 2:00.

    Identifier: mohai_ayp_2006.3.47.2.3

    Date: 1907

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  • Whitehorse Rapids, ca. 1899

    Whitehorse Rapids, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury and Cleveland

    Whitehorse Rapids was one of the most treacherous points for boats traveling the Yukon River in an effort to reach the Klondike gold fields.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00034

    Date: 1899?

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  • Tenaya Canyon in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Tenaya Canyon in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    No caption is provided for the photograph but it appears to show Tenaya Canyon in Yosemite. Half Dome appears at the right of the photograph. Pillsbury had a lifelong interest in the park and established his own photograph studio there in 1897.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00164

    Date: 1897?; 1900?

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  • Totem pole at Alert Bay, ca. 1899

    Totem pole at Alert Bay, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00095

    Date: 1899?

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  • Chief Kyan totem pole in Ketchikan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Chief Kyan totem pole in Ketchikan, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Chief Kyan was a Tlingit chief who, in 1885, sold 160 acres to Mike Martin, one of the city of Ketchikan's founders. The totem pole shows the lineage of the Chief's family. The bear at the base of the pole represents Chief Kyan's family. The Thunderbird in the center represents his wife's family and the crane at the top represents his wife.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00080

    Date: 1899?

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