• Sunset in Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Sunset in Wrangell, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00079

    Date: 1899?

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  • Dawson City across the Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Dawson City across the Yukon River, ca. 1899

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

    Dawson City was originally home to members of the Han Tribe. It became the epicenter of the gold rush in Yukon Territory - established in 1899?and swelling to a population of 40,000 the following year as prospectors flooded the area. The city served as the capitol of the Yukon until 1952.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00028

    Date: 1899?

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  • Dancers at Klukwan Potlatch ceremony, Alaska, October 14, 1898

    Dancers at Klukwan Potlatch ceremony, Alaska, October 14, 1898

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00109

    Date: 1898-10-14

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  • Nevada Falls in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Nevada Falls in Yosemite, ca. 1897-1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    No caption is provided for the photograph but it appears to show Nevada Falls in Yosemite. Pillsbury had a lifelong interest in the park and established his own photograph studio there in 1897.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00192

    Date: 1897?; 1900?

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  • Five indigenous women at Alert Bay, B.C., ca. 1899

    Five indigenous women at Alert Bay, B.C., ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00091

    Date: 1899?

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  • White Pass and Yukon Railway in Skagway Canyon, ca. 1899

    White Pass and Yukon Railway in Skagway Canyon, 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_00126

    Date: 1899?

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  • Mountains and snowy forest, ca. 1899

    Mountains and snowy forest, ca. 1899

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

    Location is likely Alaska, British Columbia or Yukon Territory based on other photographs in the collection but the exact location is unknown.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00048

    Date: 1899?

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  • Aerial view of Index, Wash., ca. 1900

    Aerial view of Index, Wash., ca. 1900

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence); Pillsbury Panoramic View Company

    Identifier: spl_ap_00059

    Date: 1900?

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  • Boats and girl near Snake River in Nome, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Boats and girl near Snake River in Nome, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Several tents can be seen along the waterfront and the sternwheeler "Fortune Hunter" appears on the left side of the river. It was constructed by Marine Iron Works in Chicago and assembled in St. Michael, Alaska. The boat was owned by the Klondike Promotion Company and also went by the name "Helen Bruce." Gold was discovered in the area in the summer of 1898 prospectors rushed to stake claims and Nome's population quickly ballooned to 10,000 people. In 1899, more gold was discovered on beaches near the town and spurred an even greater rush of visitors. By 1900, an estimated 1000 people a day were arriving in Nome. Pillsbury took some of the first available photographs of the city. Following his departure, the winter conditions made it too difficult for others to reach the area. A cropped version of this photograph appeared in the June 1900 issue of Harper's Weekly.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00179

    Date: 1899?

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  • Views of Wrangell, Alaska and its totem poles, ca. 1899

    Views of Wrangell, Alaska and its totem poles, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00127

    Date: 1899?

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