Goetze, O. D. (Otto Daniel)

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Otto D. Goetze was born in Missouri in 1871 to a German immigrant family of twelve children. Goetze left Missouri as a young man, moving to Walla Walla, Wash., then to Oregon, and later to Seattle. Goetze went to Alaska around 1898 as the Gold Rush began and established a photography studio in Nome. Though he returned to the mainland at least once during this time--to photograph the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904--Goetze remained in Alaska photographing Gold Rush activity and Alaska natives until approximately 1908. Goetze then moved back to Seattle, where he was proprietor of the Alaska Photo Studio from 1909 to 1912. Goetze got married in 1911 and had a daughter, Dorothy, in 1912. In 1914, the family moved to a farm in Cedar Valley. Goetze sold the farm in the 1930s as a consequence of financial difficulties related to the Depression. Afterwards Goetze may have moved to Monroe, Wash.

From the description of O.D. Goetze photographs and other material, 1898-1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 76017327

Otto Daniel Goetze was born in Missouri in 1871. After traveling and working in Walla Walla, WA, Oregon, and Seattle, Goetze and his brother followed the Gold Rush north in 1898. After spending two years in Southeast Alaska, Goetze moved to Nome and established the Alaska Photo Company in 1900. By 1909, the Goetze brothers sold their Nome studio to the Lomen brothers and moved to Seattle. Otto Goetze then opened a new studio called Scenograph with his new partner, Paul Dinison. The last know photographs attributed to O.D. Goetze are his extensive images of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.

From the description of Otto Goetze collection, 1898-1909. (UAA/APU Consortium Library). WorldCat record id: 658218520

Otto D. Goetze was born in Missouri in 1871 to a German immigrant family of twelve children. Goetze left Missouri as a young man, moving to Walla Walla, Washington, then to Oregon and later to Seattle. Goetze went to Alaska around 1898 as the Gold Rush began and established a photography studio in Nome. Though he returned to the mainland at least once during this time-- to photograph the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904--Goetze remained in Alaska photographing Gold Rush activity and Alaska natives until approximately 1908.

Goetze then moved back to Seattle, where he was proprietor of the Alaska Photo Studio from 1909 to 1912. Goetze got married in 1911 and had a daughter, Dorothy, in 1912. In 1914, the family moved to a farm in Cedar Valley. Goetze sold the farm in the 1930s as a consequence of financial difficulties related to the Depression; afterwards Goetze may have moved to Monroe, Washington.

From the guide to the O.D. Goetze Photographs and Other Material, 1898-1913, (Museum of History & Industry Sophie Frye Bass Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Mildred Morgan Photograph Album, 1908-1910 University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Goetze, O. D. (Otto D.). O.D. Goetze photographs and other material, 1898-1913. Museum of History and Industry
referencedIn Michael Cirelli collection on Northwest photography, 1865-2000, 1890s-1910s Museum of History & Industry Sophie Frye Bass Library
creatorOf O.D. Goetze Photographs and Other Material, 1898-1913 Museum of History & Industry Sophie Frye Bass Library
creatorOf Moore, Perry. Perry Moore photograph collection, 1900-1903 [graphic]. Alaska state library
creatorOf Goetze, O. D. (Otto Daniel). Otto Goetze collection, 1898-1909. UAA/APU Consortium Library, Consortium Library
creatorOf Scott, John Holmes. John Holmes Scott photograph collection, 1900-1916. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
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associatedWith Alaska Steamship Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition (1909 : Seattle, Wash.) corporateBody
associatedWith A.L. Bell Photo corporateBody
associatedWith Cirelli, Michael, 1944-2002 person
associatedWith Huey person
associatedWith La Roche, Frank. person
associatedWith Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) corporateBody
associatedWith Moore, Perry. person
associatedWith Scott, John Holmes. person
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Alaska, Southeast
Seattle (Wash.)
Nome (Alaska)
Wrangell (Alaska)
Alaska--Nome
Washington (State)--Seattle
Seattle (Wash.)
West (U.S.)
Alaska--Nome
Third Avenue (Seattle, Wash.)
Nome (Alaska)
Nome (Alaska)
Alaska
Alaska
Fort Davis (Alaska)
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Alaska
Alaska
Alaska Natives
Ships
Cities and towns
Eskimos
Eskimos
Gold miners
Gold miners
Gold mines and mining
Grading (Earthwork)
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
Inupiat
Mines and mineral resources
Native Americans
Photographs
Seattle
Shipping
Totem poles
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Photographers
Photographers
Photographers
Photographers
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