Collection of lantern slides, 1906-1960 (bulk 1913-1918).


Collection of lantern slides, 1906-1960 (bulk 1913-1918).

The collection contains 713 lantern slides, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and including many that have been hand-colored, used by Stefansson to illustrate his presentations on arctic exploration and culture. Images of native cultures are contrasted with those of early to mid-20th century industry including hydraulic mining, logging, reindeer herding, agriculture, and ranching. Images of Hudson's Bay Company and Eldorado Mining and Refining Limited holdings are included. Ships and boats shown included the Alaska, Aurora, Bear, Belvedere, Corwin, Mary Sachs, and North Star. Individual and group shots of scientists, "Copper Eskimos," Inuit peoples, and aborigines include images of Ada Blackjack, Charles D. Brower, Milton Galle, James Francis Hurley. Fritz Johansen, Charles Klinkenberg, Erroll Lorne Knight, Frederick W. Mauer, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Storker Theodor Storkerson, and Olive Rathburn Wilcox. Additionally, there is aerial photography of forts, settlements, mission settlements, and landscapes. Illustrated locations in Alaska include Baxter Island, Flaxman Island, Fort Yukon, "Masonland" (home of Beatrice and Willoughby Mason), Point Barrow, and Tanana; in the Northwest Territories, Bernard Harbor, Cape Bathurst, Collinson Point, Mackenzie, and Victoria Island; in the Yukon, Herschel Island; in Antarctica, the AdeĢlie Coast; in Russia, Wrangel lsland; in Greenland, archaeological digs at Osterbygd. Also included are images of Stefansson's 1923 trip to Australia and French Polynesia and Stefansson teaching in Dartmouth College's Northern Studies Program. Principal photographers of the original photographs are George Hubert Wilkins, James Francis Hurley, P.E. Corell, and the Lomen Bros.

5 feet (13 boxes)

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