Collection mac-45 - Identified personalities photograph collection

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Identified personalities photograph collection

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mac mac-45

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308 photographs : 305 b&w prints, 1 col. print, 2 b&w postcards.

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The Yukon Historical Society was established in Whitehorse in 1950 by a group of residents who saw the need to preserve the history of the community and the Yukon Territory. In 1976 the name was changed to the MacBride Museum Society in honour of William D. MacBride who devoted much of his time to the museum. The museum collects artifacts, archival records and photographs, geological and natural history specimens, and ethnographic materials that reflect the history of the Yukon Territory.

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The photographs were part of unidentified collections and were organized by "Personalities, Identified" for research and exhibit purposes. The styles and formats of the images in this collection are very wide ranging; they include posed and candid, professional and amateur, studio and natural, large and small. The subjects are known individuals, small groups, organizations, ship crews, sports teams, visiting dignitaries and royalty. Occasionally captions accompany the photograph and identify people, dates, locations and/or events. There are scenes of Martha Black and George Black at a Yukon farm, Percy DeWolfe operating his motor launch, a Klondike family standing outside their cabin at their claim, magazine photographs of the discoverers of gold, British Yukon Navigation Company (BYNCo.) personnel in 1901 posing outside the White Pass commissary, passengers on the sternwheeler Dawson City 1912, IOOF Lodge Number One Dawson members, 1901 Hockey Team, the royal visit of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, the royal visit of Princess Alexandra and the opening of the MacBride Museum Centennial Building, the visit of Governor General Vincent Massey to MacBride Museum in 1956, J.W. Boyle's Machine Gun Detachment, the crew of the sternwheeler Yukoner October 10th 1900, crew of the Gleaner, a collage of the Soapy Smith shooting, a White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) construction scene in Caribou Crossing [Carcross], crew of Locomotive Engine 51, the Whitehorse and Skagway Brass Band, crew and passengers of the sternwheeler L.A. France, Rendezvous Queen and contestants in 1962, and a studio photograph of George Carmack, Dawson Charlie, Jim Boss, and Rev. W.A. Blackwell. There are several series of photographs including images of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with American service personnel, the crew of the WW II Navy Ship Weyburn, portraits of Commanders of the NWHS from 1946-1960, Skagway newsboys in 1898, Buchanan Boys in Atlin B.C. 1925, and Charles C. Percival in Abbot-Detroit "Bull Dog" on its 100,000 mile durability run. Communities and locations in this collection include: Whitehorse, Dawson City, Carcross [Caribou Crossing], Skagway, Miles Canyon, Pullen House, Assay office at the Pueblo Mine 1912, Atlas Mine, Atlin, North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Barracks and Customs House Boundary out of Haines, and Nice, France. Some of the personalities identified in these photographs include: Captain MacDonald of the Tutshi, Mr. Otto Partridge of Ben-My-Chree, members of the Whitehorse Band, Champs of Yukon and Alaska 1912 Baseball Team, Dawson Charlie, Martha Black, Commissioner George Black, Percy DeWolfe, Robert Henderson, Kate Carmack, George Carmack, Tagish Charlie, Commissioner W.E. Brown, Wilbur Greenough, Harry Marsh, Chief Isaac, Chief Jim Boss, W.A. Blackwell, Charles Mayne, Bishop I.O. Stringer, Mrs. Stringer, Inspector H. Cronkhite, Kitty Jack, Alan Innes-Taylor, Soapy Smith, John Melvin Patterson, George Dawson, Sam Steele, J.R.B. Jones, Klondike Kate, three former Commissioner's wives Black, Collins, and Gibson, Charles Percival, Bob Lowe, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Princess Alexandra, Governor General Vincent Massey, J.W. Boyle, John Raymond, Walter Sharp, Captain Geo. Roche, Hendrickson, Peter H.C. Boughman, Steward Carter, Captain J.O. Williams, Captain R. E. Cromacty, B.A. Fayse, W. Donnenworth, Patsy Henderson and his wife, Edith, Rendezvous Queen Alice Martin, Miss Popularity Dorothy Zablosky, and First Nation elder Johnny Joe. The professional photographers and studios contained in this collection include E.J. Hamacher, Kinsey, Wolfe, Yukon Photo, Star Photo, Case and Draper, Cantwell, H.C. Barley, Harry Conners, Duclos, James Quong, G.M. Taylor, T. Breslin, A.J. Gillis, Kinsey and Kinsey, and Delmar.

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