Collection mac-51 - Site specific photograph collection

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mac mac-51

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875 photographs : 769 b&w prints, 2 col. prints, 99 b&w postcards, 5 col. 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 in this collection were part of unidentified collections and were organized under the title "Site Specific" for research and exhibit purposes. Included are a very diverse range of photographs of sites and subjects in the Yukon, Alaska, along the Yukon River and the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails, British Columbia, and other locations. Yukon sites include Carcross showing a sternwheeler, railway bridge, and the town site, Ben-My-Chree on the West Taku Arm, Mayo, a log cabin at Haggart Creek in the Keno area and Dawson City. Images of Alaska include: Skagway, Dyea, Valdez, Fairbanks, St. Michael, Haines, Beaver City, Fort Yukon, Point Barrow, Louden, Ruby City, Cordova, Foster Glacier, Muir Glacier and Holy Cross Mission on the Yukon River. Images of British Columbia include: a street scene in Bennett, showing Dawson Hotel, Bennett Lake and Klondike Navigation Co. Ltd. warehouses, the church at Bennett, and an Atlin street scene showing the Kendome and Kootenay Hotels. The collection also consists of images of a native cemetery showing Spirit Houses and a native village on the Chilkat River, Pleasant Camp on the Dalton Trail, White Pass Summit, and Chilkoot Trail, Miles Canyon, Five Finger Rapids, a view from the Dome in Dawson Cityshowing the sternwheeler graveyard and islands near Moosehide, the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Post on Dalton Trail and Tagish, circa 1898, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station at Haines Junction, a bridge at North Fork of the Klondike River, Pueblo Mine and Grafter Mine outside of Whitehorse, Department of Transport houses in Destruction Bay, Hotel Upper LeBarge [Laberge], a ward in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dawson City, the tram line in Whitehorse and a series of images of the Inside Passage including Prince Rupert and Alert Bay.

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