Guide to the Marie Scott Alaska Photo Album Collection (1940s) – Contents

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One (1) Album

Series Scope and Content Summary:

This series consists of one (1) approx. 16×13” photo album bound in reddish brown leather with a border of gold scrollwork around the sides and a snakeskin pattern. Inside the leather binding are approx. forty (40) spiral bound pages. The first page is printed with the words “A Lass…A Lad…Alaska July-August 1945” and includes an illustration a woman, man and llama or donkey. Inside are photos or prints of photos taken by Marie Scott on a trip to Skagway, Alaska and other areas of Alaska and British, Columbia during a trip up the coastline in that area. These approx. 11×10” and 4×7” photos are in very good condition and accompanied by captions such as “She went to Alaska to sketch in watercolors” and “on an advertising assignment to Alaska went he”, and “The Kirmse Curio Shop-Skagway. Alaska”. Also inside is a delightful map of Alaska that may be hand-drawn. From the map, it appears that Marie travelled from Seattle through Vancouver, British Columbia up to Skagway, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska and other places which she plotted on the map. In the album are photos of sightseers; Red Falls in Skagway, Skagway City Hall, Mt. Benson; Pitch Fork Falls, Lake Bennett and a c.1900 Presbyterian Church; Whitehorse, Yukon; Canadian mounted police; ships, and other scenes of life in Alaska such as fishing, logging and more. There is also a photo of an Indian burial ground, and an Indian camp along the Yukon, two photos of Marie Scott herself and more. The album and photos are in good condition.

Box 1