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RUTH HUSEMAN (1895-1988). Tourist Photograph Album; 1937. .2 cu. ft.

Ruth Huseman, Rhea Brunwasser, and a group of women from the Midwest toured Western Canada and Southeast Alaska in 1937. Modes of travel on the trip included rail, bus, and steamship. Stops along the way in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, and Southeast Alaska included Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Vancouver, Taku Glacier, Prince Rupert, Alert Bay, Ketchikan, Skagway, Lake Bennett, Carcross, Whitehorse, and Victoria. The tour included steamship travel on the Inside Passage, and rail travel on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Ruth Huseman died in Chicago, Illinois, in 1988.

The collection consists of Ruth Huseman's tourist photograph album from 1937. The collection contains the original 61 page photograph album, including 80 original black and white prints, 16 photo post cards, and 35 black and white commercial tourist prints. Locations where the original photographs were taken include: Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, the Yoho Valley, Vancouver, the Inside Passage, Tagish Lake, Taku Glacier, Prince Rupert, Alert Bay, Ketchikan, Dead Horse Gulch, Lake Bennett, Skagway, Carcross, and Victoria. The photo post cards include scenes on the White Pass and Yukon Route, and the Inside Passage. The commercial tourist prints are of scenes in Southeast Alaska and along the White Pass and Yukon Route.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2003.

HMC-0623
JAS (4/2003)

List:

Page 1 (3 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
1a & b. "Banff Springs Hotel."
1c. "View of city of Banff."

Page 2 (2 b&w prints):
2a. "Top view of Pitchfork Falls" (3 X 4.75 inch).
2b. "Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise" (3.5 X 4.75 inch).

Page 3 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
3a & b. "Lake Louise and Gardens in front of Chateau" View toward lake.

Page 4 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
4a. "Lake Louise."
4b. "'Lookout Point' one mile up mountain." Viewing platform from below.

Page 5 (3 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
5a & b. "Emerald Lake."
5c. Emerald Inn, "Ruth Huseman in front of bus."

Page 6 (3 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Bear and buffalo in Banff National Park.":
6a. "Bear in Yoho Valley."
6b & c. Buffalo.

Page 7 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
7a & b. "Bow River near Banff."

Page 8 (2 b&w prints):
"Scenes in Yoho Valley":
8a. Upstream view of valley (3.5 X 4.75 inch).
8b. View of waterfall from valley floor (3 X 4.75 inch).

Page 9 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Scenes in Yoho Valley":
9a . "Whiskey Jack or Kicking Horse Falls."
9b . "Natural Bridge of Kicking Horse River."

Page 10 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
10a & b. "Harbor of Vancouver, B. C."

Page 11 (2 b&w prints):
11a. "Roof Garden, Hoteol Vancouver." Group photo of four women including Ruth Huseman and Rhea Brunwasser (3.5 X 4.75 inch).
11b. "View of Vancouver from roof garden of hotel. (3 X 4.75 inch).

Page 12 (2 b&w prints):
12a & b. "Totem poles in Vancouver Parks."

Page 13 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
13a. "On board 'Princess Louise'" Ruth Huseman and Rhea Brunwasser with purser on deck of ship.
13b. "Returning from Alaska" View of Princess Line steamship from deck of ship.

Page 14 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
14a & b. "Views from boat in Alaskan waters."

Page 15 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
15a. & b. "Views from boat in Alaskan waters."

Page 16 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
16a & b. "Views from boat."

Page 17 (2 b&w prints):
"Iceberg & Glaciers":
17a. "Iceberg – notice sea gulls alighting in sauce. Taken from moving boat." (3 X 4.75 inch).
17b. Distant view of glacier field 3.5 X 4.75 inch).

Page 18 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
"Glaciers":
18a. Glacier.
18b. Group of tourist on walking trail at foot of glacier.

Page 19 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Glaciers":
19a & b. "Taku Glacier" Views from inlet.

Page 20 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Glaciers":
20a & b. "Taku Glacier" Views from inlet.

Page 21 (1 b&w print, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
21a. Distant view of glacier field.

Page 22 (2 b&w prints):
"Alaskan towns.":
22a. Elevated view of town.
22b. "Can this be Prince Rupert? P. R. F. D. might be Prince Rupert Fire Dept."(3 X 4.75 inch).

Page 23 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Indian children":
23a. "Indians in Alert Bay." Teenage girl and small girl with doll on road near boat dock.
23b. "Indian children in Alert Bay." Three girls with bunches of flowers.

Page 24 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
"Alaska – Indian children":
24a. "Native children in Ketchikan, Ala." Group of five native and white children.
24b. "'Amy' – Indian child in Alert Bay – B.C." Woman and small child walking on street toward town.

Page 25 (2 b&w prints):
"Old Indian Cemetery":
25a. "Alert Bay Totem Poles." Three women tourists, including Rhea Brunwasser and Ruth Huseman, standing in front of poles (3 X 4.75 inch).
25b. Group of three women tourists, including Rhea Brunwasser, standing in front of totem poles in cemetery (3.5 X 4.75 inch).

Page 26 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
26a. "Totem Poles in Indian Cemetery" Three poles in Alert Bay cemetery.
26b. "Fishing" View of deck of fishing boat from above with halibut aboard.

Page 27 (3 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
27a. "Monument to dead horses – Dead Horse Gulch – Pass of '98' Alaska." Woman posing next to monument on White Pass.
27b. "International Boundary" Sign at top of White Pass.

Page 28 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
28a. "Old church built during 'Gold Rush'" Ruth Huseman, Rhea Brunwasser posing with dogsled in front of Presbyterian Church at Lake Bennett.
28b. "Sawtooth Range? or Three Sisters?" View of mountain range.

Page 29 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
29a. "'Three Sisters,' Canadian Rockies, 9,734 ft."
29b. "View of Lynn Canal and trail of '98' taken from railroad stop – White Pass & Yukon Route."

Page 30 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
30a. "Flowers in Skagway, Alaska."
30b. "'Pitchfork Falls' on route of White Pass & Yukon R. R. from Skagway to Carcross."

Page 31 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
31a. "Pitchfork Falls – Alaska." View below viewing platform.
31b. Stream and view from above.

Page 32 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
32a. Rhea Brunwasser and dog on boardwalk.
32b. View of railroad dock.

Page 33 (2 b&w prints, 3 X 4.75 inch):
33a. "Canadian 'Mountie,' Carcross – Yukon" Woman tourist and R.C.M.P. officer.
33b. "Carcross Alaska." Woman tourist and dog.

Page 34 (2 b&w prints, 1-3 X 4.75, 1-3.5 X 4.75 inch).
34a & b. "Parliament building, Victoria – B. C."

Page 35 (2 b&w prints):
"Pendray's Gardens – Victoria":
35a. Topiary garden view (3.75 X 5 inch).
35b. Three women tourists, including Rhea Brunwasser, in topiary garden (3.5 X 4.75 inch).

Page 36 (2 b&w prints):
"Pendray's Gardens – Victoria":
36a. Four women tourists, including Ruth Huseman and Rhea Brunwasser, with topiary teddy bear (3.75 X 5 inch).
36b. Elderly woman tourist and topiary teddy bear (3 X 4.75 inch).

Page 37 (2 b&w prints):
"Pendray's Gardens – Victoria":
37a & b. Two women tourists touching topiary teddy bear (3.75 X 5 inch).

Page 38 (2 b&w prints, 3.5 X 4.75 inch):
"Gardens of Empress Hotel – Victoria":
38a & b. Group photo of Ruth Huseman, Rhea Brunwasser, and man and woman in gardens.

Page 39 (2 b&w prints):
39a. "Ruth Huseman, Rhea Brunwasser, & Dr. Delmarcelle, Victoria, B. C." Tourists posed at window of bus (3 X 4.75 inch).
39b. Ruth Huseman and man pose with dog, Carcross, B.C. (3.5 X 4.75 inch).

Page 40 (2 color-tinted b&w photo post cards, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
40a. "Atlin and West Taku Arm Steamer 'Tutshi' – White Pass & Yukon Route."; Published by Gowen, Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.
40b. "Ben-My-Chree with Clacier Background, West Taku Arm."; Published by Gowen, Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.

Page 41 (2 color-tinted b&w photo post cards, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
41a. "Totem Poles, Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, B. C."; No. C110.
41b. "Memorial Totem, Sitka, Alaska"; No. C104.

Page 42 (2 b&w photo post cards, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
42a. "Skagway, Alaska, Looking Down Lynn Canal."; Published by Gowen, Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C. (color-tinted).
42b. "Lynn Canal--Skaguay"; Alaska and Yukon Scenes, White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 43 (1 color photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
43a. "Alaska Juneau Mine and Juneau Alaska."; No. C116.

Page 44 (1 b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
44a. "Atlin Inn"; Alaska And Yukon Scenes, White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 45 (1 color-tinted b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
45a. "The Water Front, Ketchikan, Alaska"; No. C112.

Page 46 (1 b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
46a. "Miles Canyon"; Alaska and Yukon Scenes, White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 47 (1 b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
47a. "Five Finger Rapids"; Alaska and Yukon Scenes, White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 48 (1 b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
48a. "Sawtooth Range"; Alaska and Yukon Scenes, White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 49 (1 color-tinted b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
49a. "Castle Mountain, Near Banff, Alberta."

Page 50 (1 color-tinted b&w photo post card, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
50a. "Old Log Church at Bennett" Presbyterian church at Lake Bennett; Published by Gowen, Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.

Page 51 (2 photo post cards, 3.5 X 5.5 inch):
51a. "C. P. R. Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, B. C. Canada." (color).
51b. "Patsy Henderson, Inimitable Lecturer, Carcross." Man in shaman costume; Published by Gowen, Sutton Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C. (color-tinted).

Page 52 (4 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 4.5 inch):
"Alaska"
52a. "Skagway, Alaska."
52b. "Wrangell, Alaska"; Photo by Winter Pond Co, Juneau.
52c. "Mendenhall, Glacier, Alaska"; Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.
52d. "Taku Glacier, Alaska"; Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.

Page 53 (4 b&w tourist prints):
"Alaska"
53a. "Mount Edgecumbe, Alaska"; Winter & Pond Co. (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
53b. "Norris Glacier, Alaska"; Photo by Winter Pond, Juneau (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
53c. "Looking back to Skagway and Lynn Canal from near Inspiration Point" (2.75 X 3.5 inch).
53d. "West Taku Arm" (2.75 X 3.5 inch).

Page 54 (4 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 4.5 inch):
54a. "Douglas, Alaska"; Photo by Winter & Pond Co.
54b. "Juneau & Gastineau Channel, Alaska"; Photo by Winter Y Pond Co., Juneau.
54c. "Petersburg & Wrangell Narrows, Alaska"; Photo by Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.
54d. "Ketchikan, Alaska"; Photo by Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.

Page 55 (3 b&w tourist prints):
"Alaska":
55a. "Indian Village, Alaska"; Winter & Pond, Juneau (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
55b. "Sunset Reflections, Tagish Lake."; White Pass and Yukon Route (2.75 X 3.5 inch).
55c. "Sunrise on Tagish Lake, taken at 3 A. M." (2.75 X 3.5 inch).

Page 56 (4 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 4.5 inch):
56a. "An Iceberg from Taku Glacier"; Photo by Winter Pond.
56b. "Auke Lake & Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska"; Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.
56c."Chilkoot Barracks & Haines, Alaska"; Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.
56d. "Mountain Glacier, Alaska"; Photo by Winter & Pond Co., Juneau.

Page 57 (4 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 35 inch).
"Alaska":
57a. "Skagway, Alaska."
57b. "Blanchard's Beautiful Flower Garden, Skagway."
57c. "Skagway, the Gateway to interior Alaska." Three steamships at dock, Princess Charlotte in foreground.
57d. "Ford Trimotor Plane used or Aerial Sightseeing of Skagway."

Page 58 (3 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 3.5 inch):
"Alaska":
58a. "Mr. & Mrs. Swanson, Hosts of Ben-My-Chree."
58b. "The Homestead, Ben-My-Chree."
58c. "Flower Garden of Ben-my-Chree."

Page 59 (3 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 3.5 inch):
59a. "Windy Arm as seen from 'Tutshi' after leaving Carcross"; White Pass and Yukon Route.
59b. "Florence Range, West Taku Arm"; White Pass and Yukon Route.
59c. "Engineer Mt. West Taku Arm"; White Pass and Yukon Route.

Page 60 (3 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 3.5 inch):
60a. "Pitchfork Fall"; White Pass & Yukon Route.
60b. "Dead Horse Gulch"; White Pass & Yukon Route.
60c. "Tunnel Mountain & Sawtooth Range"; White Pass & Yukon Route.

Page 61 (3 b&w tourist prints, 2.75 X 3.5 inch):
61a. "Steamer Tutshi En Route to West Taku Arm"; White Pass & Yukon Route.
61b. "Following the shore line of Lake Bennett."
61c. "Sawtooth Range"; White Pass & Yukon Route.