EDWARD M. BIDDLE. Tourist Photograph Album; 1913. .4 cu. ft.
Edward M. Biddle was a wealthy tourist from Pennsylvania. He toured Glacier National Park and Southeast Alaska in the summer of 1913.
The collection consists of the 1913 tourist photograph album of Edward M. Biddle. The 67 page album contains 192 black and white prints. The album cover is embossed in gold lettering with the name Edward M. Biddle, and the title, "Glacier Park – Alaska, 1913." None of the photographs are identified, though many are of professional quality. Prints from pages 1 to 52 are of Glacier National Park. Subjects of these 147 photographs include: Glacier Park Lodge, cabins, teepees, pack horses, campers, camp sites, native peoples, glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, rivers and mountains. Prints from pages 53 to 67 are of Southeast Alaska. Subjects of these 45 photographs include: Ketchikan, Sitka and Skagway streets, ports, buildings and scenery; the Inside Passage; the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway; White Pass; and native peoples, totem poles, glaciers and rivers.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.