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ANONYMOUS KENAI PENINSULA TOURIST AND SPORTSMAN. Photograph Album; 1948. .25 cu. ft.

The tourist and sportsman who created this photograph album made a trip from California to Alaska in the summer of 1948. On the trip, he visited Sacramento, California, and Portland, Oregon, before sailing from Seattle, Washington on the Alaska Steamship Company's S. S. Baranof. He visited Ketchikan before arriving in Seward, where he took the Kenai Highway to Hentons' Kenai Lodge on the Kenai River to fish and hunt. He then took the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage, where he visited friends Paul and Roberta Robison. While on his trip, he traveled with friends Josephine Crumrine, an artist from Ketchikan, her mother, and Mary Lee Rodgers.

The collection consists of the photograph album of an anonymous tourist and sportsman who visited Alaska in 1948. The 55 page album contains 153 black and white prints. Subjects of the photographs include: the anonymous tourist, friends, and fellow ship passengers and sportsmen; the flooded Union Station and freight yards in Portland, Oregon; the Alaska Steamship Company docks in Seattle; the S.S. Baranof on its voyage from Seattle to Seward via the Inside Passage and Prince William Sound; Ketchikan; Columbia Glacier; Seward; the Kenai Highway; Hentons' Kenai Lodge on the Kenai River (fishing and black bear hunting); wildlife (moose and bear); the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Anchorage; Anchorage (Downtown buildings and the Fourth of July parade and picnic); and sled dogs in a dog lot. People identified in the photographs include: Josephine Crumrine and her mother, Cam LaFabvre, George Kurtz, Bill Davis, John Carigie and Mary Lee Rodgers (S.S. Baranof passengers); Mrs. Fortuny and Dixie Bodine (dog lot); Roberta and Paul Robison and their children Paula and Pam (Anchorage family); Bert Culverson (Summit Lake Trail); and Clyde Smith, Lloyd Calvert, Tom Bye and Hal Gilfilan (Hentons' Kenai Lodge).

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.

HMC-0908
JAS (11/2006)

Page and photograph list:

Page 1 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
1a. "Capitol Building, Sacramento."
1b. "Sacramento" Court building.
1c & d. "Flooded Union Station, Portland."

Page 2 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
2a. "Flooded Freight Yards, Portland."
2b. "Day Before Sailing" Alaska Steamship Co. ship at dock.
2c. "Sailing Day" Alaska Steamship Co. ship at dock.
2d. "Leaving Seattle" View of dock from ship's rail.

Page 3 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
3a. "Seattle Skyline."
3b. "Late Passenger Flown In" Float plane approaching ship.
3c. "Picking Up Late Passenger" Distant view of launch boat next to float plane.
3d. "This Is Him!" Launch boat at side of ship.

Page 4 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
4a. "Puget Sound" View looking forward from middle of ship's deck.
4b. "Iceberg."
4c. "Inland Passage."
4d. "Wrangell Narrows."

Page 5 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
5a. "Ketchikan" Distant view from water.
5b. "Dock at Ketchikan" Dock and street scene.
5c. "Ketchikan" Street scene.
5d. "Ketchikan Harbor" Harbor scene with steamship at dock.

Page 6 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
6a. "Park at Ketchikan" View looking toward monument.
6b. "Totem Poles, Ketchikan."
6c. "Fishing Boats – Ketchikan" View of small boat harbor from hillside.
6d. "Small Boat Harbor – Ketchikan." View from dock.

Page 7 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
7. "Ketchikan" Street scene (same as 5c)

Page 8 (3 prints):
8a. "Canadian S. S. Princess Nora" Distant view of steamship (2.75 X 3.75 inch).
8b. "Columbia Glacier" Distant view from ship's deck (2.75 X 3.75 inch).
8c. "Columbia Glacier" Panorama combined from two prints (2.75 X 6.75 inch).

Page 9 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
9. "Fishing Boats – Ketchikan" View of small boat harbor from hillside (Same as 6c).

Page 10 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
10a & b. "Columbia Glacier."
10c. "Inland Passage."
10d. "Sundum Glacier" Distant view.

Page 11 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
11. "Columbia Glacier" (Same as 5b, cropped).

Page 12 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
12a. "Port Ashtown" Distant view.
12b. "Port San Juan" Distant view from middle of ship's deck.
12c. "Deck Tennis" Ship's officers playing game.
12d. "Resurrection Bay."

Page 13 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
13. "Small Boat Harbor – Ketchikan" View from dock (Same as 6d, cropped).

Page 14 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
14a. "Promenade Deck, Mr. & Mrs. Thornburn."
14b. "L to R: Mrs. Fiskin, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Fiskin, Mrs. Morgan, Mr. Morgan, Mrs. Moore, Cam LaFabvre" Group photo on promenade deck.
14c. "Josephine Crumrine n'me."
14d. "Lounge – S.S. Baranof" Interior view.

Page 15 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
15a. "Cam LaFabvre."
15b. "Geo. Kurtz, Beth Layton, Bill Davis."
15c. "Beth Layton."
15d. "John Carigie."

Page 16 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
16a. "Jo Crumrine."
16b. "Resurrection Bay – Seward" Distant view.
16c. "Seward" View of dock.
16d. "Landing at Seward" S.S. Baranof approaching dock.

Page 17 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
17a. "End of Voyage" People and truck on dock at Seward.
17b. "Seward" Street scene.
17c. "Alaska R.R. Station, Seward." View from park.
17d. "Railroad Dock, Seward."

Page 18 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
18a. "Seward Airport" Safeway Airways airplane in foreground.
18b. "12 Mile Ski Area" Road and sign for Divide Ski Area, Chugach National Forest.
18c. "Covered Bridge 10 Miles Out of Seward." View of two covered bridges.

Page 19 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
19. "Alaska Railroad Station – Seward" View from park (Same as 17c, cropped).

Page 20 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
20a. "Bert Culverson on Trail to Summit Lake, 12 Mi."
20b. "Summit Lake."
20c. "Bert Fishing at Lake."

Page 21 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
21. "Covered Bridges on Kenai Highway" View of two covered bridges (Same as 18c, cropped).

Page 22 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
22a. "Hentons' Kenai Lodge."
22b. "Barn and Corral."
22c. "Clyde Smith, Lloyd Calvert, Tom Bye, Hal Gilfilan."
22d. "The Lodge." Lodge entrance.

Page 23 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
23. "Up the Kenai River from Hentons' Lodge" (same as 24c, cropped).

Page 24 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
24a. "Fire Wood" Man cutting firewood with mill saw.
24b. "Mouth of Russian River."
24c. "Up Kenai River from Lodge."
24d. "Kenai R. from My Cabin Door." Fishing creels on table.

Page 25 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
25. "Hentons' Kenai Lodge" Lodge entrance (Same as 22d, cropped).

Page 26 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
26a. "Kenai R. Toward Mouth of Russian R."
26b. "Sunset on Kenai R., 9:30 PM."
26c. "Kenai River Ferry."
26d. "Across the Kenai R." Ferry at shoreline.

Page 27 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
27. "Mouth of Russian River" (same as 24b, cropped).

Page 28 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
28a. "Me Fishing at Mouth of Russian R."
28b. "Rainbow Trout" Fish, creel, and rod and reel.
28c. "Moose" Distant view from across pond.
28d. "See Enlargement (Moose)" Cow moose and two calves crossing river.

Page 29 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
29. "Cow Moose with Twin Calves" (Blow-up of 28d).

Page 30 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
30a. "See Enlargement (Moose)" Distant view of moose from across lake.
30b. "See Enlargement (Bear)" Distant view of black bear crossing Kenai Highway.
30c. "Hidden Lake" Distant view.
30d. "Kenai Lake from Train."

Page 31 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
31. "Black Bear on Kenai Highway" (Blow-up of 30b).

Page 32 (2 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
32a. "Spencer Glacier from Train Going to Anchorage."
32b. "(?) Glacier from Train."

Page 33 (2 prints, 4.25 X 5.5 inch):
33a. "Mt. McKinley Over Wonder Lake."
33b. "Nenana River."

Page 34 (2 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
34a. "Beginning of the Loop" Alaska Railroad, Kenai Peninsula.
34b. "The Loop."
34c. "Three Levels of the Loop."

Page 35 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
35. "'The Loop' Between Seward and Anchorage" (Same as 34c, cropped).

Page 36 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
36. "Moose" Moose in lake (Blow-up of 30a).

Page 37 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
37. "Rainbow Trout" Fish, creel, and rod and reel (same as 28b, cropped).

Page 38 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
38a. "Federal Bldg. – Anchorage."
38b. "New Train Station – Anchorage" View from top of hill.
38c. "Parsons Hotel – Anchorage."

Page 39 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
39a. "Bill" Dog on chain.
39b. "Happy" Dog standing on dog house.
39c. "Jo with Megeik" Josephine Crumrine and dog on chain.
39d. "Midnight" Dog sitting on dog house.

Page 40 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
40a. "Jo with Blizzard" Josephine Crumrine and dog.
40b. "Wolf" Dog chained to dog house.
40c. "Nenak" Dog sitting on dog house.
40d. "Smokey" Dog on chain.

Page 41 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
41. "Wolf" Dog chained to dog house (Same as 40b, cropped).

Page 42 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
42a. "Buck" Dog.
42b. "Mrs. Fortuny with Cheekako" Woman with dog in dog lot.
42c. "Rye" Dog.
42d. "Josephine Crumrine, Mrs. Fortuny, Dixie Bodine, Mrs. Crumrine."

Page 43 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
42a. "Roberta & Paul Robison, Paula & Pam" Couple with children.
42b & c. "Lake Spenard." Automobile next to shoreline.
42d. "4th of July Parade – Anchorage" People and floats at staging area.
 
Page 44 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
44a, b & d. "Robisons' House – Anchorage" Log home.
44c. "Paula & Pam"  Robison children.

Page 45 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
45a. "Mary Lee Rodgers."
45b. "Me."
45c. "Mary Lee at Campbell Creek."

Page 46 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
46a & b. "4th of July Picnic – Anchorage."
46c. "Mary Lee and I Leaving Anchorage." Tourist and Mary Lee Rodgers in front of passenger train.

Page 47 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
47a. "Mary Lee" Mary Lee Rodgers in front of passenger train.
47b. "The Whole Family" Mary Lee Rodger and Robison Family in front of railroad station.
47c. "Adios" Robison Family waving goodbye to train.
47d. "Heading South" Tourist and Mary Lee Rodgers at entrance to passenger car.
Page 48 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
48a-d. "Mary Lee Sailing on S.S. Baranof, July 11, 1948.
48a. Mary Lee Rodgers at deck rail of ship.
48b. More distant view of Mary Lee Rodgers on lower deck of ship.
48c. View of rear port side of ship leaving dock.
48d. View of front port side of ship.

Page 49 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
49a. "There She Goes" Distant view of S.S. Baranof leaving dock at leaving Seward.
49b. "Top of Back Bar" Bottle labels on ceiling of bar of ship.
49c. "'Gils' Lounge" Mary Lee Rodgers at bar on ship.

Page 50 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
50a. "Up the Kenai River" River view showing dock and rowboat.
50b. "Truck Garden at Lodge" Hentons' Kenai Lodge.
50c. "Kenai River."
50d. "The Lodge" Area in front of lodge.

Page 51 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
51. "Corral and Barn at Lodge" Hentons' Kenai Lodge (Same as 22b, cropped).

Page 52 (3 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
52a. "Kenai River."
52b. "Starkey & Frank" Distant view of people and dogs in motorized boat on river.
52c. "Moose on Road" View from behind.

Page 53 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
53. "60 Lb. King Salmon" Tourist with salmon on bank of river.

Page 54 (4 prints, 2.75 X 3.75 inch):
54a-d. "Potential 5 Ft. Black Bear Rug."
54a & c. Tourist with rifle and black bear kill.
54b. Black bear kill and rifle.
54d. Two men with black bear kill.

Page 55 (1 print, 8 X 10 inch):
55. "300 Lb. Black Bear" Tourist with rifle and black bear kill (Same as 54a, cropped).