Klondike '98; Hegg's Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush. Ethel Anderson Becker.
Klondike '98; Hegg's Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush

Klondike '98; Hegg's Album of the 1898 Alaska Gold Rush

Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1958. Very Good in Very Good dust-jacket First Edition, 2nd Printing. 8vo [10.5x7in]; [2], 126 pp., Aqua blue cloth covers with black lettering on front and spine, illustration of river steamboat on front, illustrations and maps on end papers, all edges trimmed; light blue dust jacket with dark blue lettering on front and spine, multi color illustration of dog teams and sledges; Minor shelf wear to cover edges with slight fading along top edges, text block age toned, back hinge partially cracked and loose; Some shelf wear to dust jacket with soiling, chips to top front edge and bottom edge and spins, rubbing to surfaces and edges, spine slightly darken. Item #13319

Eric A. Hegg (1867 – 1947) was a Swedish-American photographer famous for his portrayals of the life and people in Skagway, Bennett and Dawson during the Klondike Gold Rush 1897–1901. Hegg himself participated in prospecting expeditions with his brother and fellow Swedes while documenting the daily life and hardships of the gold diggers. The most iconic photograph taken by Eric Hegg is by the Chilkoot Pass where miners and prospectors are climbing the ice stairs upwards to the top and the awaiting Canada–US border. [Wikipedia]. In this book, Ethel Anderson Becker recalls her own memories as a five year old participant in the gold rush with her parents for this book. As a young woman, she discover Hegg's photographs and began a life long search for the lost glass negatives. By the early 60's she had accumulated over 4,000 negatives, now with the University of Washington archives.

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