Photographic Views en route to the Klondike via Skaguay and Dyea Trails comprising a series of photographs showing the Klondike as it really is.; Including accurate and authentic views portraying the method of packing supplies by horses, burros, dogs and oxen; manner of towing provisions up the rivers; freighting by canoes... Picturesque Lake Linderman: the famous Chilkoot Pass route over the mountains; fording the Rapids and incidents of camp life in the placer mines of Alaska.
Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1897. Very Good. First Edition. Oblong pictorial [8x11in];; 50 unnumbered leaves of captioned photographs; Green cloth on beveled covers with gilt lettering on front, all edges trimmed; Some shelf wear to covers, edges and corners, covers darkened and soiled with some rubbing along edges, corners and spine, white mark on front, front hinge cracked and loose, occasional soiling and marks on along edges of text. [Kurutz 318]. Item #14025
Frank La Roche (1853-1934) was a Seattle photographer that produced many of the iconic photographs of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the Klondike gold rush, California and others. He framed the images to tell a story, show action and movement for the viewer. He sold individual prints and produced many albums. This is one of several focused on the Klondike gold rush and were designed to be informative guides to the prospector with extensive captions.