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Philip Sidney Smith Collection of Photographs

Philip Sidney Smith Collection of Photographs 

Philip Sidney Smith was a member of several United States Geological Survey parties engaged in topographic mapping and geologic exploration of Alaska at the turn of the twentieth century. Due to his extensive research activities and scholarship, Smith has been hailed as one of the most outstanding Alaskan specialists of the early twentieth century.

The Philip Sidney Smith Collection of Photographs contains over 2 300 album photographs, complete with original field notes, taken by Smith during various expeditions, dating from 1906 to 1923. 


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Philip Sidney Smith Collection of Photographs (CU1ALB1644854) 

Near view of dog harnesses laid out ready for getting freight outfit under way
Loaded sleds of freight outfit with trailer, already to have the dogs hitched up
Several of the sleds and trailers of the freight expedition ready to have the dogs brought out
Start of the freighting expedition from Tanana
One of the teams of the freight expedition ready to leave Tanana
Another of the freight teams ready to leave Tanana
Rest of the freight teams leaving Tanana
Making a cache on Alatna River
"Passenger" outfit on Alatna River near mouth of Kutuk
Near view of outfit on Alatna River near the Kutuk
Passenger and freight outfits near the mouth of the Kutuk on Alatna River
Passenger and freight outfits moving up Alatna River
Dog team and sled at point on side trip which subsequently became the main winter camp
General view of "Spruce" camp on head of Unakserak River
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest. Roll 6-6 joins roll 6-5 to the left
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest. Roll 7-1 joins to the left of 6-6
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest. Roll 7-2 joins to the left of 7-1
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest. Roll 7-3 joins to the left of 7-2
Panorama of hills near Spruce camp from the northeast, around to the southwest. Roll 7-4 joins to the left of 7-3
Near view of "Spruce" camp. This is at the northern limit of "Spruce", Unakserak River
Cooking dog feed in the open at "Spruce" camp, on Unakserak River
Topographer Lynt starting out from Spruce camp after sheep
Topographer Lynt starting out from Spruce camp after sheep
Near view of topographer, dressed full winter equipment. At Spruce camp.
Dodge sawing wood at Spruce camp near northern limit of "Spruce"
Topographer, after return from sheep hunting trip, iced up and with two sheep on the sled.
Topographer after return from sheep hunting trip, iced up, and with two sheep on the sled
View towards head of tributary of Colville from near side camp April 1
Side camp April 1 and hills across valley
View down stream from side camp
View across valley towards stream, at the head of which is the pass we crossed from the Unakserak to the Colville
View south towards Survey Pass from side camp April 1
Loose unlabeled photo of snow-covered mountains. Inscription "10-1"
Loose unlabeled photo of snow-covered mountain and tent. Inscription "10-5"
View eastward at head of tributary of Colville
Joins roll 11-1 to the right and shows high hills to the north of head of Colville
Joins roll 11-2 to the right and shows morainic topography
Joins 11-3 to the right and looking down the easterly drainage
Looking southward at hills forming divide at the head of tributary of the Colville and the Unakserak
Joins roll 11-5 to the left. Note morainic topography.
Ice bulge at lower end of over-flow lake below winter camp.
Lower end of canyon ½ mile above winter camp
View up south fork of Colville drainage opposite winter camp
View of hills west of south fork near winter camp
Sharp hills east of winter camp
Entrance to the canyon ½ mile from winter camp and view of hills up east fork
Barber shop on the Colville. Tait getting clipped by Blankenship.
Large quartz vein on side stream visited by geologists about 5 miles west of winter camp
Small stream a quarter of a mile west of winter camp. First stream in the neighbourhood to break and furnish running water. Note piles of ice thrown up on both sides of the open water.
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