Alice Rollins Crane photograph collection relating to the Yukon, circa 1901

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.162
Creators:
Crane, Alice Rollins
Dates:
circa 1901
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
10 Prints
albumen and silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Alice Rollins Crane relating to a trip to the Yukon territory, including images of Athapaskan Indians. There is also an image of five members of the party pulling sleds, with the caption "first lady stampeder on Thistle Creek," possibly referring to Rollins. The collection also includes an Elliott and Fry portrait of William Ogilvie, Commissioner of the Yukon territory.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Alice Rollins Crane (ca. 1861-1929) was a dog sledder and amateur anthropologist in the Yukon and Klondike region. She married L. P. Crane in Los Angeles in 1894 and about four years later the couple moved to Dawson City in the Yukon, probably as part of the Klondike gold rush. In 1903, she remarried, this time to Victor Morajeski, and moved with him to Colorado and then the Tucson area, where they owned and operated a silver mine. Crane wrote about her experience in the Yukon in "Our Klondike Success," published in Wide World Magazine in 1901, and "Smiles and Tears from the Klondyke," published in New York by Doxey's at the Sign of the Lark.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 162
,
USNM ACC 37470

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs published in Alice Rollins Crane, Smiles and Tears from the Klondyke: A Collection of Stories and Sketches," New York: Doxey's at the Sign of the Lark, 1901.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 162, Alice Rollins Crane photograph collection relating to the Yukon, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Athabaskan

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
This collection has been relocated from Photo Lot 82-3.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Five photographs collected by Crane, previously filed in Photo Lot 125 and Photo Lot 24, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 162. These photographs were also donated by Crane in accession 37470 and form part of this collection.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Alice Rollins Crane to the United States National Museum in 1901 (accession 37470). One photograph transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by the National Museum of American History's Division of Domestic Life, Cultural History, in 1981. Four photographs were collected in the archives for transfer to the Division of Transportation, but were never transferred.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Athapascan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yukon Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Subarctic Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliott & Fry Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ogilvie, William, 1846-1912 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hegg, E. A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/