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Only top-level descriptions Yukon Archives Schellinger, Alfred K., 1887-1969
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A.K. Schellinger fonds

  • CA yuk yuk-698
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1941, 1970, predominant 1908-1941

The fonds consists of photographs taken by A.K. Schellinger and postcards he collected between 1897 and 1940. The albums primarily relate to silver mining operations in the Mayo - Keno Hill area and gold mining in the Dawson City - Klondike area. One of the album photographs is among the first colour photographs of Dawson City. It was taken in 1912 on lumiere colour plate and later re-photographed on Kodachrome and processed onto Kodacolor prints without artificial colouring. The remaining 58 photographs in the fonds were taken between 1898 and 1935. They depict Dawson City (1897-1899), Mount Freegold near Carmacks, sternwheelers, North Fork, Selwyn Creek, gold mining at Quartz Creek, Inspiration Point, the White Pass and Yukon Route (WP&YR) railway, sailing up the Inside Passage in 1912, and people including Bill Lingham, Jack Carpentier, Bill Forbes, Clyde Wann, Tom McKay, Joe Walsh, Joe Menzies and George Devore. There are also postcards of caribou herds, dogsleds, and one dogsled with a moose on it in front of a taxidermist's cabin. The textual records consist of a 2 page biographical sketch of A.K. Schellinger by his son Ken, and a 4 page "Forward" prepared by John Scott.

Schellinger, Alfred K., 1887-1969