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Album of photographs of Alaska by H.G. Kaiser and Albert Johnson, 1910-1920

MS. 23051 photogr. 22

Photographic album with 42 silver gelatin prints containing views of Alaska and indiginous peoples.


  • Creation: 1910-1920


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 22

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 84:0361; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 005

Biographical / Historical

H.G. Kaiser was born in Germany in 1864 and emigrated to Alaska in around 1879. He worked as a miner and photographer in Nome. He was hired in 1917 by the Alaska Engineering Commission. He made photographs of Inuit culture, mining, and reindeer farming.

Albert Johnson was born in 1874 in Denmark. He was listed as a photographer on the 1910 US Census for Fairbanks, Alaska, and also on his draft registration card from 1917. Dates on photographs taken by Johnson indicate that he began his work for the A.E.C. in 1916, working in the Fairbanks Division.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Stephen White USA, 06/06/1983

Physical Facet

Silver gelatin prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom