Guide to the Western travel album photograph collection,
1903-1906

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Western travel album photograph collection
Dates: 1903-1906 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 box (1.0 linear ft.)
Collection Number: USU_P0129
Summary: One hundred and sixty silver gelatin developing-out paper snapshots plus one printed item, 8 x 5.5 cm. to 12 x 16.5 cm. in size, probably compiled by a couple that are only known by their initials, Y.W.B. and M.H.B. The album documents the travels of Y.M.B. and M.H.B. and their friends in 1904 through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta including Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Parks. Also included are photographs from the Garden of the Gods, Cripple Creek, and Manitou Springs in Colorado, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, boating in Massachusetts, and the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. There are a few additional family snapshots dating from 1903 to 1906.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Content Description

The Western Travel Album was probably compiled by a couple who are only known by their initials, Y.W.B. and M.H.B., and consists of one hundred and sixty silver gelatin developing-out paper snapshots plus one printed item, 8 x 5.5 cm. to 12 x 16.5 cm. in size. The album documents the travels of Y.M.B. and M.H.B. and their friends in 1904 through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia and Alberta including Banff, Yoho, and Glacier National Parks. Also included are photographs from the Garden of the Gods, Cripple Creek, and Manitou Springs in Colorado, the Great Salt Lake in Utah, Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, boating in Massachusetts, and the St. Louis World's Fair of 1904. There are a few additional family snapshots dating from 1903 to 1906.

The captions (including misspellings) in quotation marks were taken directly from the album. The notations in parenthesis are not part of the original caption.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Western travel album photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

View selected digitized images from the Western travel album photograph collection.

Preferred Citation :  

Western travel album photograph collection, 1903-1906. (P0129). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

This album was purchased from Amalgre Books of Bloomington, Indiana, in November of 1996 (Catalog 15, lot #658).

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Peter Schmid, May 1997, and revised by Daniel Davis, September 2003.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Western Travel Album Photograph, 1903-1906

Image #'s 1:105 through 1:140 "with Stu Lovelands at Wauwinet (?)", probably in Massachusetts, ca. 1904. Image #'s 1:141-1:161 are scences from Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, ca. 1904.

Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
1
1:001: "S.S. Alberta (a cruise ship) Sault Ste. Marie Aug 17th 1904." Ontario, Canada 1904
1:002: "Sleeping Giant (an island) Aug 17 Thunder Bay." Ontario, Canada 1904
1:003: "S.S. Alberta in lock at Sault Ste. Marie." Ontario, Canada 1904
1:004: "View of Soo rapids from Sault Ste. Marie on the S.S. Alberta." Ontario, Canada 1904
1:005: "View of Banff." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:006: "Y.W.B. and Mr. Smith on banks of Bow River Banf." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:007: "Irish Wolf Hounds - at Calgary." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:008: "Bow River Rapids." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:009: "Bow River Falls." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:010: "View from Hotel (probably the Banff Springs Hotel) Window of Bow River. " Alberta, Canada 1904
1:011: "On Mt. Tunnel M.H.B. (on horseback) - Banf." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:012: "Aug 23rd 1904 Bow River - Banf." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:013: "Bow River Bridge Banf." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:014: Mountain View near Banff. Alberta, Canada 1904
1:015: "On top Sulphur Mt. Y.W.B. & Mr. Smith (with horse)." Sulfur Mountain, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:016: Mountain view near Banff. Alberta, Canada 1904
1:017: "Y.W.B. & Mr. Smith on bank of Sulphur Pool (probably at the Banff Springs Hotel) Banf Aug 22nd 1904." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:018: "Y.W.B. & Mr. Smith in sulphur pool (probably at the Banff Springs Hotel) - Banf." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:019: "View from top of Sulphur Mt. Aug 23rd 1904." Alberta, Canada 1904
1:020: "First view of Lake Louise Aug 23rd 1904." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:021: "View on way to Lake Agnes & Mirror." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:022-025.: digitized images
1:022-23: "Lake Louise." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:024: "Lake Agnes = Lake in the Clouds Aug 1904 (printed cut-out)." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:025: "Lake Louise." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:026: "Moraine in front of Victoria Mt. at Lake Louise." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:027-028: "Abbots Pass." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:029: "View from the Saddle Back Mt. at Lake Louise." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:030: "Y.W.B. on horseback, Saddleback Mt." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:031: "View of Victoria on way to Lake Agnes & Mirror." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:032.: "Mr. and Mrs. Arents & Y.W.B. on shore of Emerald Lake." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:033: "M.H.B. (on horse) on top Saddle Back Mt." Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada 1904
1:034: "Takakkaw Falls, Yoho Valley Aug 1904." Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:035: "Y.W.B. (on horseback) returning from Yoho Valley." Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:036: "Y.W.B. in canoe at Emerald Lake." Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:037: "Mr. Arents Y.W.B. & Guide at Summit Lake returning from Yoho Valley." Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:038: View out of train window. Canadian Pacific Railroad 1904
1:039: "Y.W.B. on Emerald Lake." Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:040: "M.H.B. (on horseback) on Mauds Climbing toward Asulkan Pass." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:041: "View from the top of Asulkan Pass. Aug 29th 1904." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:042: "Climbing the Glacier." British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:043: "Asulkan Glacier." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:044: "Lunch on top of Asulkan Pass 8700 feet high." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:045: "Climbing Asulkan Pass. Y.W.B. & M.H.B. & Guide." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:046.: "Mrs. Arents and Y.W.B. at the Great Glacier." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:047: "Y.W.B. on the Great Glacier at Glacier - Aug 1904." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:048: "Mr. Smith on station at Glacier." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:049: "Mr. J.D.S. at Glacier." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:050: "Mr. and Mrs. Arents on the Great Glacier at Glacier Aug 29th 1904." Glacier National Park, British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:051: "C.P.R." View out of Canadian Pacific Railway window
Probably British Columbia, Canada.
1904.
1:052: "Victoria 1904" Y.W.B. with a woman and another man in carriage. British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:053: View of lake and wharf. Probably British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:054: Two men and a woman on a path in woods. Probably British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:055: Moonrise over a lake. Probably British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:056: Lake or river
1:057: "C.P.R. 1904" View out of Canadian Pacific Railway Window. Probably British Columbia, Canada 1904
1:058: "San Francisco. 1904/5" Street scene in San Francisco, California during a parade, probably Independence Day 1904-1905
1:059-070: Rock formations, waterfalls, and men and women on horses at the Garden of the Gods and vicinity. Colorado ca. 1904
1:068.: Man (Y.W.B.?) on horse. Colorado ca. 1904
1:071-081: Unidentified snapshots and landscapes including a lodge, a railroad, a mule, and waterfalls ca. 1904
1:082: "St. Louis (World's) Fair 1904." Entrance (?) to the Fair. Missouri 1904
1:083: Men and women on a minature train. St. Louis World's Fair, Missouri 1904
1:084: A canal with gondola. St. Louis World's Fair, Missouri 1904
1:085: Night scene. St. Louis World's Fair, Missouri 1904
1:086-090: "Vic (?) Schmyler 1903-1905." Home interiors 1903-1905
1:091-095: "Josephine Bells Mrs. Brown Hobir." Two women with infant ca. 1904
1:096: "Farm. Jerry. England" Two puppies eating ca. 1904
1:097: "Y.W.B." On horse ca. 1904
1:098: One side of house ca. 1904
1:099: Man with two-horse carriage ca. 1904
1:100: Three women and man (Y.W.B.?) with puppy ca. 1904
1:101: River channel ca. 1904
1:102: Man with one-horse carriage on bridge across river ca. 1904
1:103: River channel ca. 1904
1:104: Man (Y.W.B.?) with two-horse carriage ca. 1904
1:105: Man (Y.W.B.?) in a boat
1:106: Two men and two women in a boat
1:107: Men and women sitting on a rowboat
1:108: Boy standing beside rowboat with shotgun and two dead birds
1:109: Two children in front of a house
1:110: Small girl on the beach
1:111: Two women and man (Y.W.B.?) sitting on a rowboat
1:112: Sailboat
1:113: Man and women in boat
1:114-117: "Yougaleog (?)" Adolescent boy ca. 1906
1:118: Three men in rowboat. Probably in Massachusetts ca. 1904
1:119: Man (Y.W.B.?) with a two-horse carriage ca. 1904
1:120: Group of men and women snowshoeing in winter ca. 1904
1:121: "Theo (?) D. Halls" with family in car ca. 1904
1:122: Shack with snoeshoes and skis in snow ca. 1904
1:123-124: View of river ca. 1904
1:125-128: "Caro Shields at Bemmington (?)" Woman with two small children in a one-horse cart ca. 1904
1:129: "Y.W.B. in Salt Lake Utah." Y.W.B. reading Union Pacific pamphlet while floating in the Great Salt Lake. Utah ca. 1904
1:130-131: Y.W.B. floating in the Great Salt Lake. Utah ca. 1904
1:132: Woman floating in the Great Salt Lake. Utah ca. 1904
1:133: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone showing upper falls. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming ca. 1904
1:134: Y.W.B. (?) on a horse, probably near Manitou Springs, Colorado ca. 1904
1:135: Mountain scene probably near Manitou Springs, Colorado ca. 1904
1:136: Two men in carriage in front of the Ellis Motel at Manitou Springs, Colorado ca. 1904
1:137: Two women on horseback, probably near Manitou Springs, Colorado ca. 1904
1:138: Works at Cripple Creek mine in Colorado ca. 1904
1:139: Mountain scenery, probably near Manitou Springs, Colorado ca. 1904
1:140: Four-horse wagon and passengers ca. 1904
1:141: Two men and a woman resting
1:142: Man standing next to geyser
1:143: Waterfall
1:144: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
1:145: "Yellow Stone Park." Three bears
1:146: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
1:147: Riverbed (?)
1:148: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
1:149: Buffalo in an enclosure
1:150: Three men holding a string of trout
1:151: Carriage in a river
1:152-154: Geyser (Old Faithful?)
1:155-161: Y.W.B. and guide boating and fishing, probably in a tropical area ca. 1904

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Subjects

    • Corporate Names :
    • Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.)--Photographs.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Banff (Alta.)--Photographs.
    • Banff National Park (Alta.)--Photographs.
    • Canada, Western -- Photographs.
    • Glacier National Park (B.C.)--Photographs.
    • Great Salt Lake (Utah)--Photographs.
    • Manitou Springs (Colo.)--Photographs.
    • Sault Ste. Marie (Ont.)--Photographs.
    • Yellowstone National Park--Photographs.
    • Yoho National Park (B.C.)--Photographs.
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photograph albums.

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