Guide to the Florence M. Hartshorn photographs
1897-1900

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Creator: Hartshorn, Florence M., 1869-1943
Title: Florence M. Hartshorn photographs
Dates: 1897-1900 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: PH203_005
Summary: Florence M. Hartshorn (1869-1943) was a photographer who lived in the Yukon during the gold rush. The collection consists of an album and loose prints made by Mrs. Hartshorn and her husband, documenting the landscape of the region, entrepreneurs and residents.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 

Historical Note

Florence M. Hartshorn was born in Michigan in 1869, as was her husband, Albert K. Hartshorn. They had one daughter, Hazel Hartshorn Goslie. In July 1898 she arrived in Skagway, Alaska, and traveled north to Log Cabin, British Columbia, where her husband had established a blacksmith shop. This was the peak of the Yukon gold rush, and she saw first-hand the rugged conditions and the creativity by which the people survived. Florence began assisting photographer E.J. Hamacher at Lake Bennett in 1898. The Hartshorns lived in Canada until the 1920s. By the 1930s, Florence had moved to Seattle and the couple were divorced. In the late 1920s she helped raise money for a monument to be placed in Dead Horse Gulch, commemorating the thousands of pack animals that died transporting supplies to the gold fields. Florence M. Hartshorn died in Washington State in 1943.

Content Description

The collection consists of an album of 17 prints and 14 loose prints, made by Mrs. Hartshorn and her husband, documenting the landscape of the region, entrepreneurs and residents during the Yukon gold rush, 1899-1900.

Use of the Collection

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Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

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Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Florence M. Hartshorn photographs, PH203_005_[item number], Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Alternative Forms Available :  

Selected photographs from this collection are available as digital images. See the Album Collection in the University of Oregon Libraries' Digital Collections.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information :  

Unknown.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Normandy S. Helmer, October 2005.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Related Materials :  

Special Collections & University Archives has extensive manuscript and photograph collections concerning Alaska and the Yukon Territory in the early 20th century, including the Clarence Leroy Andrews photographs and the Clarence Leroy Andrews papers.

Florence M. Hartshorn Scrapbook Collection, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Wa.

Canada Collection, PH Coll 393, Florence M. Hartshorn Scrapbook Collection, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Wa.

Alaska and Western Canada Collection, Special Collections Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Wa.


Detailed Description of the Collection

PH203_005: Photographs taken by Mrs. A.K. Hartshorn during the Klondyke gold excitement. [Album and loose prints.]
1 album (photographic prints)
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_01: White Pass. [Exterior view of cabin with tripod chairs out front, dog in doorway.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_02: Blacksmith shop. [Smith (A.K. Hartshorn) at work by portable forge and anvil. Horses and cabin in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_03: Mrs. A.K. Hartshorn arriving at White Pass from Skagway. [Woman on horse in front of Log Cabin cabin, under Restaurant sign. Mountains in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_04: Lake Bennett.
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_05: Alaska Moonlight (?). [View of moon through clouds over mountains. Tents in foreground.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_06: Transporting fowls to Dawson City. [Two riders and train of pack mules laden with slatted crates holding poultry. Mountain in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_07: Pack train on way to Dawson. [Man poses with six laden mules and horses. Structures and mountain in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_07: Greek Church at Sitka. [Exterior frontal view of cathedral of St. Michael. Peak in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_08: Typical Klondyke miner. [Rear view of man carrying pack with pick and shovel, sluice pan, bedroll, and coffeepot.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_09: Portage around rapids in Yukon River. [Three men pose with a burro carrying one end of a set of long poles. Camp in background.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_10: Totem pole. [View of Chief Shakes' totem pole outside white clapboard house.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_11: Greek church at Sitka. [View of façade of St. Michaels' Cathedral, Orthodox church.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_12: Wrangell. [View from shore across waterfront and harbor islands. Sternwheeler and sailboats visible.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_13: Dawson or bust. [Hitch of puppies lined up on Dawson street, watched by four men. Buildings and peaks in background. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_14: Summit of hill at Bennett. 2,500 feet high. How is that for a climb. [View from height over town and Lake Bennett, with mountain range in background. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_15: Scows bound for Dawson. [Pair of barges powered by twin sails and oars on Yukon River. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_16: Hazel and Goldie B., her little friend in Bennett. [Two little girls posed in studio, one has hands over the other's eyes. Doll and paraphernalia at feet. Hazel is photogra[her's daughter. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_17: Ready for a ride. Hartshorn family. [Florence and Hazel sit in sled pulled by three dogs at water's edge. A.K. Hartshorn stands as musher. "Australian" and another sternwheeler at shore. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_18: Bennett, B.C. Fall '99. [View from ship to small town amid snow, on shore. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899 fall
PH203_005_19: Bennett, B.C. July 1900. Mrs. H. [Florence Hartshorn stands on log bridge by river. Cabin in background. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1900 Jul
PH203_005_20: House on scow went to Circle City. [Small cabin on barge at dock. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_21: Bennett city. Where we lived. [View from height over Bennett. Mountain range in background. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_22: After the storm. [View across hills and water to mountains and illuminated clouds.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_23: Tunnel into quartz claim. [A.K. Hartshorn, Hazel and another little girl stand in timber-framed entrance to mine. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_24: Attlin, B.C. [View across valley to town. Hazel Hartshorn climbing tree in foreground. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, A.K. of AK
1899-1900
PH203_005_25: White fish and trout. [Still life of fish spilling from basket.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_26: Mrs. Booth, Goldie, Hazel and I off on a picnic. We took our one picture, trees growing out of solid rock. [Florence and Hazel Hartshorn and friends posed by small conifers. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899-1900
PH203_005_27: "Gleaner," "Nora," [Siplum or Sophia] and "Austrialian" on home for this winter [?]. Taken in 99 at Whitehorse. [Sternwheelers at dock. Loose print.]
1.0 photographic print
Hartshorn, Florence M. (Mrs. A.K.) of AK & WA
1899

Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Hartshorn, Albert K., 1869-
  • Geographical Names :
  • Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska)--Photographs
  • Subject Terms :
  • Gold miners--Alaska--Photographs
  • Gold miners--Yukon--Photographs
  • Gold mines and mining--Alaska--Photographs
  • Gold mines and mining--Yukon--Photographs
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Photographic prints--Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska)--1899-1900

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