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Photographs of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest by Mayo & Weed: Finding Aid
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Description
An album of 122 photographs by the Chicago, Illinois, photography firm of Mayo & Weed, dating from the 1890s, that depicts scenery and glaciers in Alaska; Native Alaskans, homes and totems; and towns and scenery in the western United States and Canada. Many photographs include tourists traveling by train and ship.
Background
Charles A. Mayo and Jarvis E. Weed made up a photography partnership based in Chicago, Illinois. Their firm, Mayo & Weed, acted as “special artists” for Grafton’s Tours, which was also Chicago based. For an Alaskan-themed travel catalogue, Weed traveled through the Pacific Northwest, taking photographs as he went. Upon his return, Mayo & Weed published the photos not only in the catalogue, but also in albums to sell.
Extent
122 photographs in 1 album; prints 19 x 24 cm (7.5 x 9.5 in) and smaller, album 29 x 37.5 cm (11 x 15 in)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.