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.
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.
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)
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