• Bering discovers Alaska

    Bering discovers Alaska

    McAllister, Parker S. (1903-1970)

    Parker McAllister, born in 1903 in Massachusetts, was a Seattle Times artist from 1924 to 1965. McAllister started his career as an illustrator at 14 for a Spokane publication; he joined the art staff at the Seattle Times in 1920. His first Sunday magazine cover was a poster-type illustration celebrating the University of Washington crew races in spring 1924. During McAllister's career, he created illustrations depicting “local color” events and situations now routinely handled by photographers. As the technology improved, he expanded his repertoire - he illustrated articles, drew covers for special sections and the weekly Seattle Sunday Times Magazine, and drew diagrams, comics, cartoons, and portraits for the Times’ editorial page. In 1956, an exhibition of his watercolor and oil paintings of Pacific Northwest scenes and historical incidents - including some paintings from the “Discovery of the Pacific Northwest” series - were exhibited at the Washington State Historical Society Museum in Tacoma. He was also a member of the Puget Sound Group of Men Painters. McAllister retired from the Seattle Times in 1965; he passed away in Arizona in 1970.

    Identifier: spl_art_291985_15.137

    Date: 1955

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  • Puget Sound Plaza from 3rd and Union, May 1967

    Puget Sound Plaza from 3rd and Union, May 1967

    Large, Jack

    Seattle downtown office building (Federal Building?) [incorrect]

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    Date: 1967-05

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  • Skagway, Alaska and Chilkoot Inlet looking south, ca. 1899

    Skagway, Alaska and Chilkoot Inlet looking south, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00135

    Date: 1899?

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  • Hootalinqua on the Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Hootalinqua on the Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Hootalinqua was a small outpost located at the convergence of the Yukon and Teslin Rivers. It served as a stopping point for prospectors making their way to the gold fields.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00148

    Date: 1899?

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  • Chilkat Indians watching Klukwan Potlatch ceremony, Alaska, October 11, 1898

    Chilkat Indians watching Klukwan Potlatch ceremony, Alaska, October 11, 1898

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Identifier: spl_ap_00107

    Date: 1898-10-11

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  • Men on Homan River rapids, ca. 1899

    Men on Homan River rapids, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Although the caption for the photo identifies it as "Homer River" it is likely Homan River which flows between Homan Lake and Bennett Lake in British Columbia. One man stands on a log on the lower left and a second stands further upriver.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00132

    Date: 1899?

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  • Prospectors' camp, ca. 1899

    Prospectors' camp, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    The location of the camp is unknown. It is likely in Alaska or British Columbia. Signs in the photo include "Restaurant," "U.S. Hotel," "U.S. Hotel Bunk House," "Bakery & Restaurant," "Boundary Hotel, A.O. Palm, Prop.," "Hotel and Restaurant." A sled on the lower right belongs to the Dalton Transportation Co. Several men, horses and tents are visible in the photograph. A bicycle is propped up on one of the tents at the lower right.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00139

    Date: 1899?

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  • Aerial view of Skagway, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Aerial view of Skagway, Alaska, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    View of Skagway, Alaska looking SW towards the Chilkoot Inlet. The White Pass and Yukon Railway roundhouse can be seen at the lower right and many tents and other homes can be seen in the distance. During the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass was one of the routes used by prospectors to travel from Skagway to the Yukon gold fields. In April 1898 the White Pass and Yukon Railroad Company was formed in an effort to establish an easier way through the pass. Construction on the railroad began the following month. Thousands of workers worked around the clock in treacherous conditions to complete the project. The railroad track was completed at White Pass on February 20, 1899 and reached Lake Bennett on July 6, 1899. The final spike on the railroad was placed on July 29, 1900 in Carcross, B.C.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00041

    Date: 1899?

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  • Two men in small boat on Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Two men in small boat on Yukon River, ca. 1899

    Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)

    Exact location of the photograph is unknown. Camp equipment and supplies are set up on the waterfront near the boat.

    Identifier: spl_ap_00150

    Date: 1899?

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  • Pencil sketches of CCC camps: K.P. duty - peeling spuds.

    Pencil sketches of CCC camps: K.P. duty - peeling spuds.

    Norling, Ernest R. (Ernest Ralph), b.1892

    Identifier: spl_art_N779Pe10

    Date: 1934

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