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Winter and Pond Mining Property Photographs, circa 1897-1939, Echo Cove, Berners Bay

Identifier: PCA 316

Content Description

Lloyd Winter and Percy Pond acquired a lode claim, the California Prospect, at Echo Cove in Berners Bay, north of Juneau in 1897. This photograph album, which was "prepared for, and loaned to, TERRITORIAL DEPARTMENT OF MINES, Juneau, Alaska, March 30, 1939," [note from Pond on inside back cover] documents their work on the claim.

Text describing the contents of the photographs has been transcribed in this inventory. Omitted are explanations of economics, conditions, and the workings of the mining operations that are found in the album labels.


  • circa 1897-1939



Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for viewing, however, due to its fragile condition, the photographs may not be photocopied. Gloves must be worn when viewing this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Lloyd Valentine Winter (1866-1945) and Edwin Percy Pond (1872-1943), of the firm Winter and Pond Co., were prominent Alaskan photographers. In 1893, Winter came to Juneau from San Francisco and entered a partnership with George M. Landerkin. In 1894, Winter's long time friend, E.P. Pond, bought out Landerkin. Winter and Pond served as official Alaska photographers for the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition in Seattle in 1909. During the gold rush, Winter was appointed the official photographer for the firm of Underwood and Underwood and also for "Leslie's Weekly" covering gold rush activities on the Dyea and White Pass trails to the Klondike. Winter and Pond operated their Juneau-based curio shop and photography studio for over 50 years until Pond's death at age 71 in 1943. In 1945, Lloyd Winter turned the business over to Francis Harrison, who maintained the Winter and Pond Co. until 1956.


1 Volumes : 38 photographs : black and white ; 26 x 32 cm. x 1.0 inch album

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Related Materials

Other Winter & Pond collections include PCA 87, PCA 21, PCA 117.

Processing Information

The photographs are numbered in an album. Tissue paper has been interleaved with the pages.

Finding Aid for the Winter and Pond Mining Property Photographs, circa 1897-1939', Echo Cove, Berners Bay
Winter & Pond Company, Photographers
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Processed by: India Spartz, 1990 ; Revised by: Mary Anne Slemmons, April 2002 ; ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Ginny Jacobs, May 2019 ;
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Repository Details

Part of the Alaska State Library - Historical Collections Finding Aids Repository

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