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Winter & Brown Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1887

Identifier: PCA 114

Scope and Contents

Includes views of Southeast Alaska, Juneau, Auke Village, Killisnoo, Chilkat, Sitka and Wrangell. Tlingit Indians in ceremonial dress, the Wolf and Bear House in Wrangell, and the Indian Training School in Sitka are also included.


  • circa 1880-1887



Conditions Governing Access

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be discussed with the Librarian. Photocopying does not constitute permission to publish.

Historical Note

Winter & Brown, headquartered in Eugene City, Oregon, traveled to Southeast Alaska during 1887 and photographed at least 203 scenes of Tlingit Indians, Juneau, Auke Village, mills at Treadwell, Sitka and Wrangell, Muir Glacier. Advertisements for their photographs were printed in the Alaskan, out of Sitka, and the Alaska Free Press (Juneau) selling boudoir and stereoscopic views at $.50 each or $4.00-$4.50 per dozen. Some time during 1888, the Winter Photo Company took up the advertisement in the Alaskan, described as “successors to Winter & Brown.” The address given from which to order the photographs was also Eugene City, Oregon.


37 Photographic Prints

Language of Materials



The photographs were donated in 1970 by Mr. E.B. Depue of California. No accession number available.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photographs digitized and available for viewing via Alaska's Digital Archives: 1-8, 13-37

Processing Information

The mounted views are sleeved in Mylar and stored in archival housing. An item level index is available.

Finding Aid for the Winter & Brown Photograph Collection, ca. 1880-1887
Processed by: Staff ; Revised by: Staff, Apr. 2004 ; ArchiveSpace Finding Aid by: Jacki Swearingen, June 2019 ; Inventory added by: Jacki Swearingen
2021 September
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Repository Details

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

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