The Alaska Railroad Tour Lantern Slide Collection, 1923
Scope and Contents
This collection of 85 hand-tinted lantern slides advertised The Alaska Railroad's Tour #2 in the first year of operation for the Alaska Railroad, 1923. The slides are imprinted with “Alaska Railroad, Washington D.C.” The tour starts at the Alaska Steamship’s pier in Seattle and continues up through the Inside Passage to Seward by steamship. The images begin at Seward and show the scenic views along the tour as the train heads to Fairbanks and by automobile to Valdez. Tour #2 covered 4,402 miles in 22 days, and cost $240.65. The slides advertised the scenic beauty of Alaska and activities of Alaskans living along the route.
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.
3 boxes (Located in Metal Cabinet in Vault) : 85 hand-tinted glass lantern slides ; 3 1/4 x 4 inch slides
Language of Materials
Stored in Metal Cabinet in Vault
The collection has no provenance.
Existence and Location of Copies
This whole collection is digitized and available for viewing via Alaska's Digital Archives.
The glass lantern slides were placed in sleeves and then into archival boxes. An item-level inventory is available.
- Finding Aid for the Alaska Railroad tour lantern slide collection, 1923.
- Processed by: Staff ; ArchivesSpace Finding Aid by: Ginny Jacobs, May 2019 ; Inventory Added by: Connie Hamann
- 2021 March
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Juneau AK 99811-0571 US