RUTH GORDON. Tourist Photograph Album; ca. 1938. .2 cu. ft.
Ruth Gordon was a young woman who took a steamship cruise to Alaska in about 1938. Her trip included stops in Seward, Kenai Lake, Valdez, Skagway, Ketchikan and Annette Island in Alaska, and Victoria and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.
The collection consists of the tourist photograph album of Ruth Gordon. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 23 page album; 90 black and white prints from the album; and the original hand-painted wooden cover of the album with Gordon's name on it. Subjects of the photographs include: Ruth Gordon with friends and fellow travelers; various scenery and street, harbor, waterfront, and building scenes; Valdez; Nellie Lawing's cabin at Kenai Lake; Skagway; a calving glacier; totem poles; the Inside Passage; Annette Island and the Annette Island Canning Company building; Ketchikan; Victoria, B. C.; Buchart Gardens; and Seattle, Washington.
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2004.