ANONYMOUS S.S. NORTH SEA ALASKA CRUISE SHIP PASSENGER. Tourist Photograph Album; 1939. .2 cu. ft.
The tourist who put together this album was a passenger on the July 28, 1939 sailing of the S.S. North Sea from Seattle, Washington. The steamship, owned by the Northland Transportation Company, toured Southeast Alaska. The tourist also visited the following western destinations: Yellowstone National Park; Glacier National Park; Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and Grand Canyon, Arizona; Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico; and Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia.
The collection consists of a photograph album containing commercial tourist photographs compiled by a tourist who took a steamship cruise to Southeast Alaska. The collection contains: a passenger list for the July 28, 1939 sailing of the S.S. North Sea from Seattle Washington; 177 black and white tourist prints; 40 color tourist prints; one black and white print of a steamship in port at Sitka; a black and white photo portrait of a young woman taken by Morton Studio of Providence, Rhode Island; and a small photo portrait of two men and two women. Subjects of the tourist photographs, and the number of each include: Yellowstone National Park (15 b&w, 20 color); Glacier National Park (16 b&w); New Mexico (38 b&w); Arizona (20 color); Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C. (10 b&w); and Southeast Alaska including Ketchikan, Petersburg, Skagway, Juneau and Sitka (88 b&w).
The collection was acquired by the archives in 2005.