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MILDRED E. (1910-1998) AND ROBERT K. MOWRER (1907-2000). Tourist Photograph Album; 1941. .4 cu. ft.

Mildred E. Mowrer was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1910. She graduated from Stevens High School and married Robert K. Mowrer in 1939. She was a homemaker active in volunteer work and such organizations as the Lancaster General Hospital Auxiliary, the Iris Club, the Women's Garden Club, and the Lancaster County Conservancy. Mildred Mowrer died in Lancaster in 1998. Robert Kready Mowrer was born in Lancaster in 1907. He graduated from the Lancaster Boys High School in 1925 and earned degrees in physics (B.S., Franklin and Marshall College, 1929; M.S., Lehigh University, 1931) and science education (Columbia University, 1932). Mowrer worked as an engineer for the RCA Corporation from 1942 to 1963. He was also the chairman of the West Lampeter Township Board of Supervisors (1958-1964). An active sportsman, conservationist and advocate for parks and recreation, he served 34 years on his local county parks and open spaces advisory committee and was and a 23 year board member of the Lancaster County Conservancy. Robert Mowrer died in Lancaster in 2000. In the summer of 1941, the Mowrers made a tour of the Western U. S., including a steamship, railroad and riverboat tour from Seattle to Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

The collection consists of Mildred and Robert Mowrer's photograph album from their trip to the western U.S. and Alaska in 1941. The 99 page album contains: 127 original black and white prints; 11 black and white photo post cards; 26 black and white commercial tourist prints; and various tourist booklets, maps, brochures, clippings, licenses and other memorabilia. Within the album, there are daily typed entries describing their trip. Subjects of the photographs include: Mildred and Robert Mowrer and friends; Yellowstone, Olympic, Rainier, Mt. McKinley, Crater Lake and Rocky Mountain National Parks ; Grand Coulee Dam; the S.S. Aleutian; Ketchikan; Mendenhall Glacier; Columbia Glacier; Valdez; the Alaska Railroad; a placer mining dredge and thawing points near Fairbanks; Nenana; the Yukon River and the riverboat Yukon; Beaver; Fort Yukon; Dawson; the riverboat Casca; Ben-My-Chree; the riverboat Tutshi; the White Pass and Yukon Railway; Skagway; the S.S. Princess Alice; Wrangell; Alert Bay; and Butchart Gardens. The memorabilia inside the album and kept with it include: a U. S. road map marking their car trip; an Alaska Steamship Co. passenger list for the July 1st sailing of the S.S. Aleutian from Seattle; a copy of the Mowrers' reservation confirmation for their Alaska trip on the White Pass and Yukon Route; two Alaska Steamship Company maps; a booklet issued by the Alaska Territorial Chamber of Commerce (1938); four booklets issued by the White Pass and Yukon Route; two booklets about Mrs. Partridge's garden at Ben-My-Chree; an Alaska Railroad travelogue for the Mt. McKinley Park Route; two packets of Alaskan post card views; a Bureau of Reclamation brochure for the Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Reclamation Project; and several scenic western color views issued by the Standard Oil Company.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2006.

HMC-0935
JAS (12/2006)

Photograph list:

Note: Numbers of photographs at left correspond to the page on which they occur in the album and their position on the page, generally top to bottom, left to right.

ORIGINAL PRINTS:

1. "Mr. & Mrs. Robert K. Mowrer, 337 W. Walnut St., Lancaster, Penna." Portrait in arbor (3 X 4.75 inch).
2. Man and woman sitting on fence in cemetery at Clinton, Iowa (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
3a. "Bob eating dinner at camp, Indiana. Notice water bag and bed in car."; June 14, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
3b. "Mr. & Mrs. C. Bickert and family of Clinton, Iowa. Folks that met on our 1940 western trip (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
4a & b. "Male, female and baby swans taken in a cemetery, Clinton, Iowa (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
4c. "Mildred cooking supper in the care because of the strong wind" Near Gordon Iowa; June 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
5a. "Hot Spring at Thermopolis, Wyo."; June 17, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
5b. "Taken along the road going into Yellowstone. Mildred picking up snow." Car at top of Sylvan Pass; June 17, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
5c. "Looking east from the Shoshone dam along the Cody road."; June 17, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
5d. "A buffalo in Yellowstone Park."; June 17, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
6a. "The picture at left speaks for itself" Robert Mowrer with string of cutthroat trout caught in Yellowstone National Park; June 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
6b. "On the right we have a view of the upper Falls in Yellowstone."; June 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
6c & d. "Two views of the Lower Falls in Yellowstone Park."; June 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
8a & b. "Two views of Old Faithful in all its glory. These pictures were taken in the rain" Old Faithful Geyser; June 19, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
8c. "Daisy Geyser. Yellowstone Park."; June 19, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
12b. "Road from Grand Coulee Dam, showing Steamboat Rock in the foreground."; June 22, 1941 (2.75 X 4.25 inch).
12c. "Snoqualmie Falls near Seattle, Wash."; June 22, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
13a. "Camping ground and Lake Crescent in background. Olympic National Park, Wash."; June 23, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
14a. "Mildred doing the family wash. Lake Crescent, Olympic Nat'l Park, Wash."; June 23, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
14b. "Sol Duc Falls, Olympic Nat'l Park."; June 25, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
14c & d. "Elk, taken along road south of Aberdeen, Washington."; June 25, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
15a. "Mt. Rainier, taken from camp."; June 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
15b. "Narada Falls, Mt. Rainier Nat'l Park."; June 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
15c. "Mildred feeding the ground squirrel at camp."; June 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
18a. "Above the clouds taken from elevation marker 7685 ft. above sea level." Mount Rainier; June 27, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
18b & c. "Pinnacle Peak and faintly Mt. Adams, looking down on the clouds."; June 27, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
23a. "Scene near entrance of Tolmie Channel." View from S.S. Aleutian; July 1, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
23b. "Scene near Alert Bay, taken from boat."; July 1, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
23c. "Scene near entrance of Tolmie Channel."; July 1, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
24a. "Totem Poles at Ketchikan, Alaska. Carved by Indians."; July 3, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
24b. "Totem Poles near Park, Ketchikan, Alaska."; July 3, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
26. "Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska." View from foot of glacier; July 4, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
27a. "Sea Gulls near Cannery at Cordova" Fishing boat scene; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
27b. "Cordova, Alaska. Taken as we left."; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
27c. "Scene near Columbia Glacier"; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
28a. "An iceberg near Columbia Glacier, Alaska."; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
28b. "Columbia Glacier in the distance."; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
28c. "Another view of Columbia Glacier"; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
29a & b. "Views of Columbia Glacier."; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
29c. "This picture speaks for itself." Valdez sign on dock; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
29d. "Looking through the port hole toward the edge of Valdez."; July 6, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
30a. "Taken between Valdez and Seward, Alaska." Mountain scene; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
30b. "Another scene taken between Valdez and Seward, Alaska."; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
30c. "Approaching Seward" Resurrection Bay; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
31. "Bartlett Glacier taken from the railroad."; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
32. "Alaska Railroad showing high bridge."; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
33. "Spencer Glacier, 53 miles from Seward, taken from train."; July 7, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
34a. "Looking down in Hurricane Gulch from bridge 296 ft. above Creek."; July 8, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
34b. "Polychrome peaks taken from road on the way to Camp Eielson."; July 8, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
35a. "Red Fox with squirrel at Camp Eielson, McKinley Park."; July 8, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
35b. "Camp Eielson in foreground"; July 8, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
35c. "Moon rising at Camp Eielson about 10 P.M."; July 8, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
36a. "Taken at 2 A.M. at the camp. Mt. McKinley showing faintly."; July 9, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
36b. "Taken at 2:30 A.M. with Mt. McKinley showing and the moon beside it."; July 9, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
37a & b. "Views of Mt. McKinley. Taken by Bob at 2:30 A. M. This is an enlargement of the picture below."; July 9, 1941 (2 prints, 5 X 7 and 2.75 X 4.5 inch).
Loose. Mount McKinley and moon; July 9, 1941 (2 prints, 8 X 10 inch).
38a. "The dog with Bob saved a ranger one time" Scene at dog kennels at ranger station, Mt. McKinley National Park; July 11, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
38b. "Mildred with Skipper, a 10 mo. old huskie."; July 11, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
39a. "Placer mining, dredging near Fairbanks."; July 12, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
39b. "Another view of Placer near Fairbanks."; July 12, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
39c. "Close view of a Dredge, near Fairbanks."; July 12, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
40a. "Thawing points, up to 60 ft. Near Fairbanks."; July 12, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
43a. "Indian girls at mission. Nenana, Alaska." Girls in flower garden; July 13, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
43b. "Episcopal Church and mission in background. Nenana, Alaska."; July 13, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
43c. "Drying fish on the mission grounds, Nenana, Alaska" Drying racks with roof; July 13, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
44a. "River fish wheel near Tanana" View from Yukon River steamer; July 13, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
44b. "Yukon River Boat." Paddlewheel steamer Yukon; July 13, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
45a. "Entrance to Purgatory" Sign and scarecrow on Yukon River near Beaver; July 15, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
45b. "Purgatory itself" People at log cabin and caches at Purgatory; July 15, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
46a. "An Indian Fish Wheel."; July 15, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
46b. "Sunset at 10:30 P.M. near Beaver."; July 15, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
47a. "Recrossing the Arctic Circle at 7 P.M." Sign on riverbank; July 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
47b. "Fort Yukon taken from boat as we were leaving." Northern Commercial Co. building at left; July 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
47c. "Yukon steamer taken while at Fort Yukon." Paddlewheel steamer Yukon; July 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
48a. "3 Husky pups taken at Fort Yukon."; July 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
48b. "Indian lady with papoose in background." Mildred Mowrer with dog near log cabin; July 16, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
49a. "Calico Bluff, showing folds of rocks taken near Eagle."; July 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
49b. "Another view of Calico Bluff."; July 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
49c. "Playful husky at Eagle"; July 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
49d. "Loading wood. 4 of them are passengers." People loading firewood onto riverboat from wood piles using ramp; July 18, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
50a. "Moosehide, an Indian village near Dawson, Canada." View from riverboat; July 19, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
50b. "Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Tidd and Mildred at their home in Dawson, Canada." Claude Tidd and wife Mary with Mildred Mowrer sitting on porch steps; July 20, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
51. "Looking down on Dawson, Y.T., Canada."; July 20, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
52a. "Looking up street showing Dawson. Taken from the Dome"; July 21, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
52b. "Ferry moved by the force of water flowing down stream, Dawson."; July 21, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
52c. "Beth and Mildred in foreground. Yukon river in background."; July 21, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
52d. "Looking on the Bonanza and Klondike from the Dome. Placer tailings showing in the valley and mines on the sides of the hills."; July 21, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).

"These pictures were given to us by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Tidd, Dawson, Y.T. Canada":
54a. "An Indian family" Man, woman and three small children with two sleds (5 X 7 inch).
54b. "A herd of Caribou" (2.5 X 3.5 inch).
55. "This is 'Dempsey,' belonging to Percey DeWolfe. About 5 years old and traveled about 10,000 miles as a leader." Sled dog (7.5 X 9 inch).
56a. "Percey DeWolfe, owner of the dog. Mail man from Dawson to Eagle." Man in fur parka and mukluks (4.75 X 6.75 inch).
56b. "Winter of 1933 at Mayo. About 68 below zero." Thermometer (4.5 X 6.5 inch).
58a. "The Casca and Bob. Taken at Selkirk." Front starboard view of riverboat; July 23, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
58b. "Looking down stream toward Five Finger Rapids, from the boat."; July 24, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
59a. "Looking up through the rapids from the Casca. 3 AM"; July 24, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
60a. "A pack dog taken at 30-Mile River, an Indian village." Mildred Mowrer and dog; July 25, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
60b. "Sea gull on rail of boat near Lake LaBarge."; July 25, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
62a. "Miles Canyon near Whitehorse, taken from railroad."; July 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
62c. "Mountains along West Taku Arm. Taken from Boat, Tutshi."; July 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
63f. "Ben-My-Chree Falls."; July 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
64d. "Home at Ben-My-Chree."; July 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
64e. "The Tutshi at Ben-My-Chree, taken about 9 P.M. just before leaving." Front starboard view of riverboat; July 26, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
66b. "Lake Bennett."; July 27, 1941 (2.75 X 4.5 inch).
69c. "Upper part of Pitchfork Falls near Skagway."; July 27, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
71b. "Largest gold nugget in the world. Skagway, Alaska."; July 28, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
71c. "Reid Falls. 300 ft. Skagway, Alaska" Waterfall, bridge and sign with poem; July 28, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
74. "An old Indian cabin and Totem poles at Wrangell." Robert Mowrer on foot bridge in front of clan house; Aug. 1, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
75. "Bob playing shuffleboard on the Princess Alice" Steamship deck scene; Aug. 2, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
76. "Totem Pole Cemetery, Alert Bay."; Aug. 3, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
85b. "Mt. Rainier. Yakima Park, Rainier National Park." Mowrer car at viewing area; Aug. 6, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
89. "Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park" (8 X 10 inch).
92. "Mt. Hood, Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon."; Aug. 11, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
94a. "This picture speaks for itself, don't you think so? Rocky Mountain National Park." Robert Mowrer shaving face neck to car; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
94b. "Scene taken at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado."; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
94c. "This picture speaks for itself also. Rocky Mt. Park, Colorado." Mildred Mowrer sitting next to elevation sign, 12,110 feet above sea level; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
95a. "Rainbow Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado." Sign along road; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
95b. "Scene at Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado." Mildred Mowrer sitting on stone wall; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
95c. "Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado." Robert Mowrer on rock in left foreground; Aug. 14, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).
Loose. Group photo on the Riverboat Tutshi at Carcross, left to right: Gretchen Haesley, Mr. Hall, Mrs Tonjest, Mr. Brooks, Beth Russell, Bob Mowrer, Mildred Mowrer; July 27, 1941 (3 X 4.75 inch).

PHOTO POST CARDS (3.5 X 5.5 inch):

9. "Completed Dam and Balancing Reservoir, Grand Coulee Dam, Wash." Artist's rendering; Pub by Ellis, No. 1922.
12a. "General View, Grand Coulee Dam, Wn."; Ellis, No. 1918.
13b. "Community Kitchen, Lapoel Forest Camp"; Ellis, No. 3336.
59b. "Five Finger Rapids, Yukon" Riverboat White Horse in rapids.
61a. "Whitehorse Rapids, Yukon River"; Taylor.
61b. "Miles Canyon, Yukon River"; Taylor.
73a. "Princess Alice" Steamship.
84a. "Sunken Garden, Butchart's Gardens"; No. B. 12 (color-tinted).
84b. "The Star Pond in the Butchart Gardens"; No. B. 16 (color-tinted).
84c. "Italian Garden in the Butchart Gardens"; No. B. 29 (color-tinted).
85a. "Italian Garden, Butchart's Gardens"; No. B. 20 (color-tinted).

COMMERCIAL TOURIST PRINTS (2.75 X 4.5 inch):

22. "S.S. Aleutian at Skagway Alaska" Front starboard view.
62b. "Carcross, Yukon Territory"; Dedman.
63a. "Windy Arm – near Carcross, Yukon Territory"; Dedman.
63b. "Str. Tutshi at Carcross"; Dedman.
63c. "West Taku Arm – en route to Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
63d. "Approaching Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
63e. "Str. Tutshi at Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
64a. "Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
64b. "Garden at Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
64c. "Entrance to Garden – Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
65. "Swanson Home at Ben-My-Chree"; Dedman.
66a. "White Pass train along Lake Bennett"; Dedman.
67a. "Reflections – Lake Bennett"; Dedman.
67b. "Monument at Canadian Border, White Pass, Alaska."
67c. "Flags at Summit, Alaska."
68a. "Dead Horse Gulch -White Pass, Alaska."
68b. "Inspiration Point on White Pass, Alaska."
68c. "Inspiration Point of White Pass."
69a. "Sawtooth Range from White Pass Train"; Dedman.
69b. "Steel Bridge – White Pass Route, Alaska."
69d. "Lynn Canal at Skagway, Alaska."
69e. "White Pass Wharf, Skagway, Alaska"; Dedman.
70a. "Martin Itien and his Street Car, Skagway."
70b. "Golden North Hotel, Skagway, Alaska."
71a. "White Pass Train on 'Broadway' – Skagway, Alaska."
73b. "S.S. Alaska – Skagway, Alaska."