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PCA 294 Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca 1910-1936

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PCA 294 Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca 1910-1936

    Alaska State Library

    Historical Collections

     Guide to Collection

    Elite Studio

    Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936

    PCA 294

134 photographs (4 inches) Processed: 4/88

     By: India Spartz

    ACQUISITION: The negatives to this collection were donated by William Jorgenson of Juneau, Alaska and were part of the Winter and Pond materials that were donated in 1981. (Acc. # 1988-016.)

    Accession #1990-065 was accessioned 11/9/1990 and added to PCA 294 on 4/3/2009. This collection was donated to the Alaska State Museum by Mary Moore Green, granddaughter of Mrs. Francis Moore in July of 1990. The Alaska State Museum transferred the collection to the Alaska State Library Historical Collections.

    ACCESS: The collection is available for viewing, however, the photographs may not be photocopied.

    COPYRIGHT: Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian.

    PROCESSING: The original negatives were copied by Ronald Klein. The photos are numbered and housed in mylar sheet protectors.

     Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums P.O. Box 110571 ; Juneau ; Alaska 99811-0571 ; (907) 465-2925 ; Fax: (907) 465-2990

PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library

    Biographical Note

    Edwin C. Adams was born in Detroit, Michigan January 18, 1871 and came to Alaska during the 1898 Klondike gold rush. He traveled to Dawson where he worked in a photo studio which he eventually purchased (Adams & Larkin, and later, Adams & Co.). After moving to Juneau in 1917, he opened Elite Studio. Mr. Adams was well known in Juneau for his boxing abilities and served as local trainer for amateur boxers. He died in Juneau October 5, 1950, at age 79. He was married to Luella Mary Adams.

    Scope and Contents

    Accession #1990-065 is a collection of personal letters and photographs that Mr. Adams sent to his childhood friend Mrs. Francis Moore of Michigan. The letters date from 1909 to 1935 and cover many subjects and description about his life in Dawson City, Y.T. Canada, and Alaska as well as reminiscences of a shared childhood and adolescence in Michigan.. There is also a folder of photographs and his hand drawn cartoons depicting his life and some of the big news events that happened in Juneau. The inventory for this collection is listed at the bottom of the inventory for PCA 294.

    Inventory

    1. Lights o' Juneau [overall night view from Douglas Island]. Winter & Pond

2. Juneau, Alaska [view north on the waterfront past A-J Mill].

3. Juneau, Alaska [similar to #2]. (no. 11)

4. [Juneau waterfront and Alaska-Juneau Mill at right.]

    5. Juneau, Alaska [view across Gastineau Channel at low tide from Douglas Island;

     Alaska-Juneau mill at right]. (no.16)

    6. Juneau, Alaska [view from Douglas Island across to city and Mt. Juneau]. (no. 17)

    7. Juneau, Alaska, 1931 [view over downtown rooftops; Federal and Territorial

    Building at center].

    8. Juneau, Alaska [view from hill looking down 5th Street and St. Ann's Hospital

    complex].

    9. [Juneau; looking west over downtown area from the side of Mt. Roberts.]

    10. [Juneau; bird's-eye view over the corner of Fourth and Harris Streets.]

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library

    11. Juneau, Alaska [houses on hillside; Governor's Mansion is at center right].

     E.C. Adams (no. 404 or H04)

12. [No photo.]

13. Main Street, Juneau [winter view]. E.C. Adams (no. 101)

    14. [South Franklin Street, Juneau, in winter; Winter & Pond Co. store at right.]

    15. [Juneau; South Franklin Street in winter, with the Alaska-Juneau Mill in the

    background.]

    16. [Juneau; Smith House and Juneau Dairy (in background) on Old Glacier

    Highway.]

    17. Juneau [Behrends home (light colored, center) in winter, located at Fifth and

    Main Streets]. E.C. Adams (no. 111)

    18. [Man and woman in large garden next to Hellenthal House at the corner of

    Goldbelt and Calhoun Streets.]

    19. Fish at Juneau Cold Storage [from inside warehouse looking toward workers on

    loading dock].

20. Handling Fish at Juneau Cold Storage [men on loading dock].

21. Handling Fish at Juneau Cold Storage [men on loading dock].

    22. Handling Fish at Juneau Cold Storage [men in warehouse door].

    23. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [interior view of presses].

24. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [similar to 23].

    25. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [laundry equipment in building].

    26. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [another view of laundry equipment in

    building].

    27. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [large machine with rollers].

28. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [similar to 27].

29. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau, Alaska [laundry equipment].

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library 30. Woodland Garden, Juneau, Alaska [customers in restaurant with stone fountain].

31. Grand Opening, Woodland Garden, June 9, 1934, Juneau, Alaska.

32. George Bros. Grocery Store, Juneau, Alaska [interior view].

    33. [Three men and tractor in front of Marshall & Newman Co. office on South

    Franklin Street in Juneau.]

    34. [First National Bank on Front Street, Juneau, at the corner of Seward Street, ca.

    pre-1925.]

    35. [Draped horses, hearse and two men in front of undertaker's office at 4th and

    Gold Streets, Juneau.]

    36. [Curio Shop and Democratic headquarters in the Horseshoe Building at Main

    and Front Streets, Juneau.] Blurred view.

    37. Tractor sold by Geo. Forrest to Juneau Lumber Company, its First Load [six men

    with tractor loaded with planks].

38. [Three men and four taxis parked on the street in Juneau.]

    39. High School Champions of South Eastern Alaska, 1933 [Juneau High School boys

    basketball team in the gym, with coach Elmer Wentland, middle].

    40. [Juneau's DeMolay basketball team, ca. 1930. Front row (left to right): Lloyd

    "Kinky" Bayers, Ed Garnick, ____ Livie, Bob Davlim, Dave Reischel. Back row

    (left to right): Fred Harris, Karl Lindstrom, Elmer Lindstrom, Al Bloomquist.]

    41. Moose Base Ball Team, Juneau, Alaska, 1927 [lined up near bleachers _____

    Koski, Art MacKinnon (in hat) and Sinclair Brown (second, third and fourth

    from left at rear, respectively)].

    42. Champions of Gastineau Channel, 1930 [Moose baseball team lined up near

    bleachers].

    43. "Moose" Champions, Gastineau Base Ball League, 1936, Juneau, Alaska [lined up

    in field: Joe Werner (?) (first at left, standing), Art MacKinnon (in dark sweater,

    center), _____ Pegues and Jerry Godkin (standing fifth and sixth from left)].

44. American Legion Base Ball Team, Juneau, Alaska. 1932.

    45. American Legion Base Ball Team Champions. Juneau City League, 1935 [lined

    up in field].

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PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library

    46. American Legion Base Ball Team Champions. Juneau City League, 1935.

    47. Elks Base Ball Team. Juneau, Alaska. Champions of 1931 & 1932 [posed in

    auditorium].

    48. Gov. Bone shows Good Form as a Baseball Pitcher (at the Juneau Baseball Field].

    49. Mr. John W. Troy. Receiving the Oath of Office at Juneau as Governor of Alaska.

    April 19th, 1933.

    50. 25th Session of the Grand Igloo of the Pioneers of Alaska at Juneau, 1933 [group

    portrait].

    51. Sa proslave Jugosl. dana. 1 Dec. 1933, Juneau, Alaska ["Yuogoslav Holiday" per

    William S. Dapcevich. Large group in IOOF Hall; several blurred figures.

    Identified: Marko Savovich, Danica Savovich, Helen Dragnich, Velika

    Dapcevich, ?, Alex Kasalica, Helen Kasalica, Maria Radunovich, Danica

    Pavlovich (Paul), Marica Pusich Milaich (Miller), Nikola Petievich, (Sam) Savo

    Dapcevich (father of Bill Dapcevich). Gajo Pavlovich (Paul), Pero Dapcevich,

    Stana Dapcevich (mother of Bill Dapcevich), Saveta Lepetich, Mashe Nickinovich.

    Dan Poznan. Milo Juranovich, Emil Rundich, Vaso Nickinovich, Savo Lepetich,

    Marko Dapcevich, Steve Vukovich, (Ilija) Eli Yovetich. Front: Mike Dragnich,

    (Ilija) Eli Radunovich].

    52. Anual [Annual] Roll Coll [Call], Juneau Elks, 1927 [large group of men in the

    Elks Hall].

    53. Juneau City Band. Juneau, Alaska, July 4th, 1934 [on steps of the Federal &

    Territorial (Capitol) Building].

    54. Honor Society [the Juneau High School Torch Society posed in snow at side of a

    building, 1933. Robert Raven, advisor, standing at left].

    55. J Club [Juneau High School students posed outside building, 1933. Elmer

    Wentland standing at left].

56. Orchestra [Juneau High School orchestra on stage, 1933].

    57. [Juneau High School faculty, 1933, standing in gymnasium. Robert Raven,

    Superintendent of Schools, at far left.]

    58. School Board (Juneau, 1933. Left to right: Grover Winn, Robert S. Raven, R.E.

    Robertson, M. L. Merritt].

    59. [Juneau High School cast on stage in "The Haunted House," 1933.]

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library 60. [Man seated at Kimball organ at Juneau High School.]

61. [Funeral; mourners seated around open casket, foreground.]

    62. George Bro's Exhibit at Southeastern Fair, 1932 [display with model train].

    63. George Bro's Exhibit at Southeastern Alaska Fair, 1932 [similar to 62].

    64. Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. [display] at the Southeastern Alaska Fair, 1932.

65. [Alaska Juneau mill from the water.]

    66. [Tailings dump below Alaska Juneau mill with Douglas Island in the

    background.]

    67. Map showing main adits of the Ebner Gold Mining Co. and the Alaska Juneau

    Gold Mining Co...June, 1921 [negative image].

68. [Juneau-Douglas Bridge from below.]

    69. Juneau-Douglas Bridge [looking toward Douglas Island]. Retouched

70. Juneau Douglas Bridge, 1935(?) [view from Douglas Island].

    71. Alaska Road Commission. Douglas Bridge...drawn by V. Wilfert, May 17, 1934

    [photograph of artist's rendering].

    72. Garage Building under construction, P.C. Dock, Juneau, 5-1-24 [1924; looking

    across harbor; the ALMA and the TEDDY at dock].

    73. Lights O Juneau [night view of waterfront toward Alaska-Juneau mill; PRINCE

    ROBERT at dock].

    74. City of Douglas and the Old Clory [Glory] Hole, Alaska [looking across

    Gastineau Channel].

    75. Convention Banquet. Young Men's Republican Club. At Douglas, Alaska, May

    11th, 1936 at Dreamland, Mike Pusich, Prop.

    76. [Auke Lake and Mendenhall Glacier in winter, framed by trees.]

77. Auk Lake and Mendenhall Glacier [bridge in foreground].

78. Auk Lake and Mendenhall Glacier.

    79. Mendenhall Glacier [looking down dirt road toward glacier]. (no. 9)

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library

    80. Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska [looking down dirt road]. (no. 8)

81. Mendenhall Glacier. (no. 10)

    82. Mendenhall Glacier [close view of face; group of people at right].

83. Mendenhall Glacier [face]. (no. 6)

    84. Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska [Channel Bus Line vehicle on shore in foreground].

    85. [Large group exploring on face of a glacier, probably the Mendenhall.]

86. [Percy Pond at Takuakhl; Norris Glacier in background.]

    87. [Two men in skiff in front of a large glacier, possibly at Taku Inlet.]

    88. [Photograph of film clippings showing men and two skiffs in front of a glacier.]

89. Taku Glacier [large iceberg in foreground].

90. Taku Glacier [face].

    91. Chichagof, Alaska. Golden Gate Mill [(center); looking across still water]. (no. 7)

    92. Reflections at Chichagof, Alaska [view across still water to town]. (no. 9)

    93. Bear totem, Wrangall [Wrangell], Alaska [close view]. Sheriff (no. 291)

    94. Grave totems, Ketchikan, Alaska [two beaver totems]. Sheriff (no. 403)

95. [Sitka, aerial view, ca. 1931.]

96. [Father William Duncan's church at Metlakatla.]

97. [Church at Metlakatla, side view.]

98. [Grave of Father William Duncan.]

    99. [Yakutat harbor; navy plan and fuel tender near beach.]

100. Seward, Alaska [bird's-eye view]. Sheriff (no. 520)

101. Seward, Alaska [bird's-eye view]. Sheriff (no. 556)

102. [U.S. Navy ship in Gastineau Channel near Juneau.]

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library 103. [Transporting cattle on deck of CHLOPECK No. 3, at Juneau.]

    104. [Steamers BARANOF and NORTHWESTERN docked below the Alaska-Juneau

    mill at Juneau.]

105. S.S. BARANOF at Juneau, Alaska [similar to 104].

    106. [S.S. NORTHWESTERN beached at Eagle River near Juneau, July 1933.]

107. [U.S.S. VICKSBURG, side view.]

108. [Sub-chaser 309 at Taku Glacier.]

109. [The TEDDY at Taku Glacier on May 22, 1910.]

    110. [CASSIAR, a small riverboat on the Stikine River.] Blurred view.

    111. [Two men shaking hands on deck of the S.S. VICTORIA; man at left wears fur

    parka and boots.]

    112. [Man in fur parka with gun on the deck of the S.S. VICTORIA.]

    113. Eskimo [elderly man in parka wearing fur hood; head to waist studio portrait].

114. [Similar to 113.]

    115. Eskimo [elderly women in parka wearing fur hood; head to waist studio

    portrait].

116. [Two Eskimo girls in parkas, wearing fur hoods.]

    117. [Two adults and two girls, full length portrait of Eskimos.]

118. [Group posed in costume?]

119. [Man and woman dancing in costume, with tambourine.]

    120. [Man and woman in costume holding flaming knives in hands and mouths.]

    121. [Afro-American couple and party seated around a dining table. Note: reflection

    of photographer in mirror.]

    122. [Interior view of a sitting room; woman seated on couch at right.]

    123. [Large group of men posed at a warehouse under construction.]

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library 124. [Large group of men posed next to building.]

    125. [Formal studio portrait of a young couple.] Jeffries, Seattle

126. [Potted Easter lilies in a shop.]

127. [Two automobiles on a downtown street.]

128. [Man sleeping under a buggy.]

129. [Buildings on shoreline below steep mountains.]

130. [Large mining excavation and machinery.]

    131. [Five men with surveying tripods in front of "Bar Room" (log building), possibly

    at Dawson.]

    132. Alaska and its relation to Siberia and Japan. Route of Col. Jas. G. Steese,

    President, Alaska Road Commission, while a member of Secretary Huston's

    Party. Summer of 1922 [photograph of map].

    133. Members of Serbian Socity [Society] Flag No. 65, Presents Play "Osveta." Juneau,

    Alaska, Jan. 27th, 1928 [cast in costume, back row, l. to r.: ?, ?, ?, ?, John

    Nickinovich (boy), ?. Middle row, l. to r.: Ilija Milaich (Charlie Miller), Marica

    Pusich Milaich (Marica Miller), Velika Dapcevich, John Nickinovich, Vaso

    Nickinovich. Front row, l. to r.: John Covich, William Nickinovich [“Nikish"?

    per William S. Dapcevich], Marko Dapcevich, and [unknown].

    134. Rounding up Soapy Smith gang at City Hall, Skagway, Alaska [missing - also in

    PCA 258]

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    PCA 294: Elite Studio Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1936 Alaska State Library

    Inventory for Accession 1990-065

Folder 1 of 2

    1. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Plymouth, Michigan from Edward A. Adams,

    Dawson, Y.T., Feb. 15, 1909. [Twelve pages, handwritten]

    Subjects: Michigan, California, Alaska, Comparison of East and West Coast life,

    City life, Alaskan Weather, Energy Costs, Physical Culture and Boxing, Circle City,

    Alaska, Malamutes

    2. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from E. A. Adams

    (unsigned), The Elite Studio, Juneau, AK, Jan. 5, 1932. [Nine pages, typescript]

     Subjects: Cartoons, Gambling, Farmwork, Modern life in Alaska technology.

    3. Letter to Every-body…from E. A. Adams (signed), The Elite Studio, Juneau, AK,

     March 14, 1932. [Seven pages, typescript]

     Subjects: Cartoons, Politics, Opinions

    4. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from E. A. Adams (signed),

    The Elite Studio, Juneau, AK, Oct. 23, 1932. [Five pages, typescript]

     Subjects: Education, Radio

    5. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from E. A. Adams (signed),

    The Elite Studio, Juneau, AK, May 3, 1932. [Five pages, typescript]

     Subjects: Inside Passage, Indian Villages, Totem Poles

    6. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from (unsigned), The Elite

    Studio, Juneau, AK, Sept. 10, 1932. [One page, typescript]

    7. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from E. A. Adams (signed,

    initials), The Elite Studio, Juneau, AK, March 11, 1933. [Seven pages, typescript]

     Subjects: Parrot named Polly, Time difference, Politics, Prohibition

    8. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from (unsigned), The Elite

    Studio, Juneau, AK, October 10, 1934.

     Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Fishing, Weather, Labor

    9. Letter to Mrs. Frances E. Moore, Romulus, Michigan, from (unsigned), The Elite

    Studio, Juneau, AK, Sept.16, 1935.

     Subjects: Juneau-Douglas Bridge, Will Rogers and Wiley Post, KINY, Checkers

Folder 2 of 2 Photographs and post cards

1 “Group of Miners on Last Chance”

2 “Gold Bottom 16 from Mouth;” [reverse, handwritten, “Slucing the dumps”]

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