Scope and Contents note
The collection consists of an album of 17 prints and 14 loose prints, made by Mrs. Hartshorn and her husband, documenting the landscape of the region, entrepreneurs and residents during the Yukon gold rush, 1899-1900.
- Hartshorn, Florence M., 1869-1943 (Person)
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Florence M. Hartshorn was born in Michigan in 1869, as was her husband, Albert K. Hartshorn. They had one daughter, Hazel Hartshorn Goslie. In July 1898 she arrived in Skagway, Alaska, and traveled north to Log Cabin, British Columbia, where her husband had established a blacksmith shop. This was the peak of the Yukon gold rush, and she saw first-hand the rugged conditions and the creativity by which the people survived. Florence began assisting photographer E.J. Hamacher at Lake Bennett in 1898. The Hartshorns lived in Canada until the 1920s. By the 1930s, Florence had moved to Seattle and the couple were divorced. In the late 1920s she helped raise money for a monument to be placed in Dead Horse Gulch, commemorating the thousands of pack animals that died transporting supplies to the gold fields. Florence M. Hartshorn died in Washington State in 1943.
0.2 linear feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
Florence M. Hartshorn (1869-1943) was a photographer who lived in the Yukon during the gold rush. The collection consists of an album and loose prints made by Mrs. Hartshorn and her husband, documenting the landscape of the region, entrepreneurs and residents.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Existence and Location of Copies note
Selected items are available online in the Florence M. Hartshorn photographs, 1899-1900 in Oregon Digital.
General Physical Description note
1 container, including 1 album (17 photographs) and 14 loose photographs
Processing Information note
Collection processed by Normandy S. Helmer, October 2005.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- British Columbia Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Expeditions and Adventure Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Gold miners -- Alaska -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gold miners -- Yukon -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gold mines and mining -- Alaska -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Gold mines and mining -- Yukon -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hartshorn, Albert K., 1869-
- Mines and Mineral Resources Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Photographic prints -- Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska) -- 1899-1900 Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Photographs Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Women Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Yukon River Valley (Yukon and Alaska) -- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Florence M. Hartshorn photographs
- Complete Description
- Finding aid prepared by Normandy Helmer, Access & Preservation Officer
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- Finding aid written in English.