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Identifier: P0087

Title: Brown, A.M. Album: Mining, Alaska

Description: The Andrew M. Brown Albums document the silver mining expedition of Andrew Millin Brown and party from California to the Omilak Mountain (also known as Umilak) in the Alaska Territory from 1891 to 1892. Brown, a native of Alton, Illinois, was a former civil war officer and mining engineer. The A.M. Brown Album consists of 114 mounted photographs with hand-written descriptions of camp and mining life in Omilak and the expeditions' journey to and from Alaska. An additional group of 40 photographs contain views taken by professional photographers and collected by Brown. Upon the expedition's return to California, Brown presented the collection to the Missouri Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS) which he had been associated with before his move to California. The original album cover remains in the collection, as does a photograph of Brown from the MOLLUS War Library and Museum, Philadelphia. Selections from the collection formed the exhibit, "North to Alaska", shown in the Missouri Historical Society's Williams Gallery in 1983-84. Subjects include: portrait of Andrew M. Brown in fur outfit; M.O.L.L.U.S.; explorers in fur outfits; Native Americans; Eskimos; Esquimaux; boats; photographs of maps; landscapes; St. Paul's Island; seals; Inuit; camps; grave sites; Fish River; Galovine Bay; bidarra boat; hunting; towns; Sisters of Charity; nuns; African-Americans; Omilak Mountain; Aleutian Islands; living quarters; cabins; reindeer; churches; Coal Harbor; volcano; whaling ships; Fort St. Michaels, mining and mining techniques.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1891 - 1892

Type(s): Collection




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