Publication: T Hill & Son, Caxton Press, 1874, Toronto
26 1/2" x 31 1/2" sheet folded to 24 panels each 9" x 4" and with colorful pictorial cover. Illustrations, some in color and color map. 12 panels give an overview of visiting Alaska, the last frontier. Discusses what one can expect to see while cruising through Alaska, as well as the cities to be visited to include various fishing villages, icebergs, Indian villages, totems, mining villages, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, the Taku Inlet, Juneau, Skagway, Prince William Sound, etc. Also offers information on a Prince William Sound Cruise, heading to Cordova, the Valdez Basin, Latouche, Seward, Anchorage, etc. Finally discusses the construction of the Copper River & Northwestern Railway and goes on to describe the trip from Cordova and up the Copper River to Chitinn, Kennecott, and onto the Bering River with its coal fields, past the Childs and Miles Glaciers and to Abercrombie Canyon. Obverse 12 panels offers a map of Alaska and the routes with 4 black and white photographs of scenery at both the top and the bottom of the sheet. Inset is an 8" x 3 1/4" map of Alaska Railroad from Seward to Fairbanks. A second map (11" x 8") of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway showing Copper River Region in Alaska, Prince William Sound, The Fairbanks Stage Road, Government Telegraph Line and Tributary Territory is inset. Also includes passenger ticket from Seattle aboard the S.S. Yukon, dated July 17, 1924, as well as the passenger list of the cruise. Passenger list, entitled "Radio News," is printed on newspaper (16" x 17" and folded to 4 panels). Rear panel of passenger list offers a, "directory of progressive Alaskan business houses." Passenger listed is tanned and chipped along edges, without impacting any text. Brochure is worn at folds, has light wear to the extremities, and with a 1/4" hole to cover panel. Brochure very fragile at bottom fold across entire sheet, but still attached. A very interesting item. Good.
Inventory Number: 37246