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ED ANDREWS (1872-1937) Alaskana panoramic black and white photograph of Juneau Alaska by noted photographer

ED ANDREWS (1872-1937) Alaskana panoramic black and white photograph of Juneau Alaska by noted photographer


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Photograph titled in the negative at lower left "Douglas and Juneau Alaska view from Mt. Jumbo", signed again in the negative at bottom center by "E. Andrews photo". The photo measures 11 1/4" by 18 5/8" inside the mat and 19 1/2" by 26" framed. According to information taken from the internet, the photographer, ED ANDREWS, was born in Norway in 1872, arriving in Douglas, Alaska in 1897 as a young man during the Klondike gold rush years. He worked as a clerk in the Treadwell Store. After owning and operating a restaurant he opened the Ed Andrews photography studio. On November 24, 1935, the Alaska Daily Press wrote that "Ed Andrews specialized in 12 x 20 photographs made from negatives of that size". As a prominent Douglas photographer, Andrews distributed images to dealers all over Alaska. He also served as the official photographer for the Admiral Line, the Alaska Steamship Line, Copper River Railroad, White Pass and Yukon Railway and for Captain Sid Barrington, Stikine River navigator. On December 2, 1937, The Daily Alaska Empire, reported that Andrews’ negatives were lost in one of the Douglas fires. Andrews lived in Douglas until his reported death on November 30, 1937 at the age of 65." The photographer seems to have been active in that profession as early as the 'teens, documenting life in what was then still years away from becoming the 49th state in the union. A number of his images of people and places of early twentieth century Alaska are retained in the state museum archives and collection. This image is in generally very good condition with just some silvering at lower left. Allow for some reflections in the glass in some of the photos. A fine image of one of the most scenically placed towns in the United States.