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Beverly Bennett Dobbs (1868–1937)

A photographer and filmmaker in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1868
The University of Washington has his work in their collection. He was born near Marshall, Missouri. He moved with his family to Lincoln, Nebraska when he was eight. In 1888, Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington, and partnered with F. F. Fleming at Dobbs & Fleming between 1890 and 1891. Dobbs had a photography studio in Bellingham for 12 years until 1900 when he moved to Nome, Alaska. He took a small schooner from Seattle to try and film the emergence of islands in the Bogoslof group. In Nome he photographed the town, the Seward Peninsula, and Inuit. He also reportedly prospected for gold. He partnered with A. B. Kinne to form Dobbs & Kinne in Nome.
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Eskimo berry pickers, three women and one boy, standing in street with pails full of berries, Nome, Alaska, between 1903 and 1906 (AL+CA 21)

Eskimo berry pickers, three women and one boy, standing in street with...

PH Coll 323.74 (See also PH Coll 788.8) Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Subsistence activities--Alaska--Nome; ; Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome; ; Alaska Natives--Subsistence activities--Alaska--Nome;; Alas... More

Men leaving for Teller from Lane's Derrick, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1912 (AL+CA 7263)

Men leaving for Teller from Lane's Derrick, Nome, Alaska, between 1900...

PH Coll 323.53 Subjects (LCTGM): Crowds--Alaska--Nome; Travelers--Alaska--Nome

Native grave sites made of logs, rocks and wooden boxes, Saint Michael, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2412)

Native grave sites made of logs, rocks and wooden boxes, Saint Michael...

Caption on image: Native graves. St. Michael Alaska. Dobbs. 654. PH Coll 788.68 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a ph... More

Pressed northwestern Alaskan wild flowers, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 4319)

Pressed northwestern Alaskan wild flowers, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 4319)

PH Coll 788.67 (See also PH Coll 328.560 and PH Coll 1240.66) Subjects (LCTGM): Wildflowers--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Wild flowers--Alaska

Studio portrait of Eskimo woman dressed in moose fur parka with seal bladder boots seated with several coil baskets, Nome, 1903 (AL+CA 6116)

Studio portrait of Eskimo woman dressed in moose fur parka with seal b...

Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 157). Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.539 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome; Fur ga... More

Three Friends Mining Company Dredge No 1, Solomon River, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2410)

Three Friends Mining Company Dredge No 1, Solomon River, Alaska, circa...

Caption on image: Three Friends Mining Co. No. 1. Solomon River. Alaska. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.65 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington an... More

Unidentified man melting gold in a workroom with a furnace and tools, Nome, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2406)

Unidentified man melting gold in a workroom with a furnace and tools, ...

Caption on image: Putting gold assay buttons in furnace. Miners and Merchants Bank. Nome. PH Coll 788.59 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Was... More

Crowded barge docking at Nome waterfront, June 9, 1906 (AL+CA 6141)

Crowded barge docking at Nome waterfront, June 9, 1906 (AL+CA 6141)

The coastal waters were too shallow for large ships, so smaller skiffs and barges were used to lighter freight and passengers form the ships to shore. Caption on photo: Landing at Nome, Alaska. Original negati... More

Eskimo man with spear, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4909)

Eskimo man with spear, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4909)

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 by B.B. Dobbs - 156 PH Coll 413.Album 14.38 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments; Spears Subjects (LCSH): Parkas--Alaska

Field of Alaska cotton, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, between 1902 and 1912 (AL+CA 6383)

Field of Alaska cotton, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, between 1902 and 191...

Caption on photo: Alaska Cotton. Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 185). Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.555 Eriophorum (cottongrass, cotto... More

Alaska's largest gold nugget, Nome, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 6119)

Alaska's largest gold nugget, Nome, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 6119)

Caption on photo: Actual size of Alaska's largest nugget. Found by Pioneer Mining Co. on No. 5 bench off Discovery Anvil. Wt 182 oz. Value $3276.00 Nome Sep [sic] 8, 03. Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs... More

Dog team carrying United States mail, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 48)

Dog team carrying United States mail, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (A...

Caption on image: U.S. Mail team PH Coll 323.57 (See also PH Coll 788.39) Subjects (LCTGM): Postal service--Alaska; Dog teams--Alaska; Mail sleds--Alaska; Sleds & sleighs--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Dogsled mail-... More

Eskimo man named Jack, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4908)

Eskimo man named Jack, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4908)

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 B.B. Dobbs Photo 180. Handwritten on image: Happy Jack. PH Coll 413.Album 14.5 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments Subjects (LCSH): Parkas--Alaska

Good Roads Building and Machinery Hall, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 (AYP 722)

Good Roads Building and Machinery Hall, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Expositio...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Hot Air Mine owners posing with bags of gold, Nome, Alaska, between 1899 and 1909 (AL+CA 2424)

Hot Air Mine owners posing with bags of gold, Nome, Alaska, between 18...

Caption in album: Owners Hot Air Mine with $80,000 ready for shipment. PH Coll 323.2 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated... More

Inuit man dressed in a fur parka, pants and boots holding a stick, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 2363)

Inuit man dressed in a fur parka, pants and boots holding a stick, Ala...

Caption on image: Copyright 1903. By B.B. Dobbs. 156. PH Coll 788.1 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography stu... More

Man giving speech during patriotic event, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 5978)

Man giving speech during patriotic event, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 a...

Caption on image: Dobbs. Nome. PH Coll 413.Album 2.6 Subjects (LCTGM): Public speaking--Alaska--Nome; Crowds--Alaska--Nome; Wooden buildings--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): Nome (Alaska)--Buildings, structures, etc.

Panorama of Third Beach Line at Little Creek mining operation near Nome, 1906 (AL+CA 7257)

Panorama of Third Beach Line at Little Creek mining operation near Nom...

PH Coll 323.64 Subjects (LCTGM): Mining camps--Alaska; Mine buildings--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Spoil banks--Alaska

Second Street showing the Furniture Factory to the right, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2453)

Second Street showing the Furniture Factory to the right, Nome, Alaska...

Caption on image: Second St. Nome. PH Coll 323.30 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 ... More

Bay with buildings in distance, Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska (AL+CA 2469)

Bay with buildings in distance, Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska (AL+CA 24...

Caption in album: Cape Prince of Wales. PH Coll 323.44b Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there f... More

Eskimo village, Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 5797)

Eskimo village, Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (A...

Caption on image: Eskimo Village Cape Prince of Wales. - Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 12.8b Subjects (LCTGM): Villages--Alaska; ; Dwellings--Alaska;; Eskimos--Structures--Alaska; ; Alaska Natives--Structures;; Sl... More

Eskimo woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka carrying baby on her back, Alaska, between 1903 and 1908 (AL+CA 40)

Eskimo woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka carrying baby on her b...

Caption on image: Dobbs PH Coll 323.95 (See also PH Coll 788.7) Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska;; Alaska Natives--Clothing & dress;; Infants--Alaska;; Fur garments; Tattoos; Body marking Su... More

Four pans filled with gold nuggets on a table, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2405)

Four pans filled with gold nuggets on a table, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+...

Caption on image: One day clean up at Discovery Little Creek. Dobbs. 789. PH Coll 788.58 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and oper... More

Russian blockhouse made of wood, Saint Michael, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2415)

Russian blockhouse made of wood, Saint Michael, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL...

Caption on image: Russian Fort. St. Michael Alaska. Established 1844. Dobbs. 637. PH Coll 788.71 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington ... More

Snow damaged wooden dock, Nome, Alaska, January 1907 (AL+CA 2387)

Snow damaged wooden dock, Nome, Alaska, January 1907 (AL+CA 2387)

Caption on image: The effect of the ice pack. Nome Alaska. Jan. 1907. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.35 (See also PH Coll 1240.30) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to B... More

Steamer next to ice floe with passengers standing on the deck, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2392)

Steamer next to ice floe with passengers standing on the deck, Alaska,...

Caption on image: Dobbs. 153. PH Coll 788.43 (See also: PH Coll 323.58 and PH Coll 1240.44) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and o... More

Eskimo girl named Minnie, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 43)

Eskimo girl named Minnie, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 43)

Caption on image: Minnie. Dobbs photo 46 PH Coll 323.105 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; ; Alaska Natives--Clothing & dress; ; Fur garments Subjects (LCSH): Girls--Alaska;; Eskimo children... More

Front Street looking east, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2451)

Front Street looking east, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA ...

Caption in album: Front Street looking east. PH Coll 323.28 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio the... More

Hot Air Mining Company hydraulic mining operation on a hillside, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2440)

Hot Air Mining Company hydraulic mining operation on a hillside, Nome,...

Caption on image: Greatest Hydraulic mine in Alaska. Hot Air Mining Co. Nome. Dobbs Photo. PH Coll 323.19 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Wa... More

Hot Air Mining Company hydraulic mining operation showing five men standing by a sluice, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2444)

Hot Air Mining Company hydraulic mining operation showing five men sta...

Caption on image: Hydraulicking in full force. Hot Air Mine. Nome Alaska. Dobbs. PH Coll 323.23 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington a... More

Miners and Merchants Bank assay office interior, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 47)

Miners and Merchants Bank assay office interior, Nome, Alaska, between...

Caption on image: Assay Office, Miners & Merchants Bank, Nome PH Coll 323.52 Subjects (LCTGM): Banks--Alaska--Nome; Offices--Alaska--Nome; Interiors--Alaska--Nome; Office equipment & supplies--Alaska--Nome; Of... More

Mining dumps in the snow, Cleary Creek, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2407)

Mining dumps in the snow, Cleary Creek, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2407...

Caption on image: Looking down from No. 6 Above. Cleary Creek Alaska. Dobbs. 532. PH Coll 788.61 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington ... More

Profile of Eskimo man, Alaska, 1904 (AL+CA 4910)

Profile of Eskimo man, Alaska, 1904 (AL+CA 4910)

Caption on image: Copyright 1904 Dobbs PH Coll 413.Album 14.33b Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments Subjects (LCSH): Parkas--Alaska

Two Eskimo men standing next to racks of skinned reindeer, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2378)

Two Eskimo men standing next to racks of skinned reindeer, Seward Peni...

Caption on image: Cape Prince of Wales Eskimo with reindeer killed for the Nome market. Dobbs photo. PH Coll 788.24 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bell... More

Life saving crew rowing out to sea to assist with the disabled ship GREYHOUND, Nome, Alaska, 1907 (AL+CA 2395)

Life saving crew rowing out to sea to assist with the disabled ship GR...

Caption on image: Nome life saving crew making for disabled Sloop Greyhound. Dobbs. 839. PH Coll 788.46 (See also PH Coll 1240.53) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobb... More

Milton Weil with howling dogsled team outside Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 6381)

Milton Weil with howling dogsled team outside Nome, Alaska, between 19...

Caption on photo: A malamute chorus. Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs. Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.557 Subjects (LCTGM): Dog teams--Alaska; Sl... More

Smiling Eskimo child wearing fur parka, Nome, Alaska, between 1903 and 1906 (AL+CA 6360)

Smiling Eskimo child wearing fur parka, Nome, Alaska, between 1903 and...

Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs. Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature. PH Coll 328.547 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome;; Alaska Natives--Clothing & d... More

Snow covered storefronts and street showing a group of men standing by a dog sled team, Teller, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2416)

Snow covered storefronts and street showing a group of men standing by...

Caption on image: Teller Alaska. Dobbs. 819. PH Coll 788.72 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio the... More

Two men with bags of gold and a scale, Pioneer Company office, Nome, Alaska, between 1899 and 1909 (AL+CA 2423)

Two men with bags of gold and a scale, Pioneer Company office, Nome, A...

Caption on image: $100,000.00 Ready for shipment. Pioneer Co's Office. Nome. PH Coll 323.1 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and op... More

Leland's Camp showing boat, tents and house, Pilgrim River and Salmon Lake, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2408)

Leland's Camp showing boat, tents and house, Pilgrim River and Salmon ...

Caption on image: Lelands Camp. Pilgrim River and Salmon Lake. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.62 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated... More

Nome High School 1907-1908 champion basketball team, Nome, Alaska, 1908 (AL+CA 7253)

Nome High School 1907-1908 champion basketball team, Nome, Alaska, 190...

PH Coll 323.69 Subjects (LCTGM): Basketball players--Alaska--Nome; Group portraits Subjects (LCSH): Basketball teams--Alaska--Nome

Pacific Avenue showing visitors sitting on benches and the Good Roads Building and Machinery Hall in the background, Alaska (AYP 715)

Pacific Avenue showing visitors sitting on benches and the Good Roads ...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Bering Sea waves breaking over deck of ship off Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 5790)

Bering Sea waves breaking over deck of ship off Nome, Alaska, between ...

Caption on image: Rough weather in Bering Sea near Nome. Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 12.6a Subjects (LCTGM): Decks (Ships); Seas Subjects (LCSH): Water waves--Alaska; Decks (Naval architecture)--Alaska; Bering Sea

Diomede Islands as seen from a boat in the water, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2417)

Diomede Islands as seen from a boat in the water, Alaska, between 1901...

Caption on image: Diomede Islands. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.74a Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio ther... More

Eskimo man in fur parka, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4916)

Eskimo man in fur parka, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4916)

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 by B.B. Dobbs 141 PH Coll 413.Album 14.54 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments Subjects (LCSH): Parkas--Alaska

Inuit man and woman standing in front of a native dwelling, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2456)

Inuit man and woman standing in front of a native dwelling, Alaska, ci...

Caption on image: Dobbs. PH Coll 323.34 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In ... More

Inuit woman, Anawa, wearing fur parka with embroidered mittens, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4911)

Inuit woman, Anawa, wearing fur parka with embroidered mittens, Alaska...

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 by B.B. Dobbs PH Coll 413.Album 14.34b Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; ; Alaska Natives--Clothing & dress--Alaska; ; Fur garments; Mittens; Tattoos; Body ... More

Pioneer Mining Company prospecting drill near Dexter Creek, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2446)

Pioneer Mining Company prospecting drill near Dexter Creek, Alaska, ci...

Caption on image: Pioneer Mining Co.'s prospecting drill. Head of Dexter showing Sugar Claim in distance. Dobbs. PH Coll 323.25 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs m... More

Studio profile of Eskimo man in skin parka with fur hood holding ivory hammer, Nome, circa 1903 (AL+CA 6357)

Studio profile of Eskimo man in skin parka with fur hood holding ivory...

Probably Dobbs, based on signed Dobbs photo of same person at same sitting. Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.536 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dre... More

Inuit Woman 1907 Crisco edit 2

Inuit Woman 1907 Crisco edit 2

Photograph of Nowadluk/Nowadlook (Nora) Ootenna wearing a parka with a fur-lined hood. Ootenna was an Inupiat woman who was a popular subject for Alaskan photographers around the time - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]... More

Eskimo family showing man, woman and child, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4913)

Eskimo family showing man, woman and child, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4913)

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 by B.B. Dobbs 184 PH Coll 413.Album 14.8 Subjects (LCTGM): Families--Alaska; Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments; Hand drums--Alaska; Group portraits Subjects (LCS... More

John Sesnon dock covered in ice, Nome, Alaska, January 1907 (AL+CA 6833)

John Sesnon dock covered in ice, Nome, Alaska, January 1907 (AL+CA 683...

Caption on image: Ice Jam Sesnon Dock. Nome, Alaska. Jan. 1907. - Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 11.23 Subjects (LCTGM): Piers & wharves--Alaska--Nome; Ice--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): John Sesnon Dock (Nome, Ala... More

Nora Oo-Teen'a, Eskimo woman with unbraided hair, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 38)

Nora Oo-Teen'a, Eskimo woman with unbraided hair, Alaska, between 1901...

Caption on image: Dobbs Nome PH Coll 323.90 Subjects (LCTGM): Headbands (Headgear) Subjects (LCSH): Nora;; Eskimo women--Alaska;; Alaska Native young women--Alaska

Studio portrait of Eskimo woman in cloth parka with fur trim, Nome, 1903 (AL+CA 6513)

Studio portrait of Eskimo woman in cloth parka with fur trim, Nome, 19...

PH Coll 1240.74 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome; Coats; Braids (Hairdressing) Subjects (LCSH): Eskimo women--Alaska--Nome

Two men standing on an ice floe with a dead walrus, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2465)

Two men standing on an ice floe with a dead walrus, Alaska, circa 1906...

Caption in album: Walrus. PH Coll 323.42b Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. I... More

Cape Prince of Wales Eskimos and reindeer with sleds of reindeer meat for the Nome market, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, between (AL+CA 6538)

Cape Prince of Wales Eskimos and reindeer with sleds of reindeer meat ...

Caption on photograph: Cape Prince of Wales Eskimo hauling reindeer meat to Nome market. PH Coll 1240.78 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Subsistence activities--Alaska; ; Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; ; Alaska... More

Cascades looking towards the Geyser Basin, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 (AYP 719)

Cascades looking towards the Geyser Basin, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposi...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Eskimo couple standing in front of tent shelter, Alaska, between 1898 and 1908 (AL+CA 4914)

Eskimo couple standing in front of tent shelter, Alaska, between 1898 ...

Caption on image: Dobbs PH Coll 413.Album 14.15 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska;; Alaska Natives--Clothing & dress; ; Couples--Alaska; Tents--Alaska; Fur garments; Calico Subjects (LCSH): ... More

King County Building showing an unidentified man reading on a bench in foreground, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle (AYP 724)

King County Building showing an unidentified man reading on a bench in...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Man in a native whaling boat on an ice floe, with fishing spears, oars, and sealskin float, Bering Strait, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2377)

Man in a native whaling boat on an ice floe, with fishing spears, oars...

Caption on image: Native whaling boat at edge of ice pack. Bearing Straits. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.22 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington... More

Manufacturers Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 (AYP 729)

Manufacturers Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Wash...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Steamer NOME CITY caught in an pack ice, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2464)

Steamer NOME CITY caught in an pack ice, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 246...

Caption in album: S.S. Nome City fast in ice pack. PH Coll 323.42a Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography stu... More

Wireless station at Fort Gibbon, Alaska, circa 1905 (AL+CA 5792)

Wireless station at Fort Gibbon, Alaska, circa 1905 (AL+CA 5792)

Caption on image: Wireles station Fort Gibbon. Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 12.6c Subjects (LCTGM): Communication facilities--Alaska--Fort Gibbon; Military facilities--Alaska--Fort Gibbon Subjects (LCSH): Telegra... More

Cape Prince of Wales Eskimos and reindeer hauling sleds of reindeer meat to Nome market, Seward Peninsula, Alaska, between 1901 (AL+CA 2379)

Cape Prince of Wales Eskimos and reindeer hauling sleds of reindeer me...

Caption on image: Cape Prince of Wales Eskimo hauling reindeer meat to Nome market. Dobbs photo. PH Coll 788.26 (See also PH Coll 1240.79) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In ... More

Crew aboard the SS OHIO, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6827)

Crew aboard the SS OHIO, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6827)

SS Ohio was part of the Alaska Steamship Company and ran the Seattle-Nome route. Caption on image: Dobbs #153 PH Coll 413.Album 11.16 Subjects (LCTGM): Ships--Alaska; Sailors--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Ohio (S... More

Crowd watching ski jumper at Dry Creek near Nome, Alaska (AL+CA 6539)

Crowd watching ski jumper at Dry Creek near Nome, Alaska (AL+CA 6539)

Nome's first ski club was organized in 1901. The ski area was the slope of Anvil Mountain, and had a natural ski jump on the course of Dry Creek. PH Coll 1240.61 Subjects (LCTGM): Ski jumping--Alaska--Dry Cr... More

Dog sled team next to wreck of the steamboat SADIE in ice and snow, Cape York, Alaska, between 1902 and 1912 (AL+CA 2414)

Dog sled team next to wreck of the steamboat SADIE in ice and snow, Ca...

Caption on image: Wreck of the Sadie. Cape York Alaska. Dobbs. 809. PH Coll 788.70 (See also PH Coll 1240.62) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham... More

Eskimo berry pickers, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1907 (AL+CA 6356)

Eskimo berry pickers, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1907 (AL+CA 6356)

Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 63). Cropped version in UW Dobbs collection. Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.552 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos... More

Eskimo mother named Wegaruk, carrying sleeping baby on her back , Nome, 1905 (AL+CA 6135)

Eskimo mother named Wegaruk, carrying sleeping baby on her back , Nome...

Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 346). Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. PH Coll 328.542 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome; Fur ga... More

Eskimo woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka, Nome, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 6117)

Eskimo woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka, Nome, Alaska, 1903 (A...

Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 186). Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature. PH Coll 328.538 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska--Nome; ; Alaska Native... More

Eskimos standing on the deck of the US revenue cutter THETIS, Point Barrow, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2420)

Eskimos standing on the deck of the US revenue cutter THETIS, Point Ba...

Caption on image: Eskimo on board U.S. Revenue Cutter Thetis. Point Barrow Alaska. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.75b Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Wa... More

Men gathered for a drink in the Road House Saloon, Bluff City, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2457)

Men gathered for a drink in the Road House Saloon, Bluff City, Alaska,...

Caption in album: Road House Saloon. Bluff City, Alaska. PH Coll 323.35 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photograph... More

Men rowing in surf at Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1912 (AL+CA 7270)

Men rowing in surf at Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1912 (AL+CA 7270)

PH Coll 323.55 Subjects (LCTGM): Boats--Alaska--Nome; Seas; Beaches--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): Ocean waves--Alaska--Nome

Mining operation showing men working with a sluice and other equipment, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2400)

Mining operation showing men working with a sluice and other equipment...

Caption on image: Bessie Bench. Dobbs. 879. PH Coll 788.51 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio ther... More

Mining operation showing sluice, Anvil City, vicinity of Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 49)

Mining operation showing sluice, Anvil City, vicinity of Nome, Alaska,...

Caption on image: No. 5 Anvil PH Coll 323.60 Subjects (LCTGM): Gold miners--Alaska--Anvil City; Gold mining equipment--Alaska--Anvil City; Hydraulic mining--Alaska--Anvil City; Sluices--Alaska--Anvil City; Ten... More

Pioneer Mining Company gold miners working in Mine No 5, Anvil, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 2429)

Pioneer Mining Company gold miners working in Mine No 5, Anvil, Alaska...

Caption on image: No. 5 Anvil. Pioneer Mining Co. Dobbs. PH Coll 323.7 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography... More

Three Friends Mining Company's dredge No 1 at Solomon River, Alaska, circa 1905 (AL+CA 6508)

Three Friends Mining Company's dredge No 1 at Solomon River, Alaska, c...

PH Coll 1240.58 Subjects (LCTGM): Dredges--Alaska; Rivers--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Three Friends Mining Company; Solomon River (Alaska)

Two unidentified men walking behind the Washington Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 (AYP 731)

Two unidentified men walking behind the Washington Building, Alaska-Yu...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Eskimo village on the shore of Little Diomede Island, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6824)

Eskimo village on the shore of Little Diomede Island, Alaska, between ...

Caption on image: - Little Diomede Island showing Eskimo Village - PH Coll 413.Album 11.13a Subjects (LCTGM): Villages--Diomede Islands (Alaska and Russia); ; Dwellings--Diomede Islands (Alaska and Russia) Su... More

Fourth of July celebration on Front Street, Nome, Alaska, between 1901 and 1911 (AL+CA 50)

Fourth of July celebration on Front Street, Nome, Alaska, between 1901...

Caption on image: 4th of July at Nome. Dobbs Photo 55. PH Coll 323.50 Inupiaq Eskimos camped for centuries in the Nome area before Russia claimed Alaska as its own. In the 18th century, Russians established a ... More

Mining operation showing men working with a sluice and hydraulic equipment, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2399)

Mining operation showing men working with a sluice and hydraulic equip...

Caption on image: Metson Bench-Berger and Anderson Layman. Dobbs. 894. PH Coll 788.50 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operate... More

Nome High School girls 1905-1906 champion basketball team, Nome, Alaska, 1906 (AL+CA 7254)

Nome High School girls 1905-1906 champion basketball team, Nome, Alask...

PH Coll 323.70 Subjects (LCTGM): Basketball players--Alaska--Nome; Group portraits Subjects (LCSH): Basketball teams--Alaska--Nome; Women basketball players--Alaska--Nome

Nowadlook, an Inuit women, dressed in fur parka, Alaska, 1907 (AL+CA 2364)

Nowadlook, an Inuit women, dressed in fur parka, Alaska, 1907 (AL+CA 2...

Caption on image: Copyright 1907. B.B. Dobbs. Handwritten on image: Nowadlook. PH Coll 788.3 (See also PH Coll 323.88) Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved t... More

YMCA boys basketball team, Nome, Alaska, circa 1900-1912 (AL+CA 7260)

YMCA boys basketball team, Nome, Alaska, circa 1900-1912 (AL+CA 7260)

PH Coll 323.67 Subjects (LCTGM): Basketball players--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): Young Men's Christian Association; Basketball teams--Alaska--Nome

Four young Eskimo girls in fur parkas, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4907)

Four young Eskimo girls in fur parkas, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 4907)

Caption on image: Copyright 1903 by B.B. Dobbs 143 PH Coll 413.Album 14.53 Subjects (LCTGM): Eskimos--Clothing & dress--Alaska; Fur garments; Boats--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Eskimo women--Alaska; Parkas--Alaska

General offices of John J Sesnon Company, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6856)

General offices of John J Sesnon Company, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 a...

Caption on image: General Offices - John J. Sesnon Co. Nome - Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 11.49 Subjects (LCTGM): Offices--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): John J. Sesnon Company

Gold mining operation showing miner on mining dump, vicinity of Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1912 (AL+CA 7267)

Gold mining operation showing miner on mining dump, vicinity of Nome, ...

PH Coll 323.62 Subjects (LCTGM): Gold miners--Alaska;; Tailings embankments--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Gold mines and mining--Alaska; Spoil banks--Alaska

Household goods in an upturned umiak boat, Nome, 1906 (AL+CA 6144)

Household goods in an upturned umiak boat, Nome, 1906 (AL+CA 6144)

Lomen's caption on photo: Summer Encampment, Alaska Eskimos. Original negative created by B.B. Dobbs (Dobbs 802). Printed by Lomen Bros. with added Lomen Bros. Studio signature and number. In Dobbs Collection.... More

Hydraulic mining operation, Daniels Creek, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2402)

Hydraulic mining operation, Daniels Creek, Alaska, circa 1907 (AL+CA 2...

Caption on image: Hydraulic mining. Daniels Creek. Top Kok Ditch Co. PH Coll 788.53 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a... More

Loading passengers for SS SAINT PAUL by the Sesnon Lighterage Company, Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6849)

Loading passengers for SS SAINT PAUL by the Sesnon Lighterage Company,...

Caption on image: #121. Loading Passengers For S.S. St. Paul Sesnon Lighterage Co. Nome. Dobbs. PH Coll 413.Album 11.42 Subjects (LCTGM): Passengers--Alaska--Nome; Ships--Alaska--Nome; Ship rigging & equipmen... More

Nome wharf crushed under ice and snow, Nome, January 1907 (AL+CA 6535)

Nome wharf crushed under ice and snow, Nome, January 1907 (AL+CA 6535)

PH Coll 1240.29 Subjects (LCTGM): Piers & wharves--Alaska--Nome; Storms--Alaska--Nome

Several men examining ice jam at Sesnon lighterage dock, with waterfront buildings and the Lacey building in the background (AL+CA 6527)

Several men examining ice jam at Sesnon lighterage dock, with waterfro...

Caption on photo: Ice Jam Sesnon dock Nome Alaska Jan. 1907. PH Coll 1240.27 Subjects (LCTGM): Piers & wharves--Alaska--Nome; Storms--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): Docks--Alaska--Nome; John Sesnon Dock (Nom... More

Snow Gulch, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2443)

Snow Gulch, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2443)

Caption on image: Looking down Snow Gulch. Showing glacier benches in distance. Dobbs. PH Coll 323.22 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washin... More

Walruses on an ice floe near Nome, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2463)

Walruses on an ice floe near Nome, Alaska, circa 1906 (AL+CA 2463)

Caption in album: Walrus near Nome. PH Coll 323.41b Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 1... More

Dogsled owned by a Alaskan mail carrier, ca 1905 (MOHAI 7308)

Dogsled owned by a Alaskan mail carrier, ca 1905 (MOHAI 7308)

By 1901, mail was delivered along the entire length of the Yukon River. In winter, dogsleds delivered first class mail to Nome once a month. Magazines and newspapers had to wait for the river steamers which ran... More

Three men and a rocker in the Nome gold fields, ca 1905 (MOHAI 7227)

Three men and a rocker in the Nome gold fields, ca 1905 (MOHAI 7227)

Many gold miners used rockers (also called cradles) to remove gold from pay dirt. They shoveled the dirt and gravel into a tray at the top of the rocker, and they shook the rocker back and forth as they poured ... More

Bird's-eye view of Cleary Creek, Alaska, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 4318)

Bird's-eye view of Cleary Creek, Alaska, 1903-1907 (AL+CA 4318)

PH Coll 788.63 Subjects (LCTGM): Streams--Alaska Subjects (LCSH): Cleary Creek (Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska)

Chandelar Avenue, the US Government Building and Hawaii Building, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific-Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 1909 (AYP 714)

Chandelar Avenue, the US Government Building and Hawaii Building, Alas...

Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio there for 12 years. In 1900 Dobbs moved to Nome, Alaska and conti... More

Cross-eyed Inuit woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka with mittens, Alaska, 1903 (AL+CA 2367)

Cross-eyed Inuit woman with chin tattoo wearing fur parka with mittens...

Caption on image: Copyright 1903. By B.B. Dobbs. PH Coll 788.6 Beverly Bennett Dobbs was born in 1868 near Marshall, Missouri. In 1888 Dobbs moved to Bellingham, Washington and operated a photography studio... More

Decoration Day parade of soldiers on board-planked street (probably Front Street), Nome, Alaska, between 1900 and 1910 (AL+CA 6562)

Decoration Day parade of soldiers on board-planked street (probably Fr...

PH Coll 1240.46 Subjects (LCTGM): Military parades & ceremonies--Alaska--Nome; Soldiers--Alaska--Nome; Horses--Alaska--Nome; Stores & shops--Alaska--Nome; Wooden buildings--Alaska--Nome Subjects (LCSH): Memori... More

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