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Alaska Photographica]
Goldbeck Photo Service, San Antonio, 1957. Panoramic photograph, 10 x 71 1/2 inches. Minor creasing. A few short closed edge tears, one small marginal chip not affecting image. Very good. An unusually long panoramic photograph of mid-20th-century Anchorage, Alaska. The image was photographed by the renowned Eugene Omar Goldbeck of San Antonio for his National Photo and News Service. Goldbeck made several trips to Alaska during his long career, and the present photograph was likely executed during one of his visits in the 1950s. The Library of Congress holds two panoramic photographs of Whittier, Alaska taken by Goldbeck in September 1957, and the present photograph could have been taken at that time. The vintage of the several automobiles in the image argues toward a mid-1950s date, at the latest. Identified landmarks in the present panorama include: J.B. Gottstein Co. warehouse, 4th Avenue Theater, the Masonic Temple, the 5th Avenue Barber Shop, Kimball's dry goods store, the 515 Club, Art's Liquor Store, Hoyt Motor Co., Anchorage Cold Storage Co., KFQD radio station, Rutherford's, and others. Goldbeck's panoramas are rare in both the trade and in institutions. A handful of Goldbeck's Anchorage panoramas appear in OCLC in one place: the Anchorage Museum Library, but it is unclear if they possess this example. The Harry Ransom Center does not appear to have this example in their Goldbeck Collection. A rare and interesting panoramic photograph that provides a snapshot of the development of one of Alaska's most important cities during the mid-20th century. OCLC 864759565 (ref … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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