The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Donald D. Duhaime Alaska Photograph Collection, 1943-1944

MSS-019

 

Size: 3 inches (396 items)

 

Provenance: Gift of Donald Duhaime in 1953

 

Access: Open

Collection Summary: An album containing personal photographs and professional postcards. The images in this collection primarily document the time Duhaime spent in Alaska between 1943 and 1944, although the dates on the postcards range from 1887 to 1919.  It is an eclectic collection of landscapes, wildlife, sled dogs, natives, soldiers, celebrities, architecture, and culture (religion, fishing, village life).

Subjects: Collectors and Collecting, War, Soldiers, and Veterans.

Processing Note: The organization of this collection follows exactly how Mr. Duhaime arranged the photographs in the album.  While some of the photographs are arranged by subject matter, there appears to be no specific organization to the majority of the items.  Additionally, when photographs have been identified with certainty as postcards, it has been indicated in the Inventory. 

 

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

 

Completed by: Sara Mouch, July 28, 2009; Edited by Kisora Thomas, January 2014.

Biographical Sketch

Donald D. Duhaime is a local collector and UT Alumnus.  He graduated from UT in 1940, and shortly thereafter joined the Air Force.  He spent the next five years in Anchorage, Alaska, where he collected a variety of photographs and commercial images of Alaskan life, landscape, and architecture.

Scope and Content Note

The Donald D. Duhaime Alaska Photograph Collection is made up of 396 items comprised of personal photographs and commercial postcards.  Postcard photographers and publishers include Alaska Photo Supply, Winter & Pond, WP Co., HW Steward, and Sawyers.  The photographs have been compiled by Mr. Duhaime into a leather bound scrapbook/album, depicting an eagle on the cover. 
            The images primarily document the time period Mr. Duhaime was in Alaska, between 1943 and 1944, although the dates on the postcards range from 1887 to 1919.  It is an eclectic collection of landscapes, wildlife, sled dogs, natives, soldiers, celebrities, architecture, and culture (religion, fishing, village life). 

Inventory

Item No.

Description

1

Simeon Oliver and wife, 5/19/44 (loose photo)

2

U.S.O. Club, Anchorage, Alaska, 5/30/43 (loose photo)

3

Yehudi Menuhin and accompanist, Anchorage, Alaska, March 1944 (loose photo)

4

Duplicate of Item 3 (loose photo)

5

Northern Seattle from Ft. Lawton, May 1944 (loose photo)

6

Olivia DeHavilland, Anchorage, Alaska, 1944 (loose photo)

7

Postcard: Bridal Veil Falls, #104 (loose item)

8

Postcard: University of Alaska, #B-13 (loose item)

9

Postcard: Eskimo Blubber, #P-1621 (loose item)

10

Postcard: Lake Eluktna, Anchorage, Alaska, #P1597 (loose item)

11

Postcard: Reindeer, St. Paul Island, #24 (loose item)

12

Postcard: A.J. Mine, Juneau, #28 (loose item)

13

Postcard: Alaska Fish Cannery, #29 (loose item)

14

Postcard: Governor’s Residence, Juneau, #30 (loose item)

15

Postcard: Alaska Brown Bear, #392

16

Postcard: Baranoff Castle, Sitka, Alaska, June 1887

17

Postcard: Airplane View of S.S. Alaska at Columbia Glacier, #570

18

Postcard: Ice cave, Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, #337

19

Postcard: An Indian War Canoe, Sitka, Alaska, #170

20

Postcard: Russian Trading House, Sitka, Alaska, #66

21

Russian Orthodox Burial

22

View of glaciers, mountains, and lake

23

Group of soldiers on Attu Island, 1943

24

Three soldiers posing on Attu Island, 1943

25

Two soldiers posing on Attu Island, 1943

26

Soldier on skis on Attu Island, 1943

27

Soldiers and airplanes on Attu Island, 1943

28

Three soldiers outside tent on Attu Island, 1943

29

Soldier on skis on Attu Island, 1943

30

Two soldiers posing on Attu Island, 1943

31

Flight Sergeant  Rockhill Birmingham

32

View of mountains and trees

33

Field view with two men towards the foreground

34

U.S.O Club, Anchorage

35

Dining hall

36

Postcard: Latouche #2, #68

37

Postcard: Latouche #3, #6?

38

Postcard: Two soldiers fishing with a dog

39

Ptarmigan

40

Dead mountain goat

41

Railroad tracks

42

Postcard: Snowy farm scene

43

Postcard: Hotel Parsons, Anchorage, #P-101

44

Postcard: Cabin in the woods

45

Postcard: Seaside town

46

Airplane in flight

47

River valley

48

View over the mountains, possibly at dusk

49

Train at a stop

50

McKinley Park Hotel

51

Sled dogs

52

Man “harvesting” ice worms, #13

53

Glacier, #15

54

Fish farm, #12

55

Farmstead with mountains as backdrop

56

Mountain view

57

Lounge at McKinley Park Hotel

58

Another view of the McKinley Lounge

59

Aerial of land, river, and mountains, #35

60

Marker for Stephen Tyng Mather, #26

61

Aerial of land

62

View of tree line

63

View land and hills

64

View of trees

65

View of tree line

66

View of land, trees, and mountains

67

Postcard: Giant Spider Crab, Alaska, #615

68

Kashim Club

69

Sled dogs and sled driver

70

Root vegetables

71

Rocky river shore

72

Tree-lined road

73

Raven Bird Totem, Ketchikan

74

Lake and mountains

75

Teklanika River

76

Postcard: Yak (Arctic Musk Ox), #631

77

Norris Glacier, #2

78

Postcard: Eskimo Dogs, #613

79

Postcard: Governor’s Mansion, Juneau, #1

80

Postcard: Columbia Glacier, #14

81

Kenai Lake

82

Postcard: Princess May wrecked on Sentinel Island, Alaska, August 5, 1910, #394

83

Postcard: $7,000 pan of selected gold nuggets from Quartz Creek, #410

84

Postcard: U.S. Treasury Warrant & Agreement for Sale of Alaska, #375

85

Postcard: Hotel Anchorage

86

McKinley Park

87

Cooper’s Landing Store, 50 miles NW of Seward

88

Fourth Avenue Seward

89

Postcard: Mt. McKinley Park, A.R.R. Hotel, #P21

90

Postcard: Fish wheel, Yukon River, #P-267-1

91

Postcard: City Hall, Anchorage, Alaska

92

Postcard: Lake and mountains

93

Covered bridge three miles north of Seward

94

Raised shed, possibly a hunter’s stand

95

Postcard: Spencer Glacier

96

Black wolf

97

Postcard: Cook Inlet

98

Taku Glacier, #9

99

Female modeling a fur coat, hood up

100

Modeling fur coat, hood down

101

Postcard: Wright Whale Taken at Kodiak Island, #629

102

Native fisherman looking through spyglass

103

Landscape with trees

104

“Northwestern” ship

105

Kenai Lake near Seward

106

“Alaska Nellie’s”, Awing, Alaska, on Kenai Lake

107

Postcard: Episcopal Church in Winter, Valdez, #P-725

108

Portrait of a native man

109

Postcard: Wild gray wolf at Paxon’s Road House, #624

110

Sled dog team

111

Sled dog team

112

Moose Pass Store, 30 miles north of Seward

113

Postcard: Ice Floes, Anchorage, Alaska, #5

114

Old cabin with mountains in background

115

View of Hope, Alaska

116

Postcard: Aerial view of Anchorage, #P443

117

View of Sunrise, Alaska

118

Main Street, Kodiak

119

Bank of Kodiak

120

Lake view

121

Lake view

122

Lake and trees

123

Postcard: Barris Bear, #P573

124

Postcard: Eskimos drilling ivory and making mukluks, #P626

125

Postcard: Natives fishing, #P658

126

Postcard: July 4, 1919, Anchorage, #71

127

Fishing Fleet, Ketchikan

128

Totem Poles, Ketchikan

129

Totem Poles, Ketchikan

130

City park, Ketchikan

131

Cabin

132

Postcard: Fur seal at play, #614

133

Postcard: Sour-Dough’s cabin near Anchorage, #31

134

Postcard: Building a reindeer corral, #P659

135

Postcard: Fighting Moose, Locked Horns, Death by Starvation, #406

136

Water tower

137

McKinley Park

138

Postcard: Klondike River, 1914

139

Postcard: The Mouth of Ship Creek, Anchorage, #55

140

Postcard: Dog Team, Anchorage, #16

141

Postcard: Eklutna Glacier, #52

142

Postcard: Eskimo and his kayak, #P1400

143

Postcard: Far Northern Eskimo family, #P1399

144

Postcard: Four Eskimos with sled and reindeer, #P1395

145

Postcard: Two hunters with a dead bear between them

146

Postcard: Steamboat

147

Men in a canoe

148

Cabin with mountains in background

149

Mountains and trees

150

Lake and trees with house in background

151

Lake shore

152

Trees dotting mountainous landscape

153

Sled team and driver

154

Mountains

155

Lake, glacier, and mountains

156

Lake, forest, and mountains

157

Cemetery

158

Trees and mountains

159

Mountain goats

160

Deer

161

Glaciers

162

Waterfall

163

Glacier

164

Unidentifiable image

165

Rail Bridge

166

Mountains and trees

167

Mountains

168

Mountains and lake

169

Mountains and trees

170

Mountains and lake

171

Ox

172

Mountains

173

Mountains and lake

174

Deer

175

Postcard: Providence Hospital

176

Postcard: Providence Hospital, Anchorage, #P139

177

Postcard: Deep snow drifts, possibly at dusk

178

Postcard: Man hosing off a rock

179

Postcard: Matanuska Valley

180

Postcard: Alaska R.R. near Anchorage

181

Postcard: Spencer Glacier

182

Fourth Avenue, Anchorage

183

Postcard: Kenai Lake near Anchorage

184

Postcard: Street Scene, Anchorage

185

Postcard: Providence Hospital, Anchorage

186

Postcard: Street Scene, Anchorage

187

Postcard: Court House, Anchorage

188

Postcard: Mt. McKinley

189

Postcard: Indian Village, Howkan, Alaska, #8

190

Postcard: Three Indian woman and infant, #7

191

Landscape

192

Postcard: Fishing at sunset, #6

193

View of mountains and trees reflected on lake

194

Fort Richardson

195

Fort Richardson

196

Wrangell Narrows, Inside Passage

197

Postcard: U.S. Government Hospital, Anchorage, 1916, #34

198

Fishing boat

199

Aska R.R. Station, Anchorage

200

Fourth Avenue, Anchorage

201

Postcard: Alaskan Winter, #W-1

202

Postcard: Gurry Hotel, #B-1

203

Postcard: University of Alaska, #B-13

204

Town, lake, and mountains near Seward

205

Rocky terrain, lake, and mountains near Seward

206

Seward, Alaska

207

Valdez, Alaska

208

Seldovia, Alaska

209

Total Eclipse of the Sun, Anchorage, February 4, 1943

210

Wiley Post

211

Will Rogers

212

Cabin on a cliff

213

Postcard: “The Trail of ‘98” Klondikers Ascending Chilkoot Pass, #5

214

Postcard: Capitol, Juneau, #3

215

Postcard: Sled team

216

Postcard: Taku Glacier, #4

217

Distant view of building

218

Tree fallen over river

219

View of trees, lake, and mountains

220

View of bare trees reflected in lake or river

221

Waterfall

222

Bear climbing up porch post

223

View of mountains beyond a cabin

224

Cabin in winter

225

View of a snowy path carved between mountains

226

Cemetery

227

View of lake between two trees

228

Cabin with trees and mountains in the background

229

View of mountains and lake

230

Portrait of a sled dog

231

Seal “sunning” on a rock

232

Husky puppy

233

View of a road winding through mountains

234

View of mountains and trees

235

View of lake, trees, and small cabin

236

Sled team and driver

237

View of snowy land and trees

238

View of trees and mountains

239

View of trees and leaves framing a lake and mountains

240

Snowy mountainside

241

View of mountains reflected in a lake

242

View of bare trees and mountains

243

Group photo of Indians in their village

244

View of mountains reflected in a lake

245

Close view of mountains

246

Fox

247

Mountain goat

248

View of mountains

249

Flowers

250

View of trees and mountains

251

View of glaciers

252

Seal pups

253

Distant shot of a mountain goat

254

Postcard: An Alaskan Gold Dredge, #M-11

255

Postcard: Along an Alaskan “Hiway”, #L-38

256

Postcard: Sea Gulls in Search of Food, Alaska, #622

257

Groundhog

258

Portrait of a sled dog

259

Postcard: Road leading to cabin hidden by trees with mountain in background

260

Cache

261

View of lake, trees, and mountains

262

Sunset on tree and lake

263

View of lake and mountains

264

View of trees

265

View of snowy land and mountains

266

Reindeer herd

267

Distant view of bear

268

View of road, appears to end at mountain

269

View of harsh-looking, rocky mountains

270

Seal colony

271

Husky puppy

272

View of fence and mountains

273

View of mountains

274

Sunset view of lake and mountains

275

Sled dog team

276

Sunset view of trees

277

View of snow-covered mountains

278

Cabin and cache in the woods

279

Snowy road leading to the mountains

280

Postcard: Alaskan Husky, #P-627

281

Postcard: “Kobuk” Tame Alaska Wolf, #A-18

283

Postcard: Famous Alaska Husky, #P-643

284

Caged polar bear

285

Cache

286

View of snowy hillside and trees

287

Reindeer

288

View of trees framing lake and mountains

289

View of lake and mountains

290

View of snowy mountains

291

View of lake and mountains

292

View of snowy road, trees, and mountains

293

Postcard: Matanuska Valley

294

View of road and mountains

295

Postcard: Siberian Sled Dogs, #D-11

296

View just beyond plane propellers

297

View of snowy mountains with what appears to be snowshoes sticking out of the snow

298

Sled dog team

299

Distant view of sled dog team

300

Husky puppy

301

Waterfall

302

View of mountain, appears to be a geyser bursting from top

303

Rocky river and trees

304

View of bare trees and mountains

305

Reindeer roundup

306

Postcard: Siberian Sled Dog, #D-2

307

Barracks, Fort Richardson, Anchorage

308

Street Scene, Fort Richardson

309

Street Scene, Fort Richardson

310

Alaska Greyhound Bus, Anchorage

311

Postcard: Wild Mountain Sheep, #626

312

Service Club, Fort Richardson

313

Postcard: Sleeping fawn

314

Theater, Fort Richardson

315

Street Scene, Fort Richardson

316

Portrait of a sled dog

317

Portrait of an adult dog and two puppies

318

Snowy cabin scene

319

King Island Native and infant

320

Grey wolf on chain

321

View of snowy hillside and lake or river

322

Sled dog team

323

Snow leopard

324

View of lake and mountains

325

View of trees, lake, and mountains

326

View of snowy mountains

327

Portrait of a white puppy

328

View of lake and mountains

329

View of lake and mountains

330

Ox

331

Bear

332

View of snowy hillside and lake or river

333

View of trees, cabin, and mountains

334

Sunset view of lake and mountains

335

View of trees framing lake and mountains

336

Moose

337

Sunset view of lake

338

Sled dog

339

View of lake and trees

340

View of trees

341

View of mountains beyond a stone cabin

342

Postcard: Wild Alaskan Wolf, #A-19

343

Postcard: Alaska Eskimo Family, #P-625

344

Postcard: Eskimo Child, #E-7

345

View of trees, lake, and mountains

346

View of lake and harsh, rocky mountains

347

Seal colony

348

View of sky and mountains reflected in lake

349

Four husky puppies

350

Aerial view of mountains

351

Polar bear cub

352

Cabin

353

Reindeer

354

Postcard: Two month-old Kodiak bear, #P-479

355

Postcard: Reindeer Herd grazing on Tundra, #P-1398

356

Postcard: “Railway Station” McKinley Park, #34

357

View of lake and mountains

358

View of mountains

359

Russian church at Sitka

360

View of snowy trees

361

Cache

362

Ox herd

363

View of trees and mountains

364

View of lake and mountains

365

View of trees framing lake and mountains

366

Two caged polar bears

367

Moose

368

Distant view of snowy bridge  leading to cabin

369

View of snowy mountains

370

View of trees and mountains

371

View of cloud-covered mountains

372

Postcard: “Ice Breakup Curry”, #33

373

Postcard: University of Alaska, #B-12

374

View of trees, lake, and mountains

375

View of trees and sky

376

Sled dog team

377

Sunset view of mountains and sky

378

Sunset view of lake and sky

379

Cabin in the mountains

380

View of trees and mountains

381

Seal colony

382

View of sled path and mountains

383

C.A.A. Building, Merrill Field

384

Merrill Field

385

Merrill Field

386

Merrill Field

387

Merrill Field

388

View of snowy land and mountains

389

View of snowy land and mountains, with snow shoes sticking out of snow

390

View of lake and sky

391

Bears at play in lake

392

Alaskan ice fisherman

393

View of mountains

394

Sled dog team

395

Distant view of farm and mountains

396

Seal colony

Last Updated: 4/22/14