Photographs of the American West, dating from the 1870s to the 1890s, collected by Carl S. Dentzel (1913-1980), director of
the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, California, including a disbound album of photographs of Alaska
taken by A. L. Broadbent.
These views show Revenue Cutter Service ships and officers; Alaskan natives; towns; scenery; the fur trade and mission schools.
Other notable photographs in this collection include portraits of John C. Frémont, Harrison Gray Otis, and John A. Sutter;
a series of Lake Tahoe card photographs;
and views of early western settlers around the time of the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889.
Carl Schaefer Dentzel (1913-1980) served as director of the Southwest Museum in Highland Park, California, from 1956 until
his death in 1980, and
was integral in the founding of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board in 1962. Privately, Dentzel assembled large collections
of Western American art and photographs,
and Asian and Native American artifacts.
84 photographs in 2 boxes; photographs 18 x 24 cm. (7 x 9 in.) and smaller.
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