This book is brand new, never owned. The book is titled "Klondike Scrapbook: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times" by Norm Bolotin.
Published in 1987 for $14.95 by Chronicle Books, it presents the photographs of Clarke and Clarence Kinsey (Kinsey & Kinsey) at Grand Forks, in the Yukon Territory, near Dawson.
112 pages. Softbound. A beautifully produced book with loads of historical photos of gold rush prospectors, gold mines & mining.
From the flaps:
A Klondike Scrapbook is much more than a tale of miners and their experiences during the gold rush of 1898. Norman Bolotin, author of the award-winning book Klondike Lost, has uncovered forgotten pieces of Klondike history which tell the story of the men and women who left their comfortable lives to venture north and find fortune.
Bolotin does not merely recount the gold rush and the events which followed, but presents history itself in a unique collection of letters, newspaper articles, government records and first-hand accounts. The material gives us glimpses into the everyday lives of the members of Klondike society--the mounted police, children, prostitutes, miners' wives, businessmen and clergymen.
And highlighting it all are the rich photographs of Kinsey and Kinsey, the brothers who discovered unknown territory with their cameras and chronicled this bold, but brief period of growth and excitement. Clarke and Clarence Kinsey left a valuable legacy of glass plate photographic negatives, many which have never been published until now. The pictures not only document newsworthy events of the gold rush era but also reveal the personalities and experiences of the Kinseys' friends and families who lived in and around Grand Forks--the thriving, little community fourteen miles from Dawson.
From the back cover:
The rush of 1898 triggered the growth of an incredible society along the gold -laden streams of the Klondike. Although the prospects of mining provided the magnet, the thousands who were drawn to Dawson City and Grand Forks were not all miners. A Klondike Scrapbook tells the story of the men and women who, despite hardships and isolation, transformed tent towns into bustling communities complete with businesses, social clubs, libraries and hospitals. Using a rare combination of historical documents and photographs from the Kinsey and Kinsey collection, Norman Bolotin revives the society and spirit of these ordinary people who were caught up in such extraordinary times.
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