|Title||Major John C. Gotwals, Seattle, March 30, 1926 |
|Photographer||McBride & Anderson Photographers |
|Caption||In 1912, President William H. Taft created the Alaska Railway Commission to study the feasibility of rail transport in the northern territory. Two years later Congress authorized construction of the Alaska Railroad. Major John C. Gotwals, an Army Corps engineer, was a member of the Alaska Engineering Commission that oversaw completion of the 470-mile segment between Fairbanks and Seward. The cost for the railroad was $65 million and it took eight years to build. |
|Notes||Born in 1863, Ella McBride began working in the photography field in 1909 when she managed the Edward Curtis Studio. She opened her own studio in 1917 with Wayne Albee. Albee moved to San Diego in 1925, and McBride continued to operate a studio in various Seattle locations. In 1932 she partnered with Richard Anderson; they continued to work together until she retired in 1954 due to her failing eyesight. She died in 1965 at the age of 102.|
This photograph was taken before the McBride-Anderson partnership began; it is not known which partner was the photographer.
Handwritten on image: Major John C. Gotwals.
Handwritten on sleeve: Maj. John C. Gotwals 3/30/1926.
|Subjects||Military officers--Washington (State)--Seattle; Military uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Gotwals, John C. |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1974.5923.143 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||McBride & Anderson Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 5 x 7 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |