Camera Workers, 1858-1950

The British Columbia, Alaska and Yukon Photographic Directory, 1858-1950

Johnson, Harry A.[1, 2]

Male 1874 - 1965  (91 years)


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  • Name Johnson, Harry A. 
    Born 1874  Erie?, PA? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1904-1963  Seward, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Also active on Kenai Peninsula during same period. 
    Died 14 Jun 1965  Seward, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1271  Camera Workers | J, vol. 2, 1901-1950
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2018 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Amateur.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Diane Olthuis, in her short monograph about Johnson, documents as much of his varied experiences in Alaska as she could. Much of his life was spent as a prospector and trapper, yet he was also a devoted and talented amateur photographer, some of whose work was published in various Alaska periodicals. According to Olthuis, "He sold his suitcase of photographs to the owner of the Jockey Club, Aletha Racine." His first camera was a glass plate camera, and in 1928 he bought a Graflex camera with which he photographed Alaska wildlife.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface may be signed "Harry Johnson".

  • Sources 
    1. [S1026] COLLECTION: AHOPE .

    2. [S319] Olthuis (1997), Diane Olthuis, (Hope, Alaska: Timbers, Tails & Yarns, 1997), F910.7.J63O47 1998.