Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Homan, Charles A.[1, 2]


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  • Name Homan, Charles A. 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) May-Jun? 1883  BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Schwatka, Frederick (Relationship: Colleague) 
    Person ID I208  Camera Workers | H, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Institutional (visit).
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He was the topographical assistant to First Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka during a military reconnaissance of Alaska. The expedition ascended the Yukon River and illegally passed through BC and the Yukon following its departure from Portland, Oregon, on 22 May 1883. Schwatka described Homan's photographic work in one of his books on the 1883 expedition, Exploration in Alaska (1900). According to Sherwood, it was Homan who acted as the expedition photographer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S963] Schwatka (1891), Frederick Schwatka, (Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Co., 1891).

    2. [S962] Sherwood (1992), Morgan B. Sherwood, (Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 1992), 102.