Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Doody, Jeremiah D.[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

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  • Name Doody, Jeremiah D. 
    Nickname Jerry 
    Born Massachusetts? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1898  Dawson, YT Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Dawson, YT
    Canada 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) 1901  Whitehorse, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Whitehorse, YT
    Canada 
    Business Address/Year Dec 1911-ca.1917  Dawson, YT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Queen
    corner 7th Avenue
    Dawson, YT
    Canada 
    Died California? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Barley, Harry C. (Relationship: Employee) 
    Person ID I364  Camera Workers | D, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: According to postcard historian Grainger, Doody had a varied career including work for the Smithsonian Institution in Central America, the US Army in Texas in 1882 and as a Kansas cowboy. Doody was part of the 1898 stampede from California and first worked with H.C. Barley's branch studio in Whitehorse, YT.

      The Yukon Archives records creator name authority for Doody provides this biography:

      Jeremiah (Jerry) Doody came to the Yukon in 1897. He was a machinist and a boiler maker by occupation. He mined with Hamacher at Hamacher's gold claims in the Kluane area in 1904. Doody became the first official photographer for the White Pass. He was a photographer in Whitehorse in 1905 and was in Dawson City from December 1911 to ca. 1917. His studio was at the corner of Queen and 7th Avenue in Dawson City and offered landscapes and portraits. Doody spent 21 years taking photographs and prospecting in the north. When he retired he settled in Oakland, California.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: Print surface usually captioned and signed, e.g., "J. Doody Whitehorse" or "Photo by J. Doody Dawson".

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] COLLECTION: AMHA.

    2. [S46] COLLECTION: BVIPA.
      (prints)

    3. [S160] COLLECTION: QMMMCMN.
      (print)

    4. [S174] COLLECTION: YWA.
      (original and copy prints)

    5. [S665] (Whitehorse) Whitehorse Star, 5, 09 Jan 1901.

    6. [S246] Cohen (1977), Cohen, Stan, (Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1977).

    7. [S637] Grainger Yukon Postcard Checklist, John H. Grainger, (n.d.).

    8. [S169] COLLECTION: UWL.
      "Jerry (Jeremiah) D. Doody was a photographer in the Dawson and Whitehorse areas of the Yukon Territory. According to Alaska-Yukon Postcards: An Historical Review by Ken L. Elder and John H. Grainger, Doody is noted as having a varied career that included work for the Smithsonian Institution in Central America and service to the U.S. Army in Texas in 1882, as well as employment as a Kansas cowboy. Doody moved from California to the Yukon Territory in 1898 and worked with H.C. Barley's photography studio in Whitehorse."
      Guide to the Yukon Gold Dredging Photographs, circa 1905-1915. URL, viewed 2008-04-13: http://www.lib.washington.edu/speciaLcoll/findaids/docs/photosgraphics/YukonGoldDredgingPHColl662.xml