Camera Workers, 1858-1950

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

Case William Howard[1]

Male 1868 - 1920  (52 years)


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  • Name Case William Howard  
    Born 19 Apr 1868  Marshalltown, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Where Active (Non-Specific Address) ca. 1898  Lake Bennett, BC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1898-1907  Skagway, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Business Address/Year 1907-1920  Juneau, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jul 1920  Juneau, AK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Case and Draper (Relationship: Partner) 
    Person ID I487  Camera Workers | C, vol. 1, 1858-1900
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • STATUS: Commercial.
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: W.H. Case came to Alaska from Oregon as part of the Klondike stampede in 1898. Prior to that he had lived in South Dakota. He formed a partnership with H.H. Draper as Case and Draper. In 1901 the White Horse Star extolled their business as

      The leading photographers in Alaska, and for that matter in the northwest. ... The firm owns one of the finest two-story buildings in Skagway, with a large display and reception room on the ground floor for their immense view and Kodak trade and have a fine studio on the second floor for portrait and development work.

      Following the demise of the Case and Draper partnership, Case operated the Juneau branch studio.

      In addition to landscape photographs and portraits, Case and Draper produced postcards and panoramas.
    • IDENTIFYING MARKS: print surface may be captioned, numbered and signed "W.H. Case".
    • REFERENCES: The Dalles Times-Mountaineer, 1883 11 24/3, 1884 03 29/3, 1889 06 22/3; White Horse Star, 1st Annual Ed., 1901 05 01/__; Bronson (1977); Cohen (1977); Grainger (Directory Alaska Postcards, 1992); Mautz, "Alaska and the Yukon" (draft TS, 1995); Letter, R.N. DeArmond, 1996 01 12; Letter, Michael Cirelli, 1996 01 23.

  • Sources 
    1. [S43] COLLECTION: AHL.
      Case and Draper Photograph Collection, 1898-1920, PCA 39; URL: http://library.state.ak.us/hist/FindingAids/PCA039.htm