In 1916, O.B. Kent, Chairman of the U.S. interstate Commerce Commission presented a set of Alaska and Yukon photographs, mostly of gold-rush era and mining subjects, to Henry J. Wellcome. Wellcome was a pharmaceutical entrepreneur (Burroughs-Wellcome) with a strong and long-standing interest in William Duncan's mission at Metlakatla, Alaska. Those pictures eventually went to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration as part of the much larger Wellcome Collection. This page collects the contents of the Kent set.
Cabins in Alaska during the Gold Rush. On back of photo: "Taken from the Gold Rush Group.." [This image, the only photo in the collection so marked and unlike a couple possible but unmarked candidates, has the same 2 x 3 aspect ratio as the known members of the set.]