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Keen, Dora (1871-1963) Large Archive of Photographs and Ephemera.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
43
Sold for:
$4,613$3,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Keen, Dora (1871-1963) Large Archive of Photographs and Ephemera.
Keen's personal photographic collection, containing hundreds of small-format black-and-white photographs of her expeditions in Alaska, including assembled panoramas, and dozens of photographs inscribed by Keen on the negative with detailed notes concerning when and where they were taken; a small number of photographs of her travels in Europe; notes on her expeditions; photographs of Keen and her Alaskan wedding to George Handy in 1916; photographs of her farm in Vermont; and others; various sizes, some photographs curled.
Keen was the first woman to cross the Skolai Pass, made the first explorations of the Harvard Glacier, and accomplished the first ascent of Mount Blackburn, Alaska on 19 May 1912.

Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Alaska, Vermont, George Handy, Mount Blackburn

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