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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers

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Title

  • Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers

Summary

  • Primarily snapshots documenting Cook's expeditions to Alaska, Asia, Greenland, and the Polar regions. Also includes portraits of Cook; his family and acquaintances; many ethnographic photographs of Inuit and Ona Indians; views of landscapes; icebergs; seascapes; some wildlife. Also portraits of expedition crew members, including Robert Peary and others.

Names

  • Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940.

Created / Published

  • 1886-1940, bulk 1891-1910.

Headings

  • -  Cook, Frederick Albert,--1865-1940--Journeys
  • -  Cook, Frederick Albert,--1865-1940--Family
  • -  Peary, Robert E.--(Robert Edwin),--1856-1920--Journeys
  • -  Expeditions & surveys--1880-1920
  • -  Explorers--1880-1920

Headings

  • Ethnographic photographs--1880-1920.
  • Expedition photographs--1880-1920.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1880-1940.
  • Glass negatives--1880-1920.
  • Glass transparencies--1880-1920.
  • Group portraits--1880-1920.
  • Lantern slides--1880-1920.
  • Nitrate negatives--1880-1940.
  • Portrait photographs--1880-1920.
  • Stereographs--1880-1910.

Genre

  • Expedition photographs--1880-1920
  • Gelatin silver prints--1880-1940
  • Glass negatives--1880-1920
  • Nitrate negatives--1880-1940
  • Lantern slides--1880-1920
  • Glass transparencies--1880-1920
  • Stereographs--1880-1910
  • Ethnographic photographs--1880-1920
  • Portrait photographs--1880-1920
  • Group portraits--1880-1920

Notes

  • -  Arrangement: Organized by format into 18 groups with the call number designation "LOT". Each LOT is cataloged separately and linked through the collection title: Visual materials from the papers of Frederick Albert Cook.
  • -  Finding aid (unpublished) in the form of negative/transparency caption cards is available in the Prints & Photographs Division Reading Room.
  • -  Negatives and transparencies; Available for reference purposes only on microfilm (LOT 12408).
  • -  Collection title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Collection includes primarily photographic prints, glass and film negatives, and glass transparencies. For the most part prints have not been matched to corresponding negatives and transparencies. The collection also includes Cook's lantern slide viewer. This is filed in P&P's supplementary archives under the call number LOT 13300-C. Some of Cook's handwritten notes and inventories are filed in the Prints & Photographs Divivion's Supplementary Reference Files under the call number LOT 13300-A and LOT 13300-B.
  • -  Some photographs (primarily portraits) bear photographer credits. Most photographic prints documenting expeditions do not bear a photographer name; these may have been taken by Cook or by others accompanying him. Some images have been copyrighted by Cook.
  • -  Original negatives have been assigned to filing series LC-C751 through LC-C755.
  • -  Forms part of the Papers of Frederick Albert Cook.
  • -  My attainment of the Pole : being the record of the expedition that first reached the boreal center, 1907-1909 / Frederick Albert Cook. New York, London : M. Kennerley, 1913.
  • -  Through the first Antarctic night, 1898-1899 : narrative of the voyage of the "Belgica" among newly discovered lands ... / Frederick A. Cook. New York : Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900.
  • -  Transfer; Manuscript Division (Papers of Frederick Albert Cook); 1991 (DLC/PP-1991:172).
  • -  Gift; Helene Cook Vetter; 1966 (DLC/PP-1966:052).

Medium

  • ca. 3,200 items ; various sizes.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Guide Record [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940. Frederick Albert Cook papers, 1881-1977

Repository

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 99472033

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Cook, Frederick Albert. Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers. , 1886. to 1940, Bulk 1891 to 1910. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/99472033/.

APA citation style:

Cook, F. A. (1886) Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers. , 1886. to 1940, Bulk 1891 to 1910. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/99472033/.

MLA citation style:

Cook, Frederick Albert. Visual materials from the Frederick Albert Cook papers. to 1940, Bulk 1891 to 1910. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/99472033/>.