|Photographs are considered a tool in professions such as
journalism and engineering. The viewpoints of photographers in these fields add unique
information to the visual record of Yukon history.
Joseph Burr Tyrrell was a geologist with
the Geological Survey of Canada, who also worked as a mining engineer in the Klondike,
circa 1898-1905. During the course of his work as an engineer he took many views of the
communities and mining operations in the goldfields. Tyrrell's photographs of the
goldfields and creeks are all meticulously dated with attached notes. The long hours of
summer sun in the north, allowed both the miners and the photographers to put in many
productive hours of work.
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