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William H. Albee, wife Ruth, and dog in front of cabin [copy photograph 1935], British Columbia, 1930
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Related to article, "Adventure Couple Back: End Five Years in Far North, Pair Once Believe to Have Perished Return With Two Children," Los Angeles Times, 24 Oct. 1935]
A copy of a previously taken photograph of William Hamilton Albee, Sr., and wife Ruth Estelle Sutton Albee with their golden retriever in front of a wood cabin in British Columbia, Canada. The couple both carry supplies for their backpacking trip across the Northern British Columbian wilderness. Mr. Albee wears flannel and carries a pack and rifle strung from his shoulder. A spectacled Mrs. Albee also wears a pack and rifle. A pack is additionally strung around their golden retriever's back. The Albees were believed dead in 1930 during their 1100 mile hike, but returned in 1935 to Los Angeles with two toddlers in tow. For five years, they primarily lived off the land, frequently interacting with natives indigenous to the region.
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2612-- Mr + Mrs WM H Albee, 10-20-35, [stamped:] OCT 29 1935
Handwritten on label of photo copy: Mr and Mrs William H Albee (cabin British Columbia)
Handwritten on nitrate negative: 10-17-35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Hiking--British Columbia
Backpacking--British Columbia
Missing persons--California--Los Angeles
Albee, William Hamilton, Sr., 1906-2009
Sutton, Ruth Estelle, 1909-2005
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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