The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay, 1897-1899

klondikeThis book is a beautifully done photo history of the Klondike Gold Rush—what the author refers to as one of the strangest mass movements in history.

In over 200 masterfully printed photographs, the author follows gold seekers through the port cities of the Northwest to the gear-strewn beaches of Skagway and Dyea, and on to the gold laden creeks near Dawson City on the Klondike River. Cheerful pictures of hopeful adventurers in Vancouver are in stark contrast to those of gaunt, hardened men at the summit of Chilkoot Pass. In The Klondike Quest, Berton presents both the best collection of gold rush photos ever presented and the perfect companion book to his award winning Klondike (1958).

 

—Robert Ray


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