Ocha Potter papers: 1898-2008 (bulk 1923-1965)
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Photo Albums 1905-1936 [series] (1 box (3 photograph albums; 9in. x 12in.))

The Photo Albums series (3 volumes) contains albums of photographs (with annotations) taken by Ocha Potter on his trips to Alaska (1905, 1906, and 1908), Africa and Europe (1930), and the Western continental United States (1923, 1934, and 1936). The three albums were created by Potter in 1950 to accompany his autobiography, "60-Years-Plus 12."

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Album No. 1: Alaska 1905-1906 , 1908

This album contains photos documenting multiple mining-related trips Ocha Potter took to Alaska between 1905 and 1908. Photos are primarily of landscapes, people, camps and modes of travel (dogsleds, boats, etc.) It includes some photos of Potter's wife, Julia and son, George, who accompanied him to Alaska in 1908.

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Album No. 2: Africa and Europe 1930

This album, the largest of the three, documents Ocha Potter's 1930 voyage to Africa, and his subsequent African and European travels with his son George, who was working at the time as a mining engineer in Rhodesia. Countries visited include South Africa, Zimbabwe, the Belgian Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Yemen, Egypt, Italy, and France (approximately two to five photos each).

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Album No. 3: Western U.S. 1923 , 1934 , 1936

This album (the smallest of the three) contains photos from several domestic trips Ocha Potter took, variously accompanied by his wife and his children, Betty and Billie. Destinations include the National Petrified Forest in Arizona, the Grand Canyon, California, the Black Hills, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon National Park, Mt. Zion National Park, the Painted Desert in Arizona, and Pike's Peak.

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