Ronald T. Bailey

Ronald T. Bailey is Planning Director for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A photographer and historic interpreter of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, he is involved in natural resource conservation and historic steam railroad preservation.

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Frozen in Silver · The Life and Frontier Photography of P. E. Larson
By Ronald T. Bailey

In 1898 men and women from all over the world converged on Alaska. Gold had been discovered. In the Yukon Territory, all winter long eager gold seekers struggled over the mountain passes connecting Canada with the United States. A small group of photographers chronicled this epic, creating images of men and women laboring through blinding snowstorms over the windswept, ice-covered mountains. One of that group was a young Swedish immigrant by the name of P. E. Larson.