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Photograph

Wash Day at Camp

Date: 1907
Description: The travelers are washing their clothes in the St. Croix River. There are a number of logs at the river's edge.
Drawing

Carl's Cartoon

Date: 1909
Description: A cartoon drawn by Carl depicting Billy Mac being punched by an anthopmorphized canoe, which is wearing boxing gloves.
Photograph

Bessemer Boccacio Camp

Date: 1909
Description: The Gang posing by the tent at the "Camp of the Bessemer Boccacio."
Map or Atlas

Cyanotype Map From Camp 7 1/2

Date: 1909
Description: A hand-drawn and illustrated map of The Gang's trip from their seventh camp to Lake Superior.
Drawing

Cross Section of Piffy's Hopes

Date: 1909
Description: A hand-drawn cyanotype chart tracking Piffy's (Charles Isley's) morale.
Photograph

Reading a Map

Date: 1910
Description: Fred Carr and Bill Marr reading a map together while sitting on the ground.
Photograph

Camp at Fall Lake

Date: 1910
Description: The Gang has set up camp by Fall Lake.
Photograph

Ontario Fire Ranger

Date: 1910
Description: Canadian Fire Ranger J.B. MacDonald standing on the dock by Fall Lake.
Manuscript

Handwritten Notes

Date: 1910
Description: Notes written by ranger J.B. MacDonald regarding routes for The Gang to follow.
Photograph

An Indian Grave

Date: 1910
Description: A flag decorated with a floral design marks an Indian grave near Fall Lake.
Photograph

Basswood Lake

Date: 1910
Description: Elevated view from hill through tall trees of Basswood Lake.
Photograph

Lumberjacks On the River

Date: 1910
Description: A bateau or york boat full of lumberjacks traveling down the river.
Photograph

Canoeing On a Lake

Date: 1910
Description: Two of The Gang paddling their canoe on a lake.
Photograph

Portage at Basswood Lake

Date: 1910
Description: The Gang's canoes are at the shore of Basswood Lake as they prepare to portage.
Photograph

Consulting the Maps

Date: 1910
Description: The Gang is sitting on their packs or bedrolls as they consult their maps with a ranger.
Photograph

Cliffs Over a Lake

Date: 1910
Description: A view across either Basswood Lake or Crooked Lake with a large rock formation on the left and trees on the opposite shore.
Photograph

Lunch Break

Date: 1910
Description: The Gang stop for a lunch break between Crooked and Iron Lakes. There is an American flag and another flag displayed among their supplies.
Photograph

Packed Up

Date: 1910
Description: One of The Gang preparing for a portage, heavily burdened with packs of supplies. There is a lake behind him.
Photograph

Iron Lake Shore

Date: 1910
Description: A view across the water of Iron Lake to the shore. There are two tipi (teepee) frames near the shore.
Drawing

Dad Writing Up The Journal

Date: 1910
Description: Carl's cartoon drawing of himself and Howard ("dad") Greene. Dad is relaxing by a tree smoking a tobacco pipe while Carl is busily writing.

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