Everything seen from the top of a mountain

Everything seen from the top of a mountain

Victorian geography, like other sciences of the era, placed great importance on the act of collecting. Landscape, though impossible to physically retrieve, was systematically photographed and brought back to government topographers as glass plates, to be reassembled, measured, and catalogued. The photographs collected here are from William Ogilvie’s 1895-96 survey of Yukon / Alaska international boundary.