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Arthur Clarence Pillsbury
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Birth Place: 
Medford, Massachusetts
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Death Place: 
Oakland, California
WHERE ACTIVE: Discovery (Pine City) ; Skagway, AK ; Yukon Territory ; Nome, AK; Palo Alto, CA. BUSINESS ADDRESS-YEAR: Wrangel, Alaska ; Palo Alto, CA. HOME ADDRESS-YEAR: WORK INTERVAL: 1898-1900 (BC- Alaska-Yukon) ; 1906? (Yoho National Park, BC). STATUS: Commercial. BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: He worked the Alaska and Yukon Territory gold camps during the Klondike gold rush. He also operated in partnership with V. Cleveland as Pillsbury & Cleveland. A photograph of Discovery is dated April 24, 1899. Adney reproduces a Pillsbury & Cleveland photo taken at Nome on October 3, 1899 . Pillsbury worked under the name Alaska View & Photo Co. in Skagway in 1900. He also used the business name A.C. Pillsbury Co. and Pillsbury Picture Co. (US Copyright Office registration, January 1907). He is listed as a Yosemite Valley photographer in the 1914 Mariposa County, CA, voting list. REFERENCES: Adney (1900):461; Harrison (1980); Letter, James de T. Abajian, 1985 08 24; BVIPA Visual Records Division Photographer File; Taking the Long View (Web Site: American Memory, Library of Congress).