Jack London, Photographer

Jack London in the sheets.

Jack London in the sheets.

Jack London, Photographer: A Writer’s Pacific Adventure

On the crossbeam of the Dirigo, 1912.

On the crossbeam of the Dirigo, 1912.

Jack London photographing the hull of the Snark, February 1906.

Jack London photographing the hull of the Snark, February 1906.

“Jack London, Photographer” presents rare black and white archival photographs by author and adventurer Jack London (1876-1916). The images were created between 1900 and 1914 and encompass subjects such as the Russo-Japanese War, the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, and London’s cruise of the SNARK and journey around Cape Horn on the steel ship DIRIGO. The exhibit draws from the collections of the Huntington Library and the California State Archives. The book that inspired the exhibit, “Jack London, Photographer” by Jeanne C. Reesman, Sara Hodson and Philip Adam is available at the Sea Chest Museum shop for $50.00. The exhibit has been extended through Sunday, July 7th.

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