Frank G. Carpenter

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Frank G. Carpenter
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Frank George Carpenter
Born (1855-05-08)May 8, 1855
Mansfield, Ohio
Died June 18, 1924(1924-06-18) (aged 69)
Occupation Author, geographer, photographer, lecturer, collector of photographs
Spouse(s) Joanna Condict
Children Frances Carpenter
Frank Carpenter near Hot Springs, Alaska

Frank George Carpenter (Mansfield, Ohio, May 8, 1855, – Nanking, June 18, 1924[1][2]) was an author, photographer, lecturer, collector of photographs. Carpenter was a writer of standard geography textbooks and lecturer on geography, and wrote a series of books called Carpenter's World Travels which were very popular between 1915 and 1930.

With his daughter Frances, Carpenter photographed Alaska between 1910 and 1924. A collection of over 5,000 images were donated to the Library of Congress[3] by Frances at her death in 1972. The collection at the Library of Congress totals approximately 16,800 photographs and about 7,000 negatives.[4]

Frank Carpenter talking to a police officer on a street in Russia
Carpenter with Jafet Lindeberg

Frank G. Carpenter's books include:

  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: North America (1898)
  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: South America (1899)
  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Europe (1902)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: Holy Land and Syria(1922)
  • Alaska our Northern Wonderland (1923)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: Java and East Indies (1923)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: The Tail of the Hemisphere - Chile & Argentina (1923)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: The Alps, The Danube, and the Near East (1924)
  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Asia (1924)
  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Canada (1924)
  • Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Mexico(1924)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: Uganda to the Cape (1924)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: Lands of the Andes and the Desert (1924)
  • Carpenter's World Travels: Along the Parana and The Amazon (1925)
  • Alaska: Our Northern Wonderland (1925)[5]
  • The Houses We Live In (1926)
  • Through the Philippines and Hawaii (1926)[6]
  • Carpenter's World Travels: From Tangier to Tripoli (1927)
  • Carp's Washington (1960, ed. by Frances Carpenter)


  1. ^ Site Library of Congress (Biblioteca do Congresso dos E.U.A.) (2011-10-30). "Frances Carpenter Collection - Relating to Frank G. Carpenter" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Site Biblioteca Digital Mundial (2011-10-30). "Nova Zelândia, Maoris em sua casa de conversação". 
  3. ^ Carpenter photograph collection – Library of Congress
  4. ^ "Eskimo Girl Wearing Clothes of All Fur". World Digital Library. 1915. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ Chapter XXVIII School Republics of the Arctic
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