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, John Carpenter (athlete)
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, 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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