Because the photograph to the right was taken by E.J. Hamacher, a pioneer Whitehorse photographer, I believe the photograph of a saloon interior was probably of a Whitehorse establishment.
Just guessing, it could have been the Commercial Hotel or the Windsor Hotel or some other hotel of that early time period. I don’t know what year this would have been and I don’t know if there is anyone still alive who could identify the establishment. Someone might have an old photo album with a similar photograph with a name. That might be the only way to identify the bar.
At any rate the saloon is quite decoratively beautiful and interesting. Also, it appears that the mirrors are decorated for St. Patrick’s Day. The owner could have been an Irishman.
I collect old spittoons, so the large brass spittoon on the floor is of interest to me. I have spittoons from Dawson City to Tombstone, Arizona.
Anyone with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook – Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or email through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.