Verso: This was at Chilkat about 1895-1897. Sol Ripinsky's trading post in Haines, prior to the Klondike Rush. Sol is the man in the bowler hat to the right of center of picture. Later became collector of customers in Haines.
Title taken from verso. Hand tinted photograph. Seven men and a woman gathered around a coffin in front of a painted screen and important clan artifacts. Thunderbird House, Wooshketaan Clan. Verso: John Fawcett (caretaker) 4th from left.