A dirt road lies between many buildings, some of which appear to be businesses, and the Yukon River. Two dry-docked boats are in the forefront, and the Tanana Post Office is the white building in the center of this photo.
Mountains are the backdrop for the buildings of Valdez in this photo. A raised wooden sidewalk runs across the center of the photo. The date is assumed to be 1949, since "ca. 1949" is written on the folder this photo is in.