Title and description taken from verso. These people were all participants in a large potlatch that was held in Sitka in December of 1904. They are wearing a variety of ceremonial clothing for the occasion, including: hats trimmed with beads,...
Old Num: LC.344-1.1
Description: wood; paint
Culture: Aleut; Alutiiq
History: From the collection of Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff, curator of the Alaska Historical Library and Museum from 1919-1940. Purchased by...
Descriptive Narrative: A small brass box with embossed cover containing two metal vials for annointing oils, a small scissors, annointing brush, and sponge. Cover is engraved with crucifixion scene.
Description: wood; carved; glass; hinged
Old Num: LC.344-1.13
Descriptive Narrative: Wooden relief carving--hinged 3-piece icon triptych with glass covering one of the three panels. A small wooden icon of the type...
Descriptive Narrative: An elaborate cast metal censer used for burning incense during Orthodox services. In three pieces, and missing a pair of chains from which it was originally suspended. Culture: Russian History: Collected and/or used...
Object Name: book
Subject: Russian Orthodox Church
Accession Number: 73-27
Description: paper; ink; printed; bound
Descriptive Narrative: TLINGIT OLD & NEW TESTAMENT READER from St. Nicholas Church,...
Used: St. Michael
Description: iron; wood; brass
Descriptive Narrative: Small cannon labeled "Russian cannon from St. Michael". Iron barrel is 36" long x approx. 4-1/2"...
Large, folded birch bark container found floating in the Ambler River. Willow rim rods and lashing of spruce root, and a rope, possibly cotton, tied along one of the long sides of the basket, possibly a handle. 20cm x 40cm x 28cm.
The entire collection contains reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and administrative records received from the agricultural stations at Matanuska, Fairbanks, and Petersburg. The papers address such topics as environmental data, Alaskan flora,...