African-American soldiers stand at attention on the Klondike Company's wharf in Dyea. Note from Karl Gurcke: They were (in Dyea) for a brief period of time (July 1899) before they were burned out by a forest fire and had to move to Skagway.
Title from verso. Verso: "Taku" Tiger Olson and Ethel McMontgomery (Mrs. I. J. [Ivil James]) "Tiger" 93 yrs is a famous man in Alaska - a long time friend of Ivil's and mine - Kept charge of a huge cannery/buildings and home of Father Hubbard.