The collection includes images of a 2,500 mile inspection trip to northern and interior Alaska which Governor Parks, Malcolm Elliott (President of the Alaska Road Commission) and R.J. Sommers (Territorial highway engineer) took in 1928.
Sign above door reads "Hotel Pihl, Sitka Hot Spring." Pihl was an early day Sitka saloon owner and bootlegger. (per Joe Ashby, 1988) George Thornton Emmons is man on left (per Jerry Dzugan 5/4/05), and Merrill on right. (verso).]