Title taken from front. Members of the U.S. Cruiser Maryland perform a battalion drill for an audience in Seward, Alaska. Also from front: "S. Sexton." 1913. Photographer: S. Sexton. Original size of photograph: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Title taken from front. Sailors from the naval cruiser Maryland are marching up 4th Avenue in Seward, Alaska for the Fourth of July. 1913. Photographer: Sylvia Sexton. Original size of photograph: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2".
Title from donor notes. Additional donor notes read: "Charlie Ayapana, a Little Diomede man married to a Point Hope woman, was by far the most skilled ivory-carver in town." A small child is peeking around the corner, watching the work.
This is a steam powered Keystone Driller and it was used to drill for water. A YouTube video shows one in operation (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqsKXhwJiAQ). A book by Wayne Cole, "Where earth dissolves like snow: the...
Title from verso. Full caption from verso reads: "Drill rig is illuminated in Arctic sunset/sunrise during winter of 1969-1970. During 56 days in winter, the sun never rises above the horizon in Alaska's far north."
Title taken from information with photograph. A woman is visible in the foreground on the deck of the S.S. Yukon during a lifeboat and fire drill, with lifeboats, crew members and the ship's mast behind her.
Title taken from caption. Lowering a life boat off the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Tallapoosa to practice rescues. En route from Juneau to Yakutat. There is a village in the background, possibly Juneau. Photograph taken during the 1937 Smithsonian...