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...
Title taken from caption. View of tour bus for Prudhoe Bay Tours (run by Wien Consolidated Airlines) at oil drilling rig at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, with tourists at right. 1970-1973. Photographer: Frank Whaley. Original photograph size: 8" x 10".