Verso: This was at Chilkat about 1895-1897. Sol Ripinsky's trading post in Haines, prior to the Klondike Rush. Sol is the man in the bowler hat to the right of center of picture. Later became collector of customers in Haines.
Title taken from verso. Buildings appear to be uninhabited. Several carved house posts and totem poles stand among the house structures. A man stands on the beach in front of the village. Verso: Kasan- date unknown.