Round embroidered fabric patch. Design comprises a snarling polar bear head and gold star on blue field. This patch was in use by the Alaska Defense Command beginning in 1943. Object size: 2 1/2 inch diameter circle.
Notes on verso: Alaska Health Dept. Nursing Division has developed a new "portable clinic" for use of AHN's in itinerant nursing service. Weighs only 11 lbs. fully packed (with delivery packs). Contains 65 items. Can be carried by shoulder...
Title from image caption Carved human figure with cask on shoulder stands on head of traditional totem pole figure, which appears to be buried Caption of image reads, Alaska version of the "white man's burden" Photographer's number 151
Full-length view of woman outside a wooden building; in addition to the button-trimmed robe, she also wears a scarf with a large feather attached, and there is a braided rope draped across her shoulder