Eskimo men in kayaks, Noatak, Alaska, circa 1929. Edward S. Curtis Collection, Library of Congress Digital Collections.
Crossing the Chilkoot Pass, circa 1898. Courtesy Candy Waugaman and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
The gold rush boomtown of Nome on the Seward Peninsula, 1900. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library.
Group on skis, circa 1900. UAF-1964-74-120, Charles S. Hamlin Papers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives.
Stranding of the Princess May at Sentinel Island near Juneau, Alaska, August 5, 1910. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library.
Syndicate Racing Team, Second Annual All-Alaska Sweepstakes, Nome, Alaska April 1st 1909. Copyright A. L. Bell. UAF-1984-192-68, Nome Dog Mushing Photographs, University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives.
Tlingit Indian children playing with a toy canoe in Taku Harbor south of Juneau, Alaska, May 25, 1905. Edward M. Kindle Collection, U.S. Geological Survey.
The Circle City fire station and water cart, circa 1905. On the fence the instructions say, “Ring Like Hell In Case of Fire.” Courtesy of Chris Allan.
A crowd gathering on the wharf in Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, 1900. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library.
The Alaska Steamship Company’s Steamship “Jefferson” in Skagway, Alaska, circa 1906. Courtesy Candy Waugaman.
Loading a Northern Air Transport Ford Tri-Motor airplane, circa 1939. UAF-2010-50-362, Wien Family Papers, University of Alaska Fairbanks Archives.
Fissures in the Seward Highway near Portage, Alaska following the Great Alaska Earthquake, March 27, 1964. Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library.
Can-Can girls at the Skagway Days of 98 celebration, 1960’s. Courtesy Candy Waugaman.
“Game Coming to Market” — Residents of Eagle, Alaska pose in front of a sled loaded with caribou and Dall sheep, 1900. P277-4-52, James Wickersham Photographs, Alaska State Library.
Does this cannery or the surrounding landscape look familiar to you? It could be Southeast Alaska, or perhaps Prince William Sound. Please leave your suggestions!