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Photograph Album of the Cruise of the Revenue Cutter "Corwin" in Alaska: Finding Aid
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Box 1

Photograph Album

Note

Item titles transcribed from handwritten captions.
Item  1

Departure Bay. East side of Vancouver Island B.C. A coal depot; extensive mines 5 or 6 miles inland.

Item  2

Fort Wrangell. A settlement in South Eastern Alaska. Indian village on the right.

Item  3

Sitka. Capital of Alaska. Indian village on the left.

Item  4

Harbor of Sitka. Alaska.

Item  5

Town and harbor of Ounalaska [Unalaska]. Ounalaska [Unalaska] Island, Behring [Bering] sea.

Item  6

Town of Ounalaska [Unalaska]. Behring [Bering] Sea. Headquarters and stove houses of Alaska Commercial Co.

Item  7

Mountain Scene and waterfall. Island of Ounalaska [Unalaska]

Item  8

Town on St. Paul's Island. Behring [Bering] sea.

Item  9

Interior of Greek Church. St. Paul's Island.

Item  10

Fur seals on the beach. St. Paul's Island.

Item  11

Group of fur seals. St. Paul's Island.

Item  12

Killing fur seals. The animals are killed by a blow on the head with a large club. Party on the right are the killers; on the left are the skinners who strip the fur coats off of the dead bodies with sharp knives.

Item  13

"Rocks beside the Sea". St. Paul's Island.

[Group of men, women, and boy sitting on rocks. Boy may be Fred Healy, son of Captain Michael A. Healy. Woman to the right of the boy may be Mary Jane Healy, Healy's wife.]
Item  14

Indian town, St. Michaels [Michael], Alaska.

Item  15

Alaska Commercial Co's trading post. St. Michaels [Michael], Alaska.

Item  16

Natives and traders. St. Michaels [Michael], Alaska.

Item  17

Esquimo [Eskimo] natives of St. Michaels [Michael]. Skin canoe or "bidarka". Esquimo [Eskimo] dogs. (Mastodon tusk on the left).

Item  18

"Western Fur Co.'s" trading post. St. Michaels [Michael].

Item  19

Village on Kings' Island, Behring (Bering) Sea. Island very steep, rocky, and barren; rises about 1000 feet in height and is about 1 mile across. Houses in view are of walrus hide, outer end supported by poles of drift wood. Some live in caves. Natives very healthy, strong, and active.

Item  20

Village at Plover [Providence] Bay, Siberia. Houses of walrus hide supported by drift wood poles lashed together.

Item  21

Groups of natives at Plover [Providence] Bay, Siberia. Central figure is "Cornelius", a native who has been abroad and received some education on Long Island. Speaks English well.

Item  22

"Polunna" [Alaska native youth]. Plover [Providence] Bay, Siberia.

Item  23

Village at Indian Point. Siberia.

Item  24

Groupe [Group] of natives at Indian Point, Siberia.

Item  25

Summer encampment of Esquimo [Eskimo] at Hotham Inlet Arctic Ocean.

Item  26

Summer encampment, Hotham Inlet. Arctic Ocean. Frames erected for drying and preserving fish. Drying walrus hides. Seal skin bags for holding oil.

Item  27

Esquimo [Eskimo] tea party. Spafarief Bay. Kotzbue [Kotzebue] Sound. Arctic Ocean.

Item  28

Esquimo [Eskimo] grave.

Item  29

"Itit-karook". Showing peculiar lip ornaments worn by men, only, on the American shores of the Arctic & Behring [Bering] Sea.

Item  30

Spafarief Bay. Kotzbue [Kotzebue] Sound. Arctic Ocean. Skin houses, canoes, oil bags &c

Item  31

Original posts, Chamisso Island. Arctic Ocean. Erected in 1826 by H.M.S. "Blossom" in search of Sir John Franklin.

Item  32

Groupe [Group] of natives from Point Hope, Arctic Ocean.

Item  33

Cape Thompson, Arctic Ocean.

Item  34

American whaler in the Arctic. Bark "Abram Barker" of New Bedford.

Item  35

Sunset in the Arctic Ocean. July 27th 1883. 10:30 p.m.

Item  36

Coal Mine Bluff, Arctic Ocean. About 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Box  2

Preservation microfilm copy

Access Information

Advance arrangements for viewing the preservation microfilm must be made with the Curator of Photographs.

Note

Microfilm reel of copy negatives held in cold storage.