Nice collection of Aleut photographs
Here is a wonderful collection of eight original 1931 photographs from Atka Island, and Attu, Alaska.
These are rare and important photographs.
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aleutian Islands] Overall very good condition. $650.00 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this collection. To order this collection email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
1. United States Native School
2. United States Native School side view
3. Students on a ladder
4. Students of the school
5. Attu Village
6. Native women holding a sea lion intestine 75' long.
7. Panoramic view of the Atka village
8. School teacher with two Native women.
Photo's 1-6 measure 3 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
Photo # 7 measures 2 3/4 inches by 14 3/4 inches.
Photo #8 measures 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
(photographs below are not in the above order)
Velox stamp box circa 1907-1917.
Nice early Unalaska (Dutch Harbor) real photo postcard.
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aleutian Islands]. Very good. $25.00 plus $2.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this collection. To order this postcard email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Father Bernard Hubbard
1935, Father Bernard R. Hubbard leaves for Aniakchak Volcano.
Canceled August 1935 at False Pass, Alaska
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aleutian Islands]. Very good. $20.00 plus $1.00 postage (international orders extra) for this collection. To order this postcard email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Original photo of Akutan Village Chief Luke Shelikoff and nieces Alice Bereskin & Zenia Bereskin.
Photo is dated 7/17/1966 and measures 11 by 14 inches.
Very good condition with newspaper clipping mounted to the back.
[shelf locator: MapCase drawer # 1: photographs]
$75 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this photo.
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The 1928 Stoll McCracken Siberian Arctic Expedition
to the Aleutian Islands, Bering Strait, and Arctic
for the American Museum of Natural History
with Charles H. Stoll and Harold McCracken.
An original 1928 press photograph. 8.3" x 10.2"
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Aleutian Islands]. Very good. $75.00 plus $3.00 postage (international orders extra) for this collection. To order this photo email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
Newspaper account from the Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania) 26 October 1928, Page 13:
"ALASKAN MUMMY ON WAY TO NEW YORK. Stone Man Rivals in Importance Find of Famous King Tut. MONTREAL, Oct. 25. Carrying with them the mummified head of what is claimed to have been a Stone Age man, found in a lofty burial place on the Aleutian Islands, near the Arctic coast of Siberia, members of the Stoll-McCracken expedition, led by Harold McCracken, associate editor of "Field and Stream," have passed through here on their way to New York from Prince Rupert, B.C., where they left their ship, the Morrissey [the Effie M. Morrissey]. Their return marks the successful achievement of the purposes of the scientific expedition which left New York on April 16, to spend many months in the buffetings of Arctic seas to uncover evidences of a pre-historic race. The Arctic mummies discovered by the expedition are regarded as possibly rivaling in importance the discoveries in Tut-Ankh-Amen's tomb, because of their probable connection with the first human beings to migrate to this continent across Bering Sea from Asia. A part of one of these four invaluable heirlooms of pre-historic days on the Arctic traveled eastward across the continent in a cotton-lined box in McCracken's drawing room on the modern Continental Limited of the Canadian National railways. The remainder of their find was carried by special arrangement with the railway in the baggage car. ACCOMPANIED IN DEATH. "While we are not altogether certain of the exact age in terms of years of this find," said the explorer, "there is no question but that it dates back to the Stone Age. The four mummies which were all in one large wooden sarcophagus were of a chieftain of very high rank and three grave escorts who had, according to custom, been put to death to accompany their chief in his after life. These were a hunter, a seamstress and an infant." During their cruise through icy waters the members of the expedition maintained touch with civilization through radio station CNRW of the Canadian National railways chain at Vancouver, which sent and received messages on a special short wave installation.
Aleut Hunting Hat
This single sheet, folded twice, measures about 18 by 25 inches.
It can be used as a pattern for making a wooden Aleut hunting hat,
or it can be cut out and folded & glued into a hat.
Very good condition.
[shelf locator: MapCase ephemera drawer]
$9.95 plus $2.50 postage & packing (international orders extra) for this pattern.
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wiki: 19th-century craftsmen were famed for their ornate wooden hunting hats, which feature elaborate and colorful designs and may be trimmed with sea lion whiskers, feathers, and ivory.
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