Racism in Valdez, Alaska
Racist "bigheads" leather postcard from Valdez, Alaska. Postmarked October 29, 1907. It has the picture of an African-American eating watermelon on the front and states "Just Mah Size."
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Valdez] $75 plus $2.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra). for info email dick@AlaskaWanted.com
The Calder & Tokeen marble quarry.We have a very large collection of rare Calder & Tokeen marble quarry "real photo postcards"(and photographs), Prince of Wales Island, Southeast Alaska, for sale. These postcards and photographs were owned by the owners of the quarry. They show all aspects of the marble quarrying operation, from the mining operation to the boats that took the marble blocks away from the island. Many of them carry the rare postmarks from that location, and annotations by the Vermont owners. One postcard of a crane collapse has an X on the front and says "this is where Joe was standing when the crane collapsed". We don't know his fate. Another shows a man and a boy attempting to play golf at the camp, and they are dressed in golfing duds! I find this marble mine more interesting than any Alaska gold mine. We would prefer to keep them together as a collection because of their historical importance. The price of this collection is $7500.00 for info email dick@AlaskaWanted.com (for more info on the Calder marble quarry see Alaska Sportsman Magazine, January 1968, page 16.)
The sender of the postcard has written an interesting back. He states "This is the steamer that goes up the Stickeen River during the summer. I suppose she will arrive for her first trip up pretty soon." He also talks about a photographer and his apparatus which he may put out of commission. [shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Wrangell] SOLD
Stickeen River trade
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Rare Wrangell Alaska
The trapdoor opens to reveal 12 foldout images: View of Front Street; Public School; Government Buildings;
River Steamer loading horses for Telegraph Creek; River steamer ascending Stikine at Kloochman Canyon;
S.S. Cottage City; Scenery on Stikine River Cone Mountain; Alaska Packers Salmon Cannery;
Trappers & their hunt from Stikine River; Indian Graves and totem;
Tlingit wearing Chilkat robe, "value $200"; LeConte Glacier on North arm Stikine River.
There is writing on the backs of the images, dated January 3, 1909
Published in 1905
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Wrangell] $95 plus $2.00 postage & packing & insurance
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|St. Lawrence Island
St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, Yupik
men in a race carrying sticks.
Probably part of a 4th of July celebration.
Postmarked from Nome July 8, 1913
"These are some of our St. Lawrence people
exercising in front of the school house."
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Eskimos]
$95 plus $2.00 postage & packing & insurance
(international orders extra).
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