Eagle Alaska Dance Card

Fantastic Eagle Alaska postcard! I've never seen an early Alaska postcard that was turned into a dance card, and mailed locally with the unbelievable address:

  "Miss Adams, Table 4, Couple 1". 

Postmarked April 20, 1905 in Eagle Alaska. Note the lines very neatly hand drawn for the men to write their names to reserve dances. The title of the postcard is "Eagle Bluff, Eagle Alaska, river closing". Condition: good, corner wear, and a slight bend near the postmark. [shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Yukon River -Eagle]  $250  plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra). for info email dick@AlaskaWanted.com   



For sale: 1905 Eagle Alaska postcard & dance card.             For sale: 1905 Eagle Alaska postcard & dance card.







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  
1907 Valdez Alaska
              racist African-American leather postcard 1907 Valdez Alaska
              racist African-American leather postcard





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.)










Steamer
Hazelton
of the
Stickeen River trade

  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
For sale: real photo postcard of the sternwheeler
                Hazelton on the Stickeen River.
For sale: real photo postcard of the sternwheeler
                Hazelton on the Stickeen River.









for more info on the Hazelton, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazelton_(sternwheeler)





For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.


Rare Wrangell Alaska
Trapdoor postcard

  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
(international orders extra). for info email dick@AlaskaWanted.com  




For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.



For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor
                postcard.
For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.
For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.
For sale: rare
                Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.
For sale: rare
                Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.
For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.
For sale: rare Wrangell Alaska trapdoor postcard.





St. Lawrence Island
Alaska  postcard

  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).
for info email dick@AlaskaWanted.com  
For sale: Original 1913 St. Lawrence Island, Alaska,
              Yupik Eskimo race.
For sale: Original 1913 postcard St. Lawrence Island,
              Alaska, Yupik Eskimo race.
For sale: Original 1913 postcard St. Lawrence Island,
              Alaska, Yupik Eskimo race.




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