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Photos found in a box - Akutan, Alaska ca. 1915

Photos found in a box - Akutan, Alaska ca. 1915

Old Feb 21, 15, 11:12 am
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Photos found in a box - Akutan, Alaska ca. 1915

I was going through a box of old photos to see which if any I should scan and upload to my website, when I came across a collection of prints given to me some years ago when I was working out on the Aleutian chain in Alaska. They're pictures taken in the village of Akutan (the next island east from Unalaska/Dutch Harbor) between around 1912 and 1920, showing the whaling station that once occupied the head of the bay, along with some scenes of village life. http://gardyloo.us/Akutan.htm

Fascinating if occasionally grisly, but I thought FTers might find them interesting. For what it's worth, there's basically no trace of the processing plant remaining today, just a bunch of whale bones lying in the tundra.

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Old Feb 25, 15, 11:53 pm
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Wonderful photos, thanks so much for sharing. Looking briefly in the State Archives (http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/search/s.../nosort/ad/asc), I don't see these photos there- would be nice if they could be. Depending on copyright, of course.
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