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ID: PO/024

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/04/2008

Subjects: Haida art., Haida Indians--History., Tlingit art., Tlingit Indians--History., Tsimshian Indians--History.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of various historical photographs and postcards documenting the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians of Southeast Alaska that were purchased on eBay. These images span from 1868 to circa 2000 and are in a variety of formats, from stereoscopic photos, real photo postcards, cabinet cards, and general black and white or color photographs. Many of the images in this collection were created by historic professional photographers that photographed Southeast Alaska Natives. This collection is expected to grow annually as more materials are acquired.

Subject/Index Terms

Haida art.
Haida Indians--History.
Tlingit art.
Tlingit Indians--History.
Tsimshian Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: eBay

Acquisition Method: The materials in the collection were purchased by SHI beginning in February 2008. This collection will be added to as materials are acquired. Items 1-2 were purchased on 2/4/08; Items 3, 5, and 8 were purchased on 2/8/08; Items 4 & 6 were purchased on 2/9/05; Items 9-15 were purchased on 2/20/08; Items 16-17 were purchased on 2/25/08; Item 18 was purchased on 2/26/08; Items 19-22 were purchased on 2/28/08; Items 23-24 were purchased on 2/29/08; Item 25 was purchased on 2/28/08; Items 28-29 were purchased on 2/29/08; Item 30 was purchased on 3/9/08; Item 31 was purchased on 3/20/08; Item 32 was purchased on 2/19/08; Item 33 was purchased on 3/5/08; Item 34 was purchased on 3/12/08; Item 35 was purchased on 3/19/08; Item 36 was purchased on 3/31/08; Items 37-38 were purchased on 3/25/08; Items 39-40 were purchased on 4/2/08; Item 41 was purchased on 4/14/08; Item 42 was purchased 4/16/2008; Item 43 was purchased on 4/17/2008; Item 44 was purchased on 4/9/08; Item 45 was purchased on 4/19/08; Item 46 was purchased on 4/21/08; Item 47 was purchased on 5/1/08; Item 48 was purchased on 4/30/08; Item 49 was purchased on 4/29/08; Item 50 was purchased on 5/7/08; Item 51 was purchased on 5/3/08; Item 52 was purchased on 5/7/08; Item 53 was purchased on 4/24/08; Item 54 was purchase on 5/12/08; Item 55 was purchased on 5/14/08; Items 56-58 were purchased on 5/21/08; Item 59 was purchased on 5/27/08; Item 60 was purchased on 6/1/08; Items 61-62 were purchased on 10/27/08; Item 63 was purchased on 10/30/2008; Item 64 was purchased on 10/31/2008; Item 65 was purchased on 10/30/2008; Item 66 was purchased on 10/27/2008; Item 67 was purchased on 11/18/2008; Items 68-69 were purchased on 11/18/2008; Items 70-71 were purchased on 11/20/2008; Item 72 was purchased on 12/8/08; Item 73 was purchased on 11/20/2008; Items 74-78 were purchased on 12/9/08; Item 79 was purchased on 12/15/2008; Items 80-81 were purchased on 12/14/2008; Item 82 was purchased on 10/31/2008; Item 83 was purchased on 12/20/2008; Item 84 was purchased on 12/22/2008; Item 85 was purchased on 12/24/2008; Item 86 was purchased on 10/27/2011; Item 87 was purchased on 11/7/2011; Item 88 was purchased on 11/20/2011; Item 89 was purchased on 11/23/2011; Item 90 was purchased on 11/22/2011; Items 91-92 were purchased on 11/23/2011; Item 93 was purchased on 11/22/2011; Item 94 was purchased on 11/23/2011; Item 95 was purchased on 12/02/2011; Item 96 was purchased on 12/07/2011; Items 96-97 were purchased on 12/06/2011; Item 98 was purchased on 12/11/2011; Item 99 was purchased on 12/6/11; items 100-103 were purchased on 6/4/2012; Item 104 was purchased on 7/8/2012; Item 105 was purchased on 7/7/2012; Item 106 was purchased on eBay from Darren Heath on 2/22/2013; Items 107-109 were purchased on 2/22/2013; Items 110-117 were purchased on 10/22/2013; Items 118-119 were purchased on 11/7/2013; Item 120 was purchased on 3/9/2014; Items 121-122 were purchased on 3/10/2014; Item 123 was purchased on 3/25/2014;  Item 126 was purchased on 3/29/2014;


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Item 1: Stereoview image of Whale Totem at Wrangell, Cosmopolitan Series, reads “Whale Totem at Fort Wrangle, Alaska”, circa 1900.

Item 2: Stereoview image reads “Totem Poles, Alaska,” Cosmopolitan Series, 1904. This image captures a glimpse of the setup representing the Alaska Territory at the Louisiana Purchase Exhibition; also informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, which was held at St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. After the fair some of these totems were relocated to Sitka National Park, while two were sold to private buyers. See R. W. Wright, Northern Haida Master Carvers, p 193.

Item 3: Stereoview image of “An Alaska Deity, Wrangell, Alaska,” by the Keystone View Company, photo by B. L. Lingley, 1898. Image of Kilteen Totem.

Item 4: Stereoview photograph labeled “Indian Village of Klinkwan—modern Natives and Totem Poles of old Hydahs, Alaska,” by Underwood & Underwood, 1902. Reverse contains photographer’s rendition of life at Klinkwan. View shows various Haida families, housefronts, and totems at Hlaankw’áan (translated as Bark Village, also known as Klinkwan).

Item 5: Stereoview which reads “Indian Burial Houses, Juneau City, Alaska,” by Keystone View Company, circa 1900. Reverse contains photographer’s rendition of Tlingit burial practices. Image shows Native houses at Juneau, unclear if they are ‘burial houses’.

Item 6: Stereoview photograph labeled “In the Land of the Totem Poles-The Indian Village of Kasaan, Alaska,” by Keystone View Company, circa 1900. Reverse contains photographer’s rendition of life at the village of Kasaan. Image captures a view of Kasa’áan’s (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan) shoreline with canoes, totems, and Haida homes.

Item 7: Stereoview which reads “Chief’s House [Chief Shakes], Bear and Wolf Totems, Fort Wrangell, Alaska,” by the Keystone View Company, undated, circa 1900.

Item 8: Color postcard labeled “Deserted Indian Village, Showing Tribe Totems,” by Lowman & Hanford Co., circa 1910-1935. This appears to be a view of Kasa’áan (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan Village).

Item 9: Color postcard labeled “Totem Poles and Residences of the Haida Indians, near Ketchikan, Alaska,” postdated 1934. Image captures a view of homes and totems at Kasa’áan (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan).

Item 10:           Color postcard view of “Totem Poles, Ketchikan, Alaska,” circa 1920-1935. Produced by Lowman and Hardford, Seattle. Totems appear to be mortuary poles.

Item 11:           Color postcard view of “Famous Chief Shake’s Totem, Wrangell, Alaska,” circa 1920-1940. Reverse reads gives information about “Geo. Shake’s Totem.”

Item 12:           Color art postcard of a Haida War Canoe, art by G. M. Abrams-Lytton, produced by Kla How Ya Crafts, Nanaimo, BC, circa 1930. Front reads “Kla-how-ya, Hello. From Totem Pole Land.” Reverse provides information on war canoes.

Item 13:           Color art postcard of a Haida “Bear Mother and Cubs” totem with village in background, art by G. M. Abrams-Lytton, produced by Kla How Ya Crafts, Nanaimo, BC, circa 1930. Front reads “Kla-how-ya, Hello. From Totem Pole Land.” Reverse provides information on the “Bear Mother and Cubs” Totem.

Item 14:           Color art postcard of the Haida “Strong Man of North Island” or Strong Man Totem with village in the background, art by G. M. Abrams-Lytton, produced by Kla How Ya Crafts, Nanaimo, BC, circa 1930. Front reads “Kla-how-ya, Hello. From Totem Pole Land.” Reverse provides information on the Strong Man legend.

Item 15:           Photograph which reads “Wrangell Totems” showing two of the Kadishan Totems. Totems are believed to have been carved around 1866. See Barbeau, Totem Poles According to Location, Vol. 2, 619.

Item 16:           Postcard photograph of “Indian Witch Doctor Visiting Patient, Alaska,” by Case & Draper, 1906. Photo captures a staged or mock setting showing a Tlingit shaman tending to a Tlingit woman.

Item 17:           Postcard photograph of “Native Packer, Alaska,” by the Portland Postcard Company, circa 1908. Photo is attributed to being taken at Skagway, Alaska and actual image is likely circa 1880-1900.

Item 18:           Color postcard labeled “Kassan, Alaska,” postmarked 1935. Reverse tells how the “Natives of Alaska no longer adhere to their old custom of erecting totem poles,” offers an opinion on Haida culture. Postcard shows a view of Kasa’áan (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan).

Item 19:           Photograph postcard of “Chief Johnson Totem – Ketchikan, Alaska,” circa 1947.

Item 20:           Photograph postcard of “Bear Totem Store, Wrangell, Alaska,” circa 1940s. View shows front of store with totems along the street.

Item 21:           Photograph postcard of “Alaska Youth, Inc. of Port Chilkoot-Haines, Alaska,” by Western Color Sales, Oregon, circa 1970-1985.

Item 22:           Photograph postcard of “Totem of Thlinget Chief Kian, Ketchikan, Alaska,” by Johnson, circa 1945.

Item 23:           Color postcard labeled “Indian Villages and Totem Poles, Howkan, Alaska,” by Winter & Pond, image circa 1897. This postcard was likely produced and sold by Winter &  Pond, and shows a frontal view of the Haida village of Gáwk’yaan (also known as Howkan village), including house fronts, totems, and canoes on the shoreline.

Item 24:           Black and white photo postcard of Chief Shakes Tribal House, Wrangell, Alaska, postmarked 1917. Image shows front view of house with totems and wooden structures in the background. Front contains a description of the house and about the totems.

Item 25:           Photograph postcard labeled “Wrangell Totems,” by Gowen Sutton Co, Vancouver, BC, circa 1920. Images shows the face of the Kadashan totems and house.

Item 26:           Colored art postcard reading “Kla-how-ya (Hello) from Totem Pole Land – 1858 BC’s Centennial Year 1958,” by G. M. Abrams-Lytton, Kla-how-ya Crafts, Nanaimo, BC, 1958. Reverse discusses the Masked Cannibal Dance, or Dlugwola or Finding-a-Supernatural-Treasure dance, of the Kwakiutl Tribe.

Item 27:           Color postcard photo of “Native Women Weaving Baskets, Alaska.” Image was taken in 1897 at Sitka by Winter & Pond.

Item 28:           Color stereoview of “Sitka Bay, Indians in Canoe, Sitka, Alaska,” circa 1900. Reverse discusses the Sitka area.

Item 29:           Color postcard of “Old Witch Doctor and Nugget Shop, Juneau, Alaska,” postmarked 1938. Reverse tells the story of the Old Witch Totem from Sukwan and provides information about the Nugget Shop.

Item 30:           Photograph postcard of "Chief Shakes House - Totems & War Canoe, Wrangell - Alaska," produced by Scenic Photo Publishing Co., Seattle, circa 1915. Small print on front of canoe reads “Shakes Canoe – Brown Bear.” Original photograph taken by Ed. Partridge.

Item 31:           Aerial photograph postcard of Tsimshian town “Metlakatla, Alaska,” circa 1900. Image shows view of the town and streets.

Item 32:           Black and white postcard with photograph of the Haida village of Gáwk’yaan (also known as Howkan village), labeled “Indian Village near Ketchikan, Alaska,” circa 1910. “Sold by Anna B. Caspersen, Ketchikan, Alaska.” View shows the front of three clan houses with totems and canoes on the shoreline.

Item 33:           Stereoview of “New Metlakantla, Indian Home,” by European & American Views, 1897. Image shows family at Metlakatla, AK sitting on the front porch of their home. Reverse contains handwritten inscription “Martha E. Cooke, Christmas, 1900, no. 4.”

Item 34:           Stereoview of “Alaska Indians,” produced by the Keystone View Company, circa 1900. View shows a Haida family in a canoe in shallow waters, while background captures scene of an unidentified village, clan house with totems. SHI is looking to identify where this picture was taken. Note: A Stereoview photograph featuring the exact same photograph issued by Underwood & Underwood labeled this image as “Among the Modern Hyda [sic] Indians—starting on a hunting trip—Alaska.”

Item 35:           Stereoview of “Indian War Canoe,” by the Centennial Photographic Company, 1876. Photo was taken in 1876 at the American centennial celebration held in Philadelphia, PA. NOTE: As of March 2008 the Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, housed this original canoe. According to curators there the canoe is Nootka made, Haida decorated, Kwakiutl owned and was purchased from a dealer at Alert by James G. Swan in 1875, displayed in Philadelphia in 1876, and donated to the Smithsonian in 1877. According to Swan’s original correspondence—held by the Smithsonian—the canoe was “painted by Geneskeles, brother of Head Chief of Laskeek, Queen Charlotte Islands.” The original canoe is cataloged as: E26785-0, Dugout Canoe (Full Size).

Item 36:           Postcard labeled “Thlingit Village, Sitka, Alaska,” published by The Puget Sound News Company, Seattle Wash. Leipzig-Berlin, circa 1900. Image captures a view of the Sitka Indian Village looking from the water toward the village, shows boats in water and houses along the coastline.

Item 37:           Postcard colored photograph of “Chiefs and Totem Poles, Kake, Alaska,” produced by Lowman & Hanford, Co., Seattle, photograph by Case & Draper, postmarked 1913 from Wrangell, Alaska. Note; these two men are not ‘Native Chiefs’, but rather white Kake settlers and collectors of Native art. The man in the Chilkat blanket is Fred Sepp and with the drum is Ernest Kirberger. See E.L. Keithahn's book Monuments in Cedar, p. 73 for more information.

Item 38:           Color postcard of “Metlakatla, Alaska. Built entirely by Indians, showing Father Duncan’s Church,” produced by Lowman & Hanford S. & P. Co, Seattle, circa 1910. View shows an aerial view of the town, with main church in view.

Item 39:           Photograph postcard of “Totem Klinkwan near Wrangell,” produced by the Post Card Mfg Co., Crawfordsville, Ind., circa 1920. Photo is of a large carved eagle figure/totem, black and white image.

Item 40:           Photograph postcard labeled “Totems, Wrangell, Alaska” produced by the Post Card Mfg Co., Crawfordsville, Ind., circa 1920. Image captures a view of one main clan house with totems. It appears that this is not Wrangell, but perhaps a Haida village.

Item 41:           Photograph postcard of “Chilkat Dancers” of the “Alaska Indian Arts” posing in costume with Lynn Canal in the background, photo by Carl W. Heinmiller, circa 1975.

Item 42:           Color postcard image of “Totem Poles, Massett, Q.C. Islands,” by T. N. Hibben & Co., Victoria, B.C., circa 1900.

Item 43:           Postcard of “Native Curios, Alaska” showing a Chilkat blanket and other art items, by P.E. Kern of Skagway, circa 1900.

Item 44:           Stereoview photograph of USA “President [Warren G.] and Mrs. Harding and Official Party Before Great Alaskan Totem Pole at Sitka,” produced by the Keystone View Company, circa 1921-1923. Reverse contains a write-up of the author’s interpretation about the meaning and significance of totem poles, with little mention of US President Warren G. Harding.

Item 45:           Postcard of a “Chilkat Blanket, Alaska” by P.E. Kern of Skagway, Alaska, postmarked 1913.

Item 46:           Color postcard of “Killisnoo Natives Arriving at Sitka to Attend Potlatch,” by Case & Draper, 1904. Shows approximately 13 canoes on the water filled with Tlingit who are wearing regalia while each canoe has an American flag flying. Note: This event captures the arrival of individuals for the noted Kaagwaantaan potlatch of 1904, sometimes erroneously referred to as the “Last Great Potlatch.”

Item 47:           Postcard photograph of "Native Alaska Baskets," by P. E. Kern, Skagway, Alaska, circa 1900. Image show 11 weaved baskets and one weaving over a glass bottle.

Item 48:           Color postcard of "Kake, Alaska," photo by Case & Draper, circa 1900 [?], postcard produced by Lowman & Hanford Co. Seattle.

Item 49:           Postcard of historic photo showing “Chilkat Indians at Killisnoo Alaska,” by La Roche of Seattle, image circa 1900; postcard produced circa 2002 by the Huntington Library, CA as part of the Women of the West postcard series.

Item 50:           Color postcard photograph of "Shake's Grave Totems, Wrangell, Alaska," circa 1925. Reverse reads "These totems mark the grave of the uncle of the present chief. Titles always pass to the sister's son."

Item 51:           Color postcard of "Scunda, Medicine Man, Alaska," produced by Lowman & Hanford, postmarked 1908 at Wrangell, AK.

Item 52:           Color photograph postcard with reverse reading “Chilkat Indian dancers, in colorful tribal costumes, entertain visitors at historic Port Chilkoot, Haines, Alaska,” photo by H. S. Crocker, postcard published by Milepost Photo, circa 1970.

Item 53:           Color postcard showing "Native basket makers and venders, Killisnoo, Alaska," produced by the Pacific Coast Steamship Co., Totem Pole Route, circa 1915.

Item 54:           Color postcard showing a "street scene" of Tlingit women selling spruce root baskets and other goods at Sitka, Alaska, produced by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, circa 1910.

Item 55:           Color postcard labeled “Kak-Won-Ton, Indians’ Patlatch [sic], Sitka, Alaska,” photo by E. W. Merrill, 1904. Postcard shows Tlingit of Angoon dressed in regalia and displaying items on the porch of a house. This group was attending the noted Kaagwaantaan potlatch of 1904, sometimes erroneously known as the ‘Last Great Potlatch’. Identification via Harold Jacobs, Annie Paul Jacobs, and Mary Thom John via Alaska’s Digital Archives.

FRONT ROW L-R: Kashaxaaw (George Johnson) Deisheetaan- Raven House, wearing Sleeping Man headdress Kaateenaa (Peter Dick) Deisheetaan- Basket Bay Arch House, wearing dragonfly shirt. Kwaal Eesh (Jimmy Hanson) Deisheetaan- Steel House, wearing Dragonfly Headdress (purchased in 1985 and donated by a private collector to Kootznoowu; on loan to the Alaska State Museum) Woolshook (Little Jack) Deisheetaan- Freshwater Spring House, wearing Bear Hat Kaakwajee (Andrew Dick) Deisheetaan- Basket Bay Arch House, holding a Keelt’ (Larry Jackson) Dakl’aweidí- Killerwhale House, (child wearing Chilkat Robe) Yaxlahaat (Annie Jack) Teikweidí- Valley House, dressed as a “naa kaani”. Kootla.aa (John Fred) Wooshkeetaan- Fort House, dressed as a “naa kaani”. SECOND ROW L-R Deiyikt’aa (Tom Phillips) Kiks.ádi- Strong House, wearing Beaver Hat from paternal grandfathers’ Unknown X’aw (Mary Jones) Teikweidí- Bear House Aayaax (Sam Johnson) Deisheetaan- Raven House, wearing Hawk Headdress Yeilk’ ( ) Deisheetaan- Steel House, wearing Raven Headdress [PC] Unknown S. Kein (Harry Scott) L’eeneidí- Dog Salmon House BACK ROW L-R L.aangooshu (Billy Jones) Deisheetaan- Raven Bones House, w/ Raven Married to Killerwhale Song Leader’s Paddle Kichnaalx (Killisnoo Jake) Deisheetaan- Steel House, wearing Atseiyi S’aaxw (Sheltered Area Under a Tree Hat) [PC] and the Multiplying Wolf Chilkat Tunic Kaa tlein (John Paul, Jr.) Deisheetaan- Needlefish House, w/ Beaver Song Leader’s Paddle Yeilnaawu (Dick Yetlma) Deisheetaan- Raven House, wearing Beaver Chilkat Shirt from the Needlefish House L’axkeik’w (Jimmy Albert) Deisheetaan- Freshwater Spring House, holding Bear Song Leader’s Paddle Shaawat Goox (Mary Albert) Dakl’aweidí- Killerwhale Tooth House, dressed as a “naa káani”. Kaaxoo.át’ch ( ) Deisheetaan- End of the Trail House, wearing Beaver Ears and wearing the Raven Shirt currently in the Seattle Art Museum Took’ (Charlie John) Deisheetaan- House Standing Sideways, wearing the Floating Island Robe Aanxisxaa (Pete Johnson) Deisheetaan- Raven’s Bones House (man in doorway wearing a “crown”)

Item 56:           Color postcard labeled “Indian Totem Poles, Prince of Whales Island, Alaska,” circa 1900. Showcased a view of homes and totems at a Haida village.

Item 57:           Black and white photograph postcard showing “Indians Racing Canoes, Juneau, Alaska,” produced by the Albertype Co., NY, circa 1904.

Item 58:           Color photograph postcard of "Chilkat Blanket Dancers before the Raven screen at the entrance of the Tribal House, Port Chilkoot, Alaska," photo by Carl W. Heinmiller, postmarked 1963.

Item 59:           Color postcard of “Town Chief Weha’s Home, Massett, BC,” by the Adolph Selige, Pub. Co., St. Louis, circa 1900.

Item 60:           Photograph postcard of “Yaxte Big Dipper Totem, Juneau, Alaska,” photo by Oroway, circa 1900.

Item 61:           Non-Native men climbing on a totem pole, photographer and location unknown, circa 1900.

Item 62:           Photograph postcard showing miniature “Thlinget Totems, Alaska,” by P. E. Kern, Skagway, Alaska, circa 1900. Totems perhaps carved a Kern’s store in Skagway.

Item 63:           Photograph postcard labeled “Potlatch Dancers, Alaska,” photo by Winter & Pond. Image was taken at Hlaankw’áan (translated as Bark Village, also known as Klinkwan), circa 1890s, and shows nine men in ceremonial clothing standing in front of a clan house.

Item 64:           Color postcard reading “A Tlingit Indian Beauty,” produced by Alaska Joe, circa 1900. This postcard shows a Tlingit woman with a Tlingit crown, Chilkat blanket, necklaces, and no shirt (bare breasts are mostly covered). The image was quite sexually provocative for its period.

Item 65:           Color postcard reading “Auk-Si-Eager, Ft. Wrangle, Alaska, photo copyrighted by F. H. Nowell,” circa 1900. Postcard shows a Tlingit or Haida woman in plain cloths seated on a bentwood box with a totem pole at her back, she wears numerous gold rings and bracelets.

Item 66:           Brown and white photograph postcard labeled “The Dancers,” who were identified on the postcard as “Kaw-claa” and “Prince Stene-tu,” photo by Case & Draper, 1910. This staged image shows a Tlingit woman and male youth in traditional regalia with ethnographic items.

Item 67:           Black and white photo labeled “Figure Head on Indian Canoe,” photo by Frank P. Nowell, 1903. According to sources studied by Harold Jacobs, this picture shows an Eagle Canoe Prow Figure "from either the Kaagwaanta<wbr>an Bear House or their Killerwhal<wbr>e House in Klukwan." This item is presently in the possession of the Field Museum.</wbr></wbr>

<wbr><wbr> Item 68:           Color photo postcard of “Saxman, Alaska” showing two Native men in traditional regalia waving hello with a totem-like halibut carving in the background, copyright Artic Circle Enterprises, circa 2000.

Item 69:           Color photo postcard of “Saxman, Alaska” showing two Native men in traditional regalia with Native art painted on wood in the background, copyright Artic Circle Enterprises, circa 2000.

Item 70:           Black and white photograph postcard of “Indian Totem – Prince Rupert, B.C.,” circa 1920, photographer unknown.

Item 71:           Stereoview photograph showing the “Indian Village on Ocean Front, Juneau City, Alaska,” by the Ingersoll View Company, circa 1900. Photo captures a view of what was known as ‘Indian Village’ in Juneau, with houses and canoes along the water. This coast area is now located where Willoughby Ave runs, and the coast has been covered with mining tailings.

Item 72:           Stereoview photograph labeled “A Native Home, with its Totem Poles and Laundry Pool, Alaska,” by Underwood and Underwood, 1902. This photo captures a view of three Haida women and a child doing laundry [?] in a tide pool at Gáwk’yaan (also known as Howkan village). Background shows totems and housing.

Item 73:           Color postcard photograph of the Herring Rock Chilkat Blanket, held by Sitka National Historical Park, circa 1990, photo by Dan Kuehn.

Item 74:           Color postcard of “Alaska Indian Merchants. A Familiar Sight,” unknown photographer, produced by Lowman and Hanford, Seattle, WA, circa 1900. Image captures Tlingit women selling their wares (basketry, beadwork, and other) on the docs of Juneau, Alaska.

Item 75:           Black and white photograph postcard of “Bear Totem, Klinkwan, near Wrangell, Alaska,” photographer unknown, circa 1900.

Item 76:           Black and white photograph postcard of “One Legged Fisherman Totem, Wrangell, Alaska,” photographer unknown, circa 1900.

Item 77:           Aluminum postcard with black and white image of “Chief Ano-Tlosh, Head Chief of the Taku Tribe” in traditional regalia, photograph by Case & Draper, circa 1900. Two corners of this postcard are chipped and are slightly corroded.

Item 78:           Black and white postcard photograph of “Kaw-Claa, a Thlinget Maiden from Chilkat,” photograph by Case & Draper, 1909. Image shows Kaw-Claa wrapped in a hide blanket with jewelry and with one bare breast exposed.

Item 79:           Photograph postcard showing black and white image of “Shakes Totem,” unknown photographer, circa 1900. Image captures a partial view of the front of the Chief Shakes Community House, Wrangell, Alaska circa 1900 with a Tlingit man standing in front displaying a carved mask.

Item 80:           Stereoview of showing a view of “Mt. Emma, Paradise Bay,” near Sitka, Alaska, photo by T. W. Ingersoll, circa 1900.

Item 81:           Stereoview showing a view of “Klanc-kwan Grave Totems,” photo by T. W. Ingersoll, circa 1900. Image captures a view of totems at what appears to be a cemetery near either Klukwan or Klinkwan.

Item 82:           Stereoview labeled “The fantastic Potlatch Dancers, Indian Village of Klinkwan, Alaska,” copyright 1902 by Underwood & Underwood. Image shows eight men standing in front of a clan house in traditional regalia at Hlaankw’áan (translated as Bark Village, also known as Klinkwan).

Item 83:           Stereoview photograph labeled “Kasa Village, Sitka, Alaska,” photograph attributed to William H. Rau, circa 1900. Image captures a view of Haida houses and totems at Kasa’áan (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan village).

Item 84:           Photograph postcard showing “Native school girls, Kake, Alaska,” by P. E. Kern, postmarked 1909. Black and white image shows nine women and children seated outdoors wearing dresses.

Item 85:           Stereoview photograph showing “[USA] President [Warren G.] Harding and Old Chief Katlean, Alaskan Indian at Sitka, Alaska,” produced by the Keystone View Company, circa 1921-1923. Picture shows US President Harding shaking the hand of a Tlingit elder. Reverse contains a description of this meeting with a negative tone toward the Tlingit people.

Item 86:           Stereoview photograph showing “Killisnoo Chief’s House,” by T. W. Ingersoll, undated, circa 1890s. Shows view of a Tlingit home in the village of Killisnoo. Above the door of the home is a large and carved raven [?] figure.

Item 87:           Colored postcard showing a rendition of the “First Thanksgiving Day in Alaska, 1869,” by John Winsch, 1912. Rendition shows an American coming ashore with supplies for the “benefit” of Alaska Natives and Russians.

Item 88:           Stereoview photograph labeled “Idols of the Alaska Indians,” produced by the Continent Stereoscopic Company, circa 1878. Image shows a view of a Haida village, with three houses, two totems, and one canoe.

Item 89:           Photograph postcard labeled “Old community house, Old Kasaan, Alaska,” photograph by W. H. Case, circa 1890s. Shows a view of an old clan house at Kasa’áan (translated as Beautiful Village, also known as Kasaan Village).

Item 90:           Photograph showing Henry Denny Sr. at Saxman, Alaska teaching Tlingit youth about a totem pole and its corresponding history, photograph by Joseph Yolo for the US Forest Service, August 1941. Photograph taken as a public relations effort to document the Civilian Conservation Corps federal Works Relief Program when Tlingit and Haida carvers created Southeast Alaska’s totem parks.

Item 91:           Postcard photograph labeled “Alaska Native totem carver,” circa 1939, by Schallerer. It appears this image was taken during the Civilian Conservation Corps federal Works Relief Program when Tlingit and Haida carvers created Southeast Alaska’s totem parks.

Item 92:           Postcard photograph labeled “Old Lincoln Totem – Saxman, Alaska,” circa 1939, by Schallerer. This image was taken during the Civilian Conservation Corps federal Works Relief Program when Tlingit and Haida carvers created Southeast Alaska’s totem parks.

Item 93:           Postcard photograph of the “Sheldon Jackson School, Sitka,” circa 1935, photo by the Sitka Photo Shop.

Item 94:           Lantern slide showing a Haida man standing next to the Haida house and totem at Skidegate, circa 1880s, photograph likely by Ingersoll. Label on glass lantern slide reads “Indian carved totem, Queen Charlotte Islands,” and “The Free Library of Philadelphia.” For more information about this totem and house see Wright, Northern Haida Master Carvers (2001): pp. 219-20.

Item 95:           Postcard photograph labeled “Nugget Shop – Juneau, Alaska,” showing the Juneau-based curio show which sold Native art (largely Tlingit), circa 1900, photo by Robinson.

Item 96:           Postcard photograph showing John Kian of Ketchikan the “son of Thlinket Chief of Kintahook family” in a Chilkat tunic, circa 1900, produced by Forest J. Hunt of Ketchikan.

Item 97:           Postcard cyanotype photograph showing the Sheldon Jackson School, circa 1933 [postcard originally accompanied a 1933 SHS school catalog], produced by the Sheldon Jackson School Print Shop.

Item 98:           Postcard photograph showing the Tsimshian musical band of Metlakatla with instruments on the wharf at Metlakatla, postmarked 1907. Label on photo reads “A Portion of Metlakahtla Indian Band, on Wharf at Metlakahtla with Rev. Wm. Duncan.” [sic]

Item 99:           Stereoview photographs showing the outside and front of a Juneau curio shop, circa 1880s, produced by the European & American Views company. View captures the merchandise for sale at this curio shop, including Tlingit art.

Item 100:         Cabinet card from set showing the Juneau Indian Village, photographer unknown, dated 1895. Description: shows houses, canoes, and people along the beach of the Juneau Indian Village. Note: reverse contains description of the village by the American photographer, making note that graves lie above and behind the village.

Item 101:         Cabinet card from set showing the Kadashan totem poles and house at Kaachxan.áak’w (Little Lake Accessible to the People), also known as the Wrangell Indian Village, photographer unknown 1895. Note: reverse contains the photographer’s opinion of the totem poles and the local Native culture.

Item 102:         Cabinet card from set showing Tlingit women selling berries in front of the Sitka Trading Post, photographer unknown, dated July 30, 1895. Note: reverse contains photographer’s description of the photo and women selling berries.

Item 103:         Cabinet card from set showing a mining camp or building up Silver Bow Basin above Juneau, photographer unknown, 1895.

Item 104:         Black and white photograph showing Tlingit artist Leo Marks carving an old woman mask for the Alaska Indian Arts [Co-op], while high school student and Tlingit youth Sue Clayton looks over his work, likely at Juneau, 1972. Reverse contains description of photo, stating that a grant funded the creation of some of these art items for Russian museums.

Item 105:         Small black and white lantern slide showing miners working at Wright Creek, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, circa 1890s. Label on reverse of slide states two Haida men are shown and were working on the mining operation.

Item 106:         Black and white photograph labeled “old Indian carving wood” and appears to concern a Tlingit man carving at a camp-house attributed near Sitka, circa 1910.

Item 107:         Black and white photograph of Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer posing on the UAS campus, unlisted Associated Press photographer, dated 12/23/87. This image was used in a news article by APN Sunday article “with Sue Cross” that printed 1/10/1988 on “Tlingit Literature” and the Dauenhauer’s work to document Tlingit oral traditions. [Image sold by Associated Press and obtained by SHI.]

Item 108:         Black and white photograph and profile headshot of Tlingit lawyer William Lewis Paul Sr., dated Feb. 6, 1972, photographer indecipherable. Photograph used in untitled news article by religion editor Ray Ruppert, article attached to reverse of photograph. [Image sold by Associated Press and obtained by SHI.]

Item 109:         Black and white photograph and profile headshot of Tlingit lawyer Fred Paul, dated circa 1/10/1984, photograph by Peter Liddell of the Seattle Times. [Image sold by Associated Press and obtained by SHI.]

Item 110:         Black and white photograph of an unidentified Tlingit or Haida man in regalia, circa 1920s.

Item 111:         Black and white postcard photograph of the Chief Kashakes home and totems at the village of T’éesh Kwáan Xagu, known as Saxman, Alaska, undated, but postmarked 1929.

Item 112:         Postcard photograph of two Tlingit men at Ketchikan, one in regalia, postcard labeled “Tlinket Chief Ka-Sheesh and Nephew—His Residence and Totem Pole at Ketchikan, Alaska,” circa 1900, handwritten date of 1909, photo by Case & Draper. The clan hat worn in this image is the K’ijook S’aaxw (Golden Eagle Hat).

Item 113:         Photograph capturing Tlingit men operating fish traps on the Chilkoot River, near Klukwan/Haines, Alaska, circa 1920. Removed from photo album that labeled this picture as being “Chilkat Indians.”

Item 114:         Photograph capturing Tlingit men operating fish traps on the Chilkoot River, near Klukwan/Haines, Alaska, with structure in the background, circa 1920. Removed from photo album that labeled this picture as being “Chilkat Indians.”

Item 115:         Photograph capturing primarily Yakutat Tlingit dancers who had come to Sitka in December 1904 for the noted Kaagwaantaan potlatch, sometimes erroneously known as the Last Great Potlatch. [Note: Most individuals in this picture have been identified by name via Minnie Johnson of Yakutat, which is in Under Mount Saint Elias].

Item 116:         Postcard photograph of the Gaanax.ádi clan Chief Johnson House in Ketchikan with the Gijook (Golden Eagle) totem pole in front, circa 1900. Photographer unlisted.

Item 117:         Colored lantern slide labeled “Chilkat family group” that was used as part of a Philadelphia k-12 school curriculum, undated. Photographer unlisted. Image shows a staged view of Tlingit family life, also shows art and weaving on a partially complete Chilkat robe.

Item 118:         Postcard photograph labeled “Potlatch Dance, Carcross, Yukon, Canada,” undated, circa 1910, and shows a picture of circa twenty Tlingit individuals in regalia posing outdoors.

Item 119:         Stereoview photograph labeled “Fort Wrangell, Indian Village,” dated 1868, photo by Eadward Muybridge, and shows a view of the Wrangell Indian Village with six Tlingit individuals standing in front of the village.

Item 120:         Postcard photograph showing a Tlingit woman standing in front of a clan house post, postcard labeled “Chilkat Indians,” photographer unknown, undated. Note: this house post, one of a pair, was reportedly from the Galyáx Kwáan area, formerly at “Tlingit community house between Katalla and Yakataga Beach.” It was removed from a community house by Dr. William Chase during the early 1900s, but was lost in a fire when Chase’s home burned. See Edward Keithan, Monuments in Cedar (1963): 57.

Item 121:         Mounted photograph showing the Native band and graduates of the Sheldon Jackson School, Sitka, undated, photograph by E.W. Merrill. Reverse text reads “Sitka Indian Band - all former students of Sitka Training School.” [stored with oversized photos]

Item 122:         Stereoview photograph of U.S. President Warren G. Harding reviewing salmon at the Tsimshian reservation and Annette Island Packing Company cannery, Metlakatla, photographer unknown, 1923.

Item 123:         Postcard photograph of a group photo of female Tsimshian cannery workers posing outdoors at the Metlakatla fish cannery, undated, photo by Schallers.

    

Item 126:         Photograph showing Tlingit man Louis Shotridge posing in front of Tlingit at.óow (clan objects) on display at University of Pennsylvania Museum, dated 2/11/1928, photographer unlisted but former newspaper/press image. Reverse contains press release information related to the original news story and photo.



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