[Alaska]: c. 1905.
90 black and white photos measuring mostly 7 x 5 inches, mounted to the leaves of the album. Oblong 8vo. Covers off, some photos scuffed, water stains, pieces missing. WH/2/. Item #304775
A collection of photos including images of the U.S. Revenue Cutter (USRC) Manning and her crew. Designed as a cruising cutter for the Revenue Cutter Service, the Manning was commissioned on 8 January, 1898. After service with the U.S. Navy during the Spanish-American War, the Manning returned to revenue cutter service and was assigned to the Bering Sea Patrol from 1900-1916. During the 1905 Bering Sea cruise, the crew of the Manning distributed boxes of clothing to natives of Attu and Atka that were provided by the Women's National Relief Association and some photos may possibly be from that cruise.
Native-Alaskan images include 7 photos of women weaving several styles of baskets (3 of these images are taken outside and show the exterior of Barabaras, the oblong, semi-subterranean, sod-covered dwellings used by the Aleut tribe, while one of these images shows the interior of a Barabara); 7 images of individual, groupings, and close-ups of finshed baskets; 2 photos of Aleutian Islanders listening to a phonograph (apparently for the first time); and 2 images of Aleut children and an adult outside of a Barabara.
Images of the Manning and her crew include the ship at dock; the Manning's six-member racing crew rowing in the harbor; the full crew on deck, in dress uniform; interior images of the ship, a group photo of seven officers in uniform; and the enlisted crew exercising on a dock.
Other photos include snow-capped mountains, rock formations and other natural scenery, plants, and flowers.
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