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Nowell, Frank H. (1864-1941) Eight Photographs Taken in Alaska, c. 1905.

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
462
Sold for:
$984$800

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Nowell, Frank H. (1864-1941) Eight Photographs Taken in Alaska, c. 1905.
Black-and-white silver gelatin print photographs with borders on thin paper, each mounted and set behind a mat, depicting Alaska Natives at a church service in Nome; an "Eskimo Grave" in Teller; a full-length portrait of two Alaska Native girls from Kings Island; a head-and-shoulders portrait of an Alaska Native girl; a mass group photograph taken outside the Kotzebue Mission, in Cape Blossom, "Arctic Mining & Trading Company's Launch" in Teller; a group of European settlers dressed for a pageant, including a male lady liberty; and an outdoor shot of a large group outside the schoolhouse at the Kotzebue Mission; each photograph 8 x 10 in., the two group shots with a penciled "X" over the head of one person, toning, some dog-eared corners, a short tear in one. (8)
Estimate $800-1,200


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Alaska, Kotzebue Mission, Teller, Arctic Mining & Trading Company, Kings Island, head

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