[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]. Alaska, Western Photographica.
[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]
[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]
[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]
[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]
[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]

[Vernacular Photograph Album Containing Early Images of Fairbanks]

Fairbanks: 1908-1926. Thirty-nine original photographs, corner-mounted in a contemporary brown leather photograph album, many images with faint pencil captions in the left margin. Moderate rubbing and edge wear, soft cracks to each cover. Light wear to a handful of images. Very good. Item #2363

A unique assemblage of photographs documenting Fairbanks, Alaska in the early-20th century. The images capture life in early Fairbanks, including street scenes, cabins and buildings, a parade, flower and vegetable gardens, the fire department, a group of women quilting, scenes in a mining or logging camp, men chopping wood, and more. One image pictures a large trophy cup "Presented to F.C.C. by J.L. Sale" in 1908; Sale had a jewelry store in Fairbanks at the time. A number of the initial photographs in the album are captioned in pencil, faint now but certainly possible to decipher by a scholar. One such caption next to a woman in fine dress reads, "A Blossom in Alaska."

Price: $750.00