|Creator:||Broadbent, Alfred L|
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Photographs are accompanied by manuscript captions. Of the loose photographs, most are inscribed with the initials "A.L.B" with the exception of single images credited to Curtis of Seattle, T. Saiki, and McMurry of Port Townsend, Washington Territory.
Alfred L. Broadbent (A.L.B.?) was an engineer on the U.S.S. Bear, a revenue cutter active in the Arctic during the 1890s.
Also included are portraits of school children at the mission school at Unalaska, and of native Aleutes [sic] and Esquimo [sic] aboard ship and in villages and of their dwellings, boats and totems.
Some views are commercially produced, though most appear to be personal photographs. There are individual and group portraits of the crews, passengers and officers of several ships, both on board and on shore, and a listing of the crew of the Bear appears on the fly leaf of the album. The photographs also record whalers and other ships encountered along the way.
1 album (76 photographic prints) : b & w ; 19 x 28 cm.
121 photographic prints : b & w ; 11.2 x 19.5 cm. on mounts 13.3 x 21.3 cm. or smaller.
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