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Historical Photographs of Kotzebue Alaska
Page 9 July, 1950

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This page has photos provided by Joel M Halpern
who visited in Summer of 1950.

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Joel M Halpern 1950
Local group which performs for tourists doing pantomine dances

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Two women fliers at airport

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Rear view of house and oil drums, vegetable garden in foreground, arctic summer is short but sun is out 24 hours a day Casa de Paga Gold Mine

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Kotzebue, DC-3 at landing trip, Wien Alaska Airlines

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Administrative buildings Kotzebue

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Further away from Kotzebue along shore

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Waterfront at Kotzebue, sea plane with floats and fishing boats

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Houses along shore including local store

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Local trawler

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Joel M Halpern 1950

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Big sister 15, who has finished elementary school and her two little brothers

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Young girl in caribou skin coat returning from store

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Getting a haircut in the brush near Kotzebue

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Women dancing using rattles accompanied by the drumbeat and canting of the men

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Housing

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This house with its covered entryway belong to one of the local white entrepeneurs

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An Eskimo home, there are no trees in the area and so the lumber used is that saved from previous houses or driftwood It is very expensive to have lumber

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Joel M Halpern 1950
The hospital which was subsequently destroyed in a fire. The Alaska Native Service provided the facilties

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Graveyard

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Overview graveyard

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Joel M. Halpern on outing to hunt for Beluga white whales with two local Eskimo

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More modern house with multi paned windows, grave is in foreground

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Cutting up Beluga skin after whaling

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Muktuk or Belgua skin drying

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Joel M Halpern 1950
Husband and wife John Nelson Sr and Lucy Nelson


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JMH with Catholic priest who had recently arrived from Ireland

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John Nelson Sr and Lucy Nelson family camp

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Dried salmon (arctic chr)

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Closeup of salmon on drying racks

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Casa de Paga Gold Mine near Deering

Casa de Paga Gold Mine near Deering
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Photos provided by Joel M. Halpern (Contact "jmhalpern(at)anthro.umass.edu")

Mukluk Telegraph (.pdf)
Nice snippet of life from June, 1950!

Judaic Studies and Me
Kotzebue Visit page 456.


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