Author Archives: Medeia Csoba DeHass

News form The Frontiersman – 1947

This week, a gentleman donated a series of issues of The Frontiersman, a biweekly newspaper published in Seldovia. The collection covers several issues of the paper mainly from the year 1947. Savanna Bradley, the Collection Manager of the Pratt Museum, … Continue reading

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Old Church History, Passage Island Fox Farm, and News from the Past

Here are three photographs from the Pratt Museum’s collection connected to John Herbert and Passage Island. I have mentioned him in a post a few years ago, when I was working with the Alaska Commercial Company (ACC) collection in at … Continue reading

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Archaeological finds and old photos of Nanwalek

According to the Pratt Museum’s catalog this aerial photo of Nanwalek (PM 2001-014-0006) was taken sometimes between 1956 and 1974. The old church is clearly visible on the hillside with one of the small paths leading to it. I was surprised … Continue reading

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Four more photos from the Pratt Museum’s Archives (1890s-1930s)

This photo of a seining party in 1892 at Port Graham is originally from the National Archives (NARA) (22-FFA-461), but a copy is available at the Pratt Museum (1999-001-0003). According to the National Archive’s copyright policy this is a publicly available … Continue reading

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Port Graham School Children 1934

Here is another photo from the Smith Family photograph collection (PM 2005-020-0073). Feel free to comment here on the website or on the post at the Sugpiaq group on Facebook. Due to copyright issues, the photograph is only visible here … Continue reading

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Pratt Museum – Smith Family Historic photograph collection

I have found these photos while I was working on putting together the Sugpiaq Catalog at the Pratt Museum. They are provided here as a part of the Smith Family Historic photograph collection at the Pratt Museum Photo Archives. Because … Continue reading

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