Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Bob and Evangeline Atwood Alaska Resource Center
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Anchorage, AK 99501
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Guide prepared by: Sara Piasecki, Photo Archivist

TITLE: Point Hope Photographs



Dates: circa 1930s

Extent: 10 items

Language and Scripts: The collection is in English.

Name of creator(s): Emma E. Brown

Administrative/Biographical History:
No information was available on Emma E. Brown at the time of processing.

Scope and Content Description:
The collection consists of 10 black-and-white photographs of people and places in Point Hope,
Alaska, taken circa 1930s. A slip of paper with contemporary manuscript notes indicates that
two of the photographs (.1, .10) were taken by Emma E. Brown. For more information, see
Detailed Description of Collection.

Arrangement: Not applicable


Restrictions on Access: The collection is open for research use.

Physical Access: Original items in good condition.

Technical Access: No special equipment is needed to access the materials.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:
The Anchorage Museum is the owner of the materials and makes available reproductions for
research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the
Anchorage Museum before any reproduction use. The Anchorage Museum does not
necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission
for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation:
Point Hope Photographs, Anchorage Museum, B1996.034


Acquisition and Appraisal Information
The collection was purchased by the Museum in 1996. The envelope in which the photos were
housed referenced Arthur Watrous. No other information about provenance was available at
the time of processing.

B1998.027 Arthur Watrous Collection

Frankson, Dinah O., 1909-1993
Inupiat—Alaska—Point Hope
Reindeer herding—Alaska
Sod houses—Alaska
White whale hunting—Alaska
Point Hope (Alaska)

Detailed Description of the Collection
1 — Chewing mukluk soles [young woman wearing print dress and wristwatch working shoe sole; at AFN 2013, woman identified as Dinah Frankson]
2 — [three women wearing fur parkas standing next to log cabin, two women holding young children. At AFN 2015, woman in center identified as Enunga, woman at right as Soolook, from Little Diomede]
3 — Outside a sod igloo [man wearing Western-style clothing, woman wearing print parka, and young girl wearing fur parka standing outside barabara]
4 — On the trail. On the trail going toward Pt. Hope [musher and dog team pulling loaded sled crossing snowy tundra]
5 — Reindeer & Eskimo herder [man standing on tundra making notations in ledger, herd of reindeer in background]
6 — Baby goes to ride [woman wearing fur parka standing outside in winter, carrying baby, building in background. At AFN 2015, tentatively identified as Elsie Adams of Kotzebue]
7 — [man and two women wearing fur parkas standing outside house holding bird carcass, possibly tundra swan. At AFN 2015, woman identified as Ticasuk Emily Ivanoff Brown]
8 — [man and children gathered around beluga whale carcass on beach, houses in background]
9 — Entrance to igloo [woman wearing parka standing in entrance to dwelling, snow blocks piled up around entrance, shovels in snow at right]
10 — Ida Jane chewing mukluk soles [young woman standing outdoors next to wood-shingle buildings, working shoe sole] Guide updated: November 10, 2015