AUGUST COHN COLLECTION. Photographs, 1915-1917.

August Cohn was a civil engineer and surveyor with the Alaska Engineering
Commission. Hi work focused on the original Anchorage town site. He was also involved
with work on many bridges constructed along the Alaska Railroad from Seward to

This collection contains 298 black and white photos taken by August Cohn during his
work with the Alaska Engineering Commission, 1915-1917. The photos focus on the
Anchorage town site area, including images of construction, railroad buildings and
equipment, anchorage residents and their families, houses, cabins, and local businesses.

Donated to the Anchorage Museum by Mr. Cohn’s Daughter, Helen Copeland, in 1997

Collection Number B97.22