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A well-dressed group of tourists


In 1905, Alaska attracted more than gold miners and businessmen looking to make their fortunes in the gold fields. This well-dressed group of tourists posed for a photograph by P. S. Hunt during their July 23 excursion to Columbia Glacier. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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