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The youngest children at the Kanakanak orphanage

The youngest children at the Kanakanak orphanage gathered for a group photo. Most of their parents were killed by diseases such as influenza and tuberculosis. The orphanage was open between 1919 and 1930. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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