Indian River Rapids . Photograph by E.W. Merrill featured in the 1909 November issue of The Thlinget. . The photography of E.W. Merrill, which portrays life, landscapes, and the natural history surrounding Sitka, Alaska, was featured in several issues of the Thlinget. . The full run of The Thlinget will become available on #chroniclingamerica in the fall of 2017! . For more of E.W. Merrill's photographs check out the extensive E.W. Merrill Photograph Collection housed @sitkanps !
#mastheads come in all shapes & sizes and contain important information about the paper such as the title and slogan. They can be plain text or include #artwork like The Alaska Prospector! . Swipe left for a view of the full masthead!
#advertising - what is it good for? Absolutely everything! . At least it is if you're studying economic development of communities like Seward, Alaska in 1904! . In its first issue, published August 19,1904, The Seward Gateway had this to say about the growth of the town since work on the Alaska Central Railway @alaskarailroad began one year prior: . "People here can realize the wonderous change that has taken place because they have occular demonstration. Those at distant points have but to read the #advertisements in this issue to form a mental picture of the town."
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY... . A plea for the #preservation of scenic woodlands surrounding Skagway, AK printed in the July 18, 1901 issue of The Daily Alaskan. Six years later, under a presidential proclamation, the @tongassnatl (Tongass National Forest) would be created by Theodore Roosevelt. . "Those who do not care for natural beauties of the country may reasonably remain passive over the destruction of the forests, though people who have cast their lot here must certainly be alive not only to the destruction of valuable timber but to the commercial value of strikingly beautiful scenery." . For the full article check out the #AKDNP blog post @ akdnp.wordpress.com !
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY... . A July 12, 1899 interview with the Treadwell mines foreman, A. Hunter, describes the mines' production and operation and the lore behind the excavation site the "Glory Hole". . For the full scoop check out the #AKDNP blog post @ akdnp.wordpress.com
A little humor to start your week off: . From the Sept. 3, 1915 issue of the Daily Alaskan, comic Charley Chaplin's Comic Capers, "He Emulates the Frisky Cowboys", created by Stuart Carothers . Swipe left for the full strip!
Quote from the Foreword of the first issue of the Alaska Daily Empire, published on Nov. 2, 1912. . "The Empire desires to bear a modest part in the upbuilding of Alaska and in the betterment of the conditions which environ its people. It will always be found to have the courage of its convictions on all matters of public moment..." . For the full quote check out our Opening Statement blog post @ akdnp.wordpress.com !
WHAT'S NEXT ....... Starting Fall 2017 the #alaskastatelibrary will begin to make 100,000 pages of historical Alaskan newspapers available to the public through #chroniclingamerica (chroniclingamerica.loc.gov). . Watch for the next post to see which newspapers will be digitized!