[Fort Chilkoot region]
Colonel and Mrs. Ellis Altfather Film collection
Colonel Altfather (Filmmaker)Ellis Altfather (Filmmaker)
The first section includes intertitles is titled "Transportation in Alaska." Footage includes a car on a narrow road and being pulled through snow by horses, Native men in a small boat poling on a river, a boat identified as a "war canoe," men with horses in a pack-train, a man on snowshoes, sled dog teams pulling sleds, ocean travel on a ship in rough seas, a White Pass and Yukon Railroad rotary snowplow working and travel on the route, a flying boat, aerial views of the A-J mine in Juneau, a puppy pulling a child on a small sled followed by an intertitle of "the end". Additional footage includes a young boy and man walking a black bear on a chain, troops on snowshoes and skiis in parade grounds at Fort Chilkoot, a child playing in snow, a man shovelling snow, a child sledding, people riding in a dogsled and mushing through a town and woods, men with a horse drawn sled, children sledding and skiing, a young girl, people with a baby during baptism, family scenes with children inside a home, and couples including a military officer dancing and mugging for the camera.
16mm film; b&w; sound
RailroadsHorsesAutomobilesIndigenous peoplesBoatsSnowshoes & snowshoeingDogsleddingDog teamsSleds & sleighsSnow removalDogsBearsBaptisms
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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