[Lounsbury film collection 7]
George Lounsbury collection
George Lounsbury (Collector)
Footage includes aerial views of Nome; the Nome waterfront; aerial views of Seward peninsula; a mining operation; a truck pulling a long length of pipe; a Mirow Air Service Loening flying boat airplane; a dredge operating on Seward peninsula; a Pacific Alaska Airways Lockheed Electra; a Caterpillar and power shovel working at a placer gold mining operation; men cleaning up gold in a sluice box; various views of a working placer mining operation; a small riverboat; brief views of Palmer; a hard rock mining operation in Hatcher Pass; an aerial tramway operating; an Alaska Railroad bus on rails; aerial views of Copper Center (?); aerial views of Fairbanks; a Northern Commercial Caterpillar shop on Second Avenue in Fairbanks; the interior of an office; railroad travel and family scenes; Ice Carnival parades in Fairbanks; Ice Carnival dog races and activities on the Chena River in 1940, 1946, and 1950; a barge trip with the riverboats Idler and Mudhen taking barges with Caterpillars and other equipment; and Cat train hauling freight through a wooded area and cross country to Wiseman in winter. Additional film has suffered water damage: footage includes the Lounsbury boys, a village along the ocean, a family and farm scenes from outside of Alaska, winter scenes in Fairbanks, boys shoveling off roof and playing in snow, and a family posing for photos.
16mm film; b&w; color; silent
PeninsulasMining equipmentAirplanesDredgesGold miningHydraulic miningSluicesBoatsAerial tramwaysRailroadTracklaying vehiclesWinter carnivalsParades & processionsDogsleddingSled dog racingDogsDog teamsBargesWinterVillages
AlaskaInterior AlaskaSouthcentral AlaskaWestern Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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