[Alaska traveling II circa 1926, Fairbanks and Cordova]
William O. Field Papers collection
William O. Field (Filmmaker)
This film is labeled, “Alaska 1925 or 1927” and “Alaska Travelling II 1926.” Footage contains scenes of people aboard a large ship, the S.S. Alaska, viewing a glacier. It also features a train crossing a tall railroad trestle and winding through mountainous terrain, the train going under a trestle and through a tunnel, scenes of the railroad bridge in Nenana, First Avenue in Fairbanks, the sternwheeler Alice and another vessel, the Cowles Street library building and a nearby home in downtown Fairbanks, men and women at the University of Alaska farm in Fairbanks, a child with a haltered cow, a goat, other livestock, a man panning for gold, mining activities including a sluice box and windlass, men and women pushing an automobile, people on a street (likely in Fairbanks), a train in Cordova, men unloading sacks onto a dock, and people aboard a ship viewing the surrounding water and mountains.
16mm film; b&w; silent
BoatsGlaciersRailroadsMountainsTrestlesRailroad tunnelsBridgesStern wheelersLibrariesFarmsCowsGoatsLivestockGoldSluicesHoisting machineryAutomobiles
AlaskaInterior AlaskaSouthcentral Alaska
Alaska Film Archives, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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