Agnes E. Egan photographs

Our indexer, Lisa has finished describing the Agnes E. Egan photographs which we have put online in Alaska’s Digital Archives.  Here’s what she has to say:

Three story building with cupola.

Three story building with cupola.

Agnes E. Egan was born in February 1874 to a family that was from Canada but had relocated to Minnesota. Agnes moved to Alaska in April 1898 to live with her sister, Mrs. Chisolm. She worked in Douglas as a nurse, and she also taught school during her lifetime. These nineteen photographs were taken between 1900 and 1905, in and around the Douglas area. The photos include some professional portraits of local citizens, the Douglas Harmony & Island Bands, the Douglas Fire Department, and several of the Gastineau Channel waterfront. There’s even a photo of fifteen people seated on an iceberg! The finding aid states that “many of the portraits are by photographer E. Andrews, perhaps Edmund Andrews.”

Douglas Harmony Band

Douglas Harmony Band

Douglas Fire Department.

Douglas Fire Department.

Please follow and like us:
0

Comments are closed.