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J. F. SLOBODA. Post Card Album; 1914. .1 cu. ft.

J. F. Sloboda was a U. S. Engineer in Eagle, Alaska, in 1914.

The collection consists of the contents of an Alaskan post card album created by engineer J. F. Sloboda of Eagle in 1914. The collection contains: a xerographic copy of the original 11 page album; 2 original black and white photographic prints; 3 black and white photo post cards; and 23 color photo post cards. Subjects of the original photographs include: three men standing in front a small commercial building with a sign reading, "Fairbanks Scales"; and three men and a Federal automobile stopped on a narrow dirt road. Subjects of the black and white photo post cards include: Hyder, Alaska (Caption: "Hyder, Alaska. Taken from a point on the Canadian Side of the Line."; J. E. Thwaites photo); the town of Telegraph Creek, British Columbia as seen in winter from across the creek; and an elevated view of Skagway showing railroad cars in the foreground. Subjects of the color photo post cards include: White Pass and Yukon Railway views (cantilever bridge; rotary snow plow; Inspiration Point; Horse Shoe Curve; and White Pass Summit); Skagway as seen from inlet; Whitehorse Rapids; Sitka and the Seven Sisters Peaks; railroad suspension bridge and tunnel in Placer Canyon, Alaska (Case and Draper photograph, 1906); unidentified Alaskan mine scenes; Gold Hill, Alaska as seen at midnight; Treadwell Mine near Juneau; White Pass and Yukon Route riverboat steamer White Horse in Five Fingers Rapids; and Dawson, Yukon Territory as seen from Midnight Dome.

The collection was acquired by the archives in 2007.

JAS (8/2007)