Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Historic Ketchikan Photograph

Today Sealaska Heritage Institute Board of Trustee Chairperson Marlene Johnson generously donated a historic photograph to Sealaska Heritage Institute’s archival collection. The photograph, previously held by Johnson’s late mother, captures a funeral scene in Ketchikan, undated. Photographer text on the bottom right-hand corner reads “Indian funeral.” In effort to document the photograph more fully, Sealaska Heritage Institute would welcome any community knowledge about this photograph, including the individuals present and the clan regalia shown in the image (such the clan hat).

Note: Edward Marsden (1869-1932) is identified as standing directly behind the top coffin, and on the right (wearing glasses, with mustache). 

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