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Monday, April 27, 2015

Five Little Eskimo Sisters [ca. 1906]

From our collection of old postcards ...



Five Little Eskimo Sisters, Copyright 1906 by F. H. Nowell, Nome, Alaska. Published by Edwin Mitchell, San Francisco, probably 1906 -- 07. This card is one of many catering to the fascination, during that time period, that many Americans had with Alaska and Native Alaskans.


The title is hard to read at the top of the photo. We are uncertain ... card number 1??8.




Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

18 comments:

  1. Strange to think that those little children grew up and had children themselves and died. Time is a fleeting thing, isn't it? :-)

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  2. Nice and interesting postcard indeed.

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  3. Cute postcard and image of the Eskimo sisters.. Enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  4. Nice postcards. The sister are colorful.

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  5. They don't look too happy to have their picture taken!

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  6. Seeing the fish behind these kids brings back old memories. The larger fish were filleted and dried.

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  7. The Eskimo children look worried in this photo--it was probably the first time they saw a camera!

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  8. Interesting card, cute image of the Sisters.

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  9. That is a great image of those sisters.

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  10. Love it, John! They sure look different
    these days :) Some of them even smile ;)

    Have a great day
    Tinna ✐

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  11. 100 years ago!

    I wonder what they thought of the guy with the camera?

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  13. I love this card with the Eskomo-girls. Beautiful.

    You asked about my health. I suffer from pain in my chest often: Esophageal spasm. But now I had an other sort of pain and I had to go to the hospital in the CCU. Happy news: no infarct. Only an inflamed intercostal muscle. At this time my heart rate back to normalize. I'm so happy now.

    I pray for you and your nice work/job where you was writing me about.

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  14. This is a neat one! Nice picture of the Eskimo girls.

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