1899 Photograph of Trout Fishermen with their Catch in Downtown Skagway, Alaska
Skagway: Case & Draper, 1899. Photograph is 4 3/4" x 6 3/4", mounted on thin board of 7" x 9" Very good. Some light rubs and stains to edges of mount, other mild stains on rear of mount, none affecting the image.
Lovely photograph showing a string of 30 trout caught on the Skagway River, April 20, 1899. The fishermen, posing at each end of the string, are F. F. Clark and Charles Walker, with numerous other men standing in the street. Business signs that can be read include beer, dentistry, outfitters, etc. Skagway was a Klondike boom town, though the gold rush stampede had moved to Nome by the time of this image. A contemporaneous newspaper clipping describing the fishing exploit pictured is affixed to the back of the mount.