Citizens of Nome (and other Alaskans) Citizens of Nome (and other Alaskans) Dr. Curtis Welch, Nome's only doctor in 1925. Based at the Maynard-Columbus Hospital. He organized and led the medical relief effort during the diphtheria epidemic. 4436466 Alaskan musher Milton Weil and his team of Alaskan Malamutes, engaged in a group howl. Undated photo. 4436448 Dogs and men bringing the first mail of the year ashore (which could reach Nome by sea from southern Alaska), across the pack ice of the Bering Sea, from the U.S. Revenue Cutter "Corwin". This was taken on June 2nd, 1907. The Corwin lay five miles off Nome's beachfront! 4436467 Men gathered around sacks of mail, bound for Nome and other Seward Peninsula towns and villages, on the Nome beachfront on May 30th, 1906. 4436468 Citizens of Nome having a luncheon party on the beachfront outside of town in 1914. 4436449 Nome's brass band, undated photo (prior to the serum run). 4436469 Citizens of Nome out for a late-night round of ice skating. This photo was taken on October 29th, 1906, at 11:00 P.M. 4436450 The "Three Lucky Swedes" of Nome...Jafet Lindeberg (top...actually a Norwegian), John Brynteson (lower left), and Erik Lindblom (lower right) who, together, discovered gold at Anvil Creek, near what would become the town of Nome, in 1898. 4436470 An interesting photo, taken on August 4th, 1915, of a group of people, including some native reindeer herders (the four at left, which includes "chief herder Tautak"), one of the famous "Lomen Brothers" of the Lomen Photography Studio (G.J. Lomen...the man in the duster), future Alaska Governor George A. Parks (a Republican who served from 1925 through 1933...fourth from right), and Jafet Lindeberg (second from right)...and one black Siberian husky (this is not Balto, incidentally). 4436471 An undated photo of Jafet Lindeberg, at center, on board the United States Revenue Cutter "Bear", including Captain Robert A. Bartlett (at left) and Captain C.S. Cochran (at right). 4436451 Inupiats near Nome, in 1900, engaged in a dance ceremony. 4436472 Governor Scott C. Bone, of the U.S. Territory of Alaska during the serum run period. 4436452 A man and his dog team pulling a boat, on the "Sandspit" of the north end of Nome, at the inlet of the Snake River. Undated, but prior to the serum run. 4436473 U.S. Army officers posing in the Fort Davis Officers' Club (a private drinking and smoking lounge reserved for men of commissioned rank in the military on any base or fort facility). Undated photo, but prior to the closing of the base in 1921. 4436474 Laplanders...Sami reindeer herders just arrived from Norway. They lived outside of Nome doing what they do best...herding reindeer. What's even MORE interesting is their names (from left to right, according to the information taken from notes probably on the back of the photograph): Merit Balto, Anders Balto, and Marie Balto (mother, father and daughter). The family name "Balto" was apparently not all that uncommon in the Sami people...and the Balto we know was named for one of them - Samuel Johannesen Balto. The hat Anders is wearing was not all that uncommon a style for his people at that time either. Undated photo, but it was probably before 1910. 4436453 Good ol' "Miss Anderson", a Nome school "marm" (a teacher). And she's got all the trappings OF an early 1900s school marm, doesn't she? The frumpy hair and clothing, no visible jewelry, a bit "long in the tooth", and wearing very sensible glasses. She was probably very tough and hard-nosed as a teacher, but a strong-willed, tough and sensible lady. This image was taken in 1913, and from related images, and the background of this image, is probable that she may have been employed to teach the Inuit children of the native camps on the shores in the northern section of Nome. 4436475 This fellow, a native of the Inupiat people, was apparently a rather famous ivory carver in and around Nome, with a catchy Anglicized name - "Happy Jack" (his Inupiat name was "Angokwazhuk"). This image, undated, is of Happy Jack with his "latest wife" (the photographer printed that information on the bottom of this photograph). 4436454 A poignant image of an Inupiat family, undated. The father is holding a miniature drum (native peoples would often gather quite a crowd of European immigrants and Americans when they would hold a dancing ceremony, which would include drums, reed pipes and flutes, rattles and other instruments, and the ceremonies were quite popular). By his right leg is a small model "umiak" boat (a canoe-like boat the Inupiats and Yup'iks of Alaska used for fishing and hunting). 4436476 An undated photo of an Inupiat man and his wife, with their reindeer and sled, entering into Nome from the Penny River (probably followed a native trail). 4436477 Inupiats sitting under a careened "skin boat" (probably as shelter from a cold wind). The man in the center is using a "mouth drill". This image was taken in 1905, in the section north of Nome which contained an active permanent Inupiat camp. 4436455 Two Inupiat men, in American/European ("white") clothing (and thus, probably Americanized), standing on the beach next to a careened boat. 4436478