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Historical photo: 'A pretty good place to live'

Posted: November 5, 2012 - 12:00am
View of many boats, buildings and people on the pier at Juneau. From May'; s journal, dated May 19th: "; About 8 a.m. this morning we docked at Juneau, the capital of Alaska....Juneau is by far the nicest town we have seen yet. It is more modern and appears larger than Ketchikan, although really they have about the same population. Juneau would be a pretty good place to live I should think."; --ppgs. 12-14. Photograph taken by Alan May during the 1936 Smithsonian Institution'; s Archaeological Expedition to the Aleutian Islands.   ALAN G. MAY / ALASKA STATE LIBRARY HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS (UAA-HMC-0690)
ALAN G. MAY / ALASKA STATE LIBRARY HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS (UAA-HMC-0690)
View of many boats, buildings and people on the pier at Juneau. From May'; s journal, dated May 19th: "; About 8 a.m. this morning we docked at Juneau, the capital of Alaska....Juneau is by far the nicest town we have seen yet. It is more modern and appears larger than Ketchikan, although really they have about the same population. Juneau would be a pretty good place to live I should think."; --ppgs. 12-14. Photograph taken by Alan May during the 1936 Smithsonian Institution'; s Archaeological Expedition to the Aleutian Islands.

This photo showing the the pier at Juneau was taken by Alan May during the 1936 Smithsonian Institution’s Archaeological Expedition to the Aleutian Islands. From May’s journal, dated May 19th: “About 8 a.m. this morning we docked at Juneau, the capital of Alaska....Juneau is by far the nicest town we have seen yet. It is more modern and appears larger than Ketchikan, although really they have about the same population. Juneau would be a pretty good place to live I should think.”--ppgs. 12-14.

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