A Century Remembered | 1900-1920

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Treadwell store [three men at counter bunch of bananas hanging at left]. Photo by Case & Draper (No. 55) Alaska State Library. PCA 39-1142
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Alaska Daily Empire office, 123 Main St. John Troy, with mustach, right. Taken in 1913.
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An old timer in Juneau. View of two men wheeling barrels while working as longshoremen on the docks in Juneau, Alaska. Photo taken during National Geographic Society expedition on the way to Katmai area, 1919
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Description on back in Russian with English translation: The very first church in Juneau, where all Christian communities too turns holding services. Built by Roman Catholic priests. Later passed into Presbyterian ownership. Afterward beer and soda water were brewed in it. Now on this site there stands the new five-story concrete New Cain Hotel. Time period: early 1900s.
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Douglas, Alaska, 1908Front Street StoresW. H. Case (no. 78) Alaska State Library, Case & Draper PhotographsPCA 39-1022
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Ready Bullion Mine. Mine engine and compressor [interior view of engine room]. Photo by Case & Draper (no. 15) Alaska State Library PCA 39-935
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Exterior view of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Juneau and three adjacent buildings.
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Pictured is the Juneau Hotel built in the 1890s to replace the Juneau City Hotel on 2nd Street, it burned down in September 1911. At left is the Windsor Building housing the Windsor Saloon and office of ALASKA SEARCHLIGHT newspaper.
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Mine buildings located near head of Last Chance Basin Perseverance Road and a water flume are visible on the hillside behind. 1920.
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Douglas Alaska State Library Core File (Douglas--Views--17)PCA 01-2272
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Staff of the Daily Alaska Empire standing outside the Empire building on Main Street in Juneau. Elmer Friend, managing editor (second from left), John W. Troy, publisher (in derby hat in center), Arthur Bringdale, lynotype operator (at right, in apron).
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Douglas City, Alaska Alaska State Library Core File (Douglas--Views--3a) PCA 01-2374
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Group portrait of Alaska Labor Union No. 1 members inside the union hall in Douglas, Alaska. Sign hanging on wall reads: "ALU." 1911.
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President Harding's visit to Juneau, 1923. President Harding speaking from Governor Bone's mansion, Juneau, Alaska.
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Douglas after the fire, March 9, 1911.Alaska State LibraryCore File (Douglas--Fires--1)PCA 01-959
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Treadwell miners waiting dinner [group of men on boardwalk over pilings]. Photo by W.H. Case (no. 122T) Alaska State Library PCA 39-980
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Court House, Juneau, approximately 1893.
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Douglas Street ScenePhoto by J.S. MacKinnonJuneau Public Libraries.All rights reserved.
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Russian Church - Juneau, Alaska. Exterior view with priest Petr Orlov beside front door.
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Exterior view of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Juneau and adjacent building.
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Douglas. Photo by DraperAlaska State Library, Core file (Douglas--Views--5)PCA 01-2421
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Altar of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, approx. 1899.
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Inside view St. Nicholas in Juneau with priest Aleksandr Iaroshevich at altar. Interior of Russian Church, Juneau, Alaska.


The staff at the Juneau Empire is preparing to celebrate the paper's 100th birthday. We've been collecting photographs, old newpapers and memoralbilia to share with our readers. The photos in this slideshow feature historic people or places from approximately 1900-1920. Most are courtesy of the Alaska State Historical Library and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum; a special thanks goes out to both the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Alaska State Historical Library, for their assistance. 

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