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The Ivory Workers Camp. Ivory carvers' camp near Nome, Alaska. Two tents on beach with upturned umiaks behind them., 1927

 Item — Photo Box: 11
Identifier: PH001_1248


King Islander-Nome, Alaska. They come by sea from King Island-90 miles from Nome-work ivory all summer-go back to the island for winter kill walrus in spring before the ice leaves-get the ivory and return to Nome to carve and sell the ivory.


  • Creation: 1927


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From the Collection:

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1 photographic print(s)

General Physical Description note

1 photographic print : gelatin silver, b&w ; 4 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches

Dimensions note

4 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA