Artifact Archive

Picture identification: Three unidentified children share a moment on First Street, circa 1920.

Descendants of Peter and Paula Jorgenson recently traveled to Petersburg Alaska to hand deliver their family collection of photographs to the Clausen Museum. The donation of 565 black and white photographs featuring local scenes and town folk spans the years from 1901 to 1930. Most of the photos were taken by Paula Jorgenson, an avid photographer who had a developing, printing and enlarging business in the back of the Sanitary Market, where Inga's Gallery is now.

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