April 25, 2018

38 Beautiful Photos That Capture Everyday Life of Alaska From the 1950s and 1960s

These beautiful color photos from KurtClark were taken by his parents that documented everyday life of the family from the 1950s and 1960s. The cities includes Anchorage, and Sand Point.

My mother with her friend on the Harley in Anchorage, 1951

My aunt and uncle in front of my grandparents' house in Spenard, Anchorage, 1954

1951 Chevrolet Deluxe behind my cousin in the driveway of my parents' home in city view neighborhood of Anchorage, July 1956

 Anchorage road construction, circa 1956

Chevy sedan in Anchorage, 1956

Government Hill and snow, Anchorage,1956

 Kiddieland train in Anchorage, 1956

Portage glacier, Anchorage, 1956

The spit, Sand Point, March 1960

Bunk house from the oil dock at Sand Point Harbor, 1961

Bush pilot delivering vegetables, Sand Point, May 1961

My oldest sister at 2 years in our back yard overlooking the strait between Sand Point and Unga Island in the background, January 1961

My oldest sister being held by a friend, Sand Point, Alaska, April 1961

Sand Point scout cookout, February 1961

Sand Point, August 1961

Skiffs at Sand Point, 1961

 The boardwalk at Sand Point, August 1961

 Unga Island across the strait from Sand Point, a ship passing through, 1961

 Clamming in Sand Point, June 1962

Motor Vessel Expansion coming into Sand Point harbor on a foggy day, March 1962

Photographer gets the stormy shot, Sand Point, January 1962

Unga Island across the strait from Sand Point, 1962

Fishing boats at sunset, Sand Point, June 1963

Fishing boats in the strait between Popof and Unga Islands, Sand Point, June 1963

 Grumman Goose, Sand Point, June 1963

 Halibut fleet in Sand Point, April 1963

My mom and two sisters at the fish processor in Sand Point, May 1963

Sand Point harbor just before the halibut season opening in late March 1963

Douglas DC-3 at Sand Point, 1964

Russian Orthodox Church on Sand Point was pretty deteriorated on the outside, but on the inside everything was gold,
April 1964

Sand Point, Alaska, September 1964

 Sand Point, March 1964

 'The Bomb' in Sand Point, April 1964

 Reeve Aleutian Douglas DC-3 - Tail Number N75142 - lands in Sand Point, June 1965

The cemetery in Sand Point, May 1965

Green Hill, Sand Point, May 1966

Mount Pavlof smoking at sunset, Sand Point, May 1966

Me at the beach, Sand Point, June 1969






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