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ALINE C. AND MAX LaLANDE (1905-1980, 1912-1999)(Ak. Hist. Soc. Col.). Obituary and Photographs; 1943, 1959, 1980. .1 cu. ft.

Aline LaLande was born in River City, Ontario, in 1905. Max LaLande was born in 1912 and grew up in Nampa, Idaho, where he worked in the family business, LaLande's Wholesale Bakery. He later baked for several construction companies on the Pacific Coast. Max LaLande was working on Midway Island when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. He later opened a bakery in Unalaska, Alaska, and was there during the Japanese invasion of Attu and Kiska, and the bombing of Dutch Harbor. Max LaLande married Aline in 1945. They lived in Kodiak until moving to Anchorage in 1958, where they owned and operated the Tudor Market and Liquor Store. The LaLandes sold the business and retired in 1974. Max LaLande later volunteered as a baker for the Anchorage Pioneer Home. Aline and Max LaLande died in Anchorage in 1980 and 1999, respectively.

The collection consists of a newspaper obituary for Aline C. LaLande, and three photographs taken by Max LaLande. The photographs include two black and white prints of Max LaLande's business, the Unalaska Bakery and Coffee Shop, in 1943, and one color print of the LaLandes' Anchorage business, the Tudor Market and Liquor Store, taken in 1959. One of the prints shows the sign and street-side exterior of LaLande's shop in Unalaska. The other is of LaLande cutting out donuts inside the shop.

The collection was presented to the Alaska Historical Society by Jeff LaLande in 2004. The collection was deposited in the archives in 2004.

JAS (9/2004)