Allen Expedition Members; September 1885.
Fred W. Fickett Collection. Series VIII B.
The people in the photograph are (l. to r.) Pvt. Fred W. Fickett, Signal Corps; Lt. Henry T. Allen, 2nd Cavalry; and Sgt. Cady Robertson, 2nd Cavalry. The Photographer is unknown. The photograph was taken in September of 1885 after the expedition reached the safety of Ft. St. Michael.
Reason for Selection: This photograph is one of the few images which relate to the Allen expedition, and as such, documents one of the longest exploratory expeditions on the North American continent in American history. It is one of several photographs in the Fickett collection which relate to the 1880s in Alaska. (DFW)