Ordinary and Extraordinary Lives of Alaskan Women, 1880-1960


Daily Bread


Much of what is known as “Women’s History” has been the history of everyday life for all people. An important function in every day life is making provisions for food: whether harvesting crops or animals, preserving food for a later date, or going shopping for groceries.

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Aboard the USCG cutter Northwind, June 1948. Christine Heller, a nutritionist and botanist, photographs a spray of flowers. Christine’s interest in botany tied in closely to her work as a nutritionist in studying the plants Alaskans traditionally eat.
[Christine Heller papers, HMC-0367]


Independence Mine, October 1949. Betty Rice, Maude Mieier, Naomi Horvath, Elsie Monroe (back to camera), Josette and Laura Stoll have coffee and pastries in the new mess hall at the mine.
[Josette and William Stoll papers, HMC-0236]





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