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"Eaglelites;" 1904.

Image from the Archives Collection

Clarence L. Andrews Collection. Series 1.

The photographer is unknown. the picture was made from an original glass negative in the Clarence L. Andrews Collection. The location was the U. S. Customs House in Eagle, Alaska. The town was a port of entry located six miles west of the Alaska-Yukon border on the Yukon River. A U. S. Army post, Eagle City Camp (later Fort Egbert) was established in 1899 and abandoned in 1911.

Reason for Selection: This beautiful photograph presents the army officers and their families in their finery in a relaxed moment on the American frontier. The customs officer, C. L. Andrews, is seated second from the left in the front row. (DFW)

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