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    Alaskan Family with Census Taker: Mounted Albumen Photo. Inscription in ink on bottom recto reads "Taking the Census in Alaska." Mounted on card measuring 10" x 7". Pictures native Alaskan family of nine and their dog in front of a small, wood and thatch home, closely surrounded by a fence, with a bull grazing behind the house and rolling hills just visible in the distance. Signed clearly on verso "Compliments of Ivan Petroff" in same hand as inscription on recto. Ivan Petroff was a famed explorer of Alaska who traveled the state as a special agent of the United States 10th Census in 1880 and later served as director of the 1890 U. S. Census in Alaska. Petrof Bay in the Alaskan Panhandle is his namesake. With slight wear to edges of card and some light toning. From the estate collection of E. F. Mueller.

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    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
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