Alaska, 1868: Nolan Center hosts exhibit of first known photographs of life in Southeast Alaska
July 11, 2019
The Nolan Center, Wrangell's museum, movie theater, and cultural center, is hosting a new exhibit. "Muybridge in Alaska: 1868," is a collection of 16 original stereo views of Southeast Alaska, taken by pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge. These are some of the first known photographs of the region ever taken, according to a press release from the Nolan Center.
"He was commissioned by the US government as part of an expedition led by Major-General Henry W. Halleck to photograph native Tlingit residents, Russian inhabitants, and dramatic landscape," the press release reads. "These images...