Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska

To culminate my posts of Historical Photos of Alaska, I've gathered the following old pictures of Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage. The photos travel from ca. 1910 to ca. 1970 and include many memories. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

[caption id="attachment_200" align="alignnone" width="720"]4th Av. Stree Scene, Anchorage, Alaska View of Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, with traffic and cars parked along street. Businesses shown include: Anchorage Grill, Royal Bar, Robbins Shoes, Inc., Lucky's [groceries], Bi-Rite Drugs, I. Bayles Clothier, Anchorage Hardware, D & D Bar and Cafe, Koslosky's Store for Men, Coffey Simpson Insurance, Kennedy Hardware, Alaska Treasure Shop, and Leonard's Varieties, with McKinley Apartments in far background. Sep. 1956.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_203" align="alignnone" width="800"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of sidewalk construction and buildings on 4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska, looking east. Businesses shown include California Pool Room, Pioneer Steam Laundry, J. H. Smith Real Estate, New Method Dry Cleaners, Billy Butts Ice Cream Parlor & Reception Hall, Tony's Cafe, Bon Marche, Empress Theatre, MacDonald Tailors, Strye Photo Studio, A. Frodenberg & Son, City Auto Service, Alaska Labor Union, Anchorage Roller Skating Rink, and O. W. Bolte Hardware. 1917.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_205" align="alignnone" width="720"]Anchorage 1964 Earthquake Picture View looking west down Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, minutes after March 27, 1964 earthquake, with men walking on lowered street in foreground and line of people standing in background.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_209" align="alignnone" width="800"]Anchorage 1964 Earthquake Picture View of 4th Avenue and buildings after they dropped during the March 27, 1964 earthquake, Anchorage, Alaska, with contrast to those still at normal level. Businesses shown include D & D Bar and Cafe, Sportsman's Club, Mac's Foto, Frisco Bar and Cafe, Koslosky's Mens Wear, Pioneer Loan Co., Anchorage Arcade, Scandinavian Club Bar, BJ's Billiards, and Anchorage Westward Hotel.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_210" align="alignnone" width="750"]Old Picture of Anchorage, Alaska This is 4th Ave. taken from the Masonic Hall. The walk that leads to the right of picture is to the City Hall." Businesses shown include Sears Roebuck & Co., Lois Beauty Salon, Rexall Drug Store, Hewitt's Drug Store, Hewitt's Photo Shop, Cheechako Tavern, Alaska Star Airlines, North Pole Bakery, Anchorage Grill, Piggly Wiggly Market, Engebreth Hardware, and Alaska Transfer Co. 1940-1949.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_212" align="alignnone" width="756"]Old Picture 4th of July Parade Anchorage Alaska 1949 Fourth of July Parade on Fourth Avenue between E and F Streets, Anchorage, Alaska, with buildings shown on the north side of the street. Businesses shown include The Gitchell, Lee's Men's Wear, Food Center, Ship Creek Market, Dr. L.W. Hines, Optometrist, J. Vic Brown and Sons, Jewelers, Reed's, 515 Club, Gilman's Bakery, Lois Beauty Salon, and Victory Lounge. July 4, 1949.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_213" align="alignnone" width="800"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of Ship Creek area, Anchorage, Alaska, with tents and buildings. Businesses shown include The Crest House, Anchorage Fish Market, The Panhandle, Montana Pool Room, White Road House, and Riverside Hotel. 1915.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_215" align="alignnone" width="800"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska This photograph shows spectators lined up on the sidewalk of 4th Avenue, watching the Army band leading the Fur Rendezvous parade through downtown Anchorage. Two dogs are running loose in front of the band. Signs on buildings in background read (from left to right): Cheechako Tavern, Star Air Lines, North Pole Bakery, Anchorage Grill, and Piggly Wiggly. Feb. 1941.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_216" align="alignnone" width="598"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of a street corner in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The Smart Shop Ladies Apparel store is in the center of the photo, to its right is Koslosky's Menswear store, and above both is the Anchorage Westward Hotel. Circa 1950-1970.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_217" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of Fourth Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska. Signs read: "Cheechako Tavern, Eats", "Star Air Lines", "North Pole Bakery", "Anchorage Grill Restaurant", "Drugs" and "Coca Cola". Photograph taken in 1937.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_218" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of 4th Avenue in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, with a musher and his team of sleddogs in the foreground. The street is barricaded for one of the dogsledding events held during the Fur Rendezvous. Signs read: "Bert's Drug Store", "Arctic Gift Shop", "Empress", "Road Closed", "O.K. Cleaners", "Crocker's", and "The 7 Seas, Nite Club". Photograph taken in the 1940's.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_219" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of Alaska Governor William Egan riding in car in parade along Fourth Avenue between E and F Streets during Fur Rondy celebration in Anchorage, Alaska, with spectators lined up behind fence and buildings in background. Signs on businesses read: "Mode O'Day Gifts" "McKinley Gifts" "Stewart's Photo" "J. Vic Brown & Sons Jewelers" "Carol's" and "[515] Club." Feb. 1964.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_220" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage International Airport terminal expansion. 1968-69.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_221" align="alignnone" width="497"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of sign on First National Bank of Anchorage at 4th Avenue and G Street in Anchorage, Alaska, with pedestrians and traffic on 4th Avenue in background. Sign advertises 23rd Annual Flower show sponsored by Anchorage Garden Club to be held in First National Bank of Anchorage lobby.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_222" align="alignnone" width="800"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of Hotel Anchorage looking north on E Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Anchorage, Alaska. A Brown & Hawkins truck is to the right and black building on the left is Richter's Bath House. 1910-19.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_223" align="alignnone" width="757"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, at the northeast corner of 4th Avenue and E Street. Businesses shown include Alaska Airlines, Cheechako Tavern, Hewitt's Drug Store, and Anchorage Appliance. May 15, 1949.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_224" align="alignnone" width="461"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska Issues of Anchorage Daily Times and Anchorage Daily News on newspaper stands with headlines announcing Hawaii's statehood. March 12, 1959.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_225" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of students registering for Anchorage Community College classes at West Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska. Jan. 1964.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_226" align="alignnone" width="800"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage's first hockey team, 1935.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_227" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of Bert's Drug Store in Alaska Building on 4th Avenue between G and H Streets in Anchorage, Alaska. Other businesses shown include: Empress Theatre; J.B. Gottstein Co. Wholesale Grocers; The Bootery; Dr. Alexander, Dentist. March 3, 1956.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_230" align="alignnone" width="720"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of building housing Anchorage Daily Times on south side of 4th Avenue in Anchorage, Alaska, with paint store at left. Signs on buildings read: "Anchorage Daily Times" and "Dutch Paints." June 28, 1957.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_231" align="alignnone" width="629"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage Ski Club patch. Between 1937 and 1966.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_232" align="alignnone" width="759"]Old Pictures of Anchorage, Alaska View of the Northern Commercial Company Building, near the corner of 4th Avenue and H Street, Anchorage, Alaska. Empress Theatre is to the left, and L W Fine Foods is on the corner of 4th Avenue and H Street. May 15, 1949.[/caption]

Thanks for dropping by, thanks to the Alaska University digital archives and special thanks to the photographers who took these amazing pictures. Don't forget to visit www.alaskachicks.com for your fashion needs, we ship fast nation and worldwide.

2 comments:

  1. These are fantastic. I love old, vintage photos like this. It would be really neat to use these in a DIY project. How cool would a decoupaged side table be? Or blowing up one of these photos on a canvas for a living room. Thank you for sharing!

    ♥ Natalie of LIVE TEACH ALASKA

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