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AK - Killisnoo Island,Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon County - 1880s-1890 - Alaska Game Photograph - Mueller C

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AK - Killisnoo Island,Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon County - 1880s-1890 - Alaska Game Photograph - Mueller C
This photo is No. 56 in a series titled “Picturesque Views of Alaska Scenery” and shows10 dead deer, both does and bucks. Four are hanging from the eaves of a shed along with numerous duck carcasses, and 6 are laid out on the ground beneath them. A butcher stands at left with a cleaver in his hand, wearing a white apron. The photographer is Edward de Groffs of Sitka, which is printed on the reverse. The photo has a narrow black matte, and measures 4 ¼ x 7 ½.” Clarity and focus are good. During the 1880s Edward de Groffs was taking pictures around Sitka and other parts of southeastern Alaska, including Killisnoo Island. Between 1886 and 1890 he worked out of Juneau. He is a noted Alaska photographer with subjects in the area of Sitka, Fort Wrangell, Juneau and numerous Native American villages. De Groffs was a contemporary of other Alaska photographers Reuben Albertstone, Lloyd V. Winter, Edwin Percy and E.A. Hegg [www.lib.washington.edu/.../photosgraphics/DeGroffEdwardPHColl317.xml and www.akhistorycourse.org/articles/article.php?artID=184].