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Skagway, Alaska: Historic Postcard Album


A Guide to Skagway

Skagway Photo Album

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Postcard of Skagway, Alaska in about 1910 This postcard uses one of the more popular views of Skagway. The card, published by Edw. H. Mitchell of San Francisco, was mailed from Skagway in July 1913.

One of Skagway's claims to fame in the early years of Alaska tourism was as the 'garden center of Alaska.' This card was published by Lowman & Hanford of Seattle One of Skagway's claims to fame in the early years of Alaska tourism was as the "garden center of Alaska." This card was published by Lowman & Hanford of Seattle.

The rock painting known as Soapy Smith's Skull in Skagway in the late 1930s This card from the late 1930s shows "Soapy Smith's Skull", which was painted in the Fall of 1926 on a natural rock formation shaped like a skull. Its current state can be seen in our article about Skagway's Ship Signature Wall.

High view of Skagway in about 1905 "Tourists revel in the glories of Alaska Sunsets, which can be seen nowhere to better advantage than in the heart of the mountain range, at Skagway."

The E. J. Shaw home and garden in Skagway sometime before 1907 The E. J. Shaw home and garden in Skagway sometime before 1907, when the card was mailed from Skagway. The photo was by P. E. Kern of Skagway and Valdez.

Postcard of Skagway, Alaska in about 1910 Skagway from the WP&YR docks, showing AB Mountain (as the snow melts away in the spring, a clear 'AB' appears for a few days).

An aerial photo of Skagway, Alaska - possibly in the 1930s. An aerial photo - possibly from the 1930s.

Postcard of Broadway - Skagway, Alaska - in the early 1950s Broadway in the early 1950s.

An aerial photo of Skagway, Alaska, in the early 1970s. An aerial photo from the early 1970s. An Alaska State ferry is at the center dock and the White Pass & Yukon Route container ship Clifford J. Rogers is at the dock on the right.


The historic postcards are in the collection of Murray Lundberg, and the digital images are © 1998-2006 by Murray Lundberg.