View of Midnight Sun from bow of the U.S. Army Air Corps Alaska Flight support ship, El Aquario, underway in Alaskan waters. Mountains are seen as she proceeds through Resurrection Bay, towards Seward, Alaska. Views of the harbor at Seward, where several ships are seen. The El Aquario, seen at the dock in seward. The camera pans the pier, which contains rails for cargo handling. Another ship is docked behind the El Aquario.
Slopes in background are covered in evergreen trees. Railroad station and warehouses are seen. View from atop a railroad train, shows rail lines, bridge, buildings, a ship in the harbor, and mountain in background. Captain George Goddard, supply officer for the expedition, stands with another officer and points to chalk writing on an Alaska Railroad caboose car reading: "Capt. Goddard return back on." He and the other officer are then seen on rear platform of that car on a railroad train. Goddard lights a cigarette. View from that caboose platform as the train pulls out of the Seward train station. View from atop the caboose showing the last six cars, containing expedition supplies, preceded by other cars making up a long train. Views of snowy landscapes beside the tracks as the train proceeds. Picture of the Fairbanks railroad station as the train arrives.
A lake in Seward, Alaska. Mountains in the background. Army officer and other people on the deck of a ship look towards the lake. Town at the base of mountains.
Tourists seeing Alaska from train of the Alaska Railroad. View from interior of a sightseeing car of the railroad. Passengers stand about and look out at the scenery as the train moves along parts of Alaska. View from the train traversing rail line along a river in vicinity of Mount Mckinley. Snow on the ground. View to the rear showing rugged terrain over which the rail line passes along the edge of a river. Closeup of a building with sign reading "Anchorage" and noting 353 miles to Fairbanks and 114 miles to Seward. View from inside the train as it passes through a Snow shed (aka avalanche gallery) where the light creates interesting effects. View exiting the snow shed. Steep mountain sides with snow in that area. View looking back at a curved trestle and track already passed over. Change of scene to the waterfront at Seward, where the train has arrived. Commercial boats and ships in the water. View of a seaman climbing a rope ladder in rigging of a ship. A mountain overlooking the city
U.S. Navy Alaska survey expedition. Arrival of the plane on the expedition in Seward, Alaska. Plane taxis in water. Snow capped mountains in the background. Men stand aboard a vessel.
Commissioner Henry O' Malley's inspection trip to Alaska in 1929. A steamer carrying Henry O' Malley's party enters Resurrection Bay. Snow covered mountains and rocks. The steamer in Resurrection Bay in Seward. Cliffs with snow covered mountains in the background. A boat at a distance in calm bay waters. View of several other boats.
A 1953 Cadillac sedan, covered with dust, drives along a road, passing homes in Bootlegger Cove residential neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Next sequence shows Fourth Avenue south of C street, with vehicles moving along the street and several pedestrians on the sidewalk . A hotel is identified by its sign. Street level closeup of the pink-colored MacKay building, at 337 E 4th St, at corner of E 4th and Denali Street. ( It opened in 1951 as Mount McKinley Apartments, was renamed the MacKay building, and decades later, renovated and called the McKinley Tower.)