Sunday, May 17, 2009
North to Alaska
As much as I enjoyed our time exploring the trends and fashions of Mexican Bandits, the Chihuahuan Desert was getting a little too hot, so this week we move North to Alaska. This picture was taken in 1906, and shows two bear hunters showing off their hides. Hides were nailed to wooden walls to allow them to dry, and was part of the tanning process. The men are well equipped, and really are effective in creating that Bear Hunter image. This week I am listening to old Johnny Horton music, and dreaming of hunting and prospecting in Alaska. In the left margin, select the play button under the orange chicken to hear the music, which I deem to be suitable background music for this picture.