Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vintage Alaska part 1

 Would you or could you
 marry a man and follow him up to Alaska.
 to live in one of these....
Little humble abodes.
 cute dog house.
 The poor man in this house
his wife Mary left him....I kind of feel for both of them.
this was 1946.

 this bachelor was going to make sure his future wife 
would be more comfortable.
He did the first double paned windows in the area.
 Now this little cabin definitely had a ladies touch
about it.
 I bet it was cozy in here with a fire and a bunch of kids.

 I bet they canned a lot of salmon for winter.
 small bed for two....
 all the amenities except a bathroom.
so would you or could you live
with a rugged man in one of these little cabins
these were some mighty tough woman
as were the men of course.

More to come from our little local museum.


  1. My husband followed ME here to Douglas, Alaska! Although I didn't make him live in a log cabin, we do live in an old miner's cabin (with a bathroom, thank God)!

    Thanks for sharing these pictures - they make me grateful for what I have!

  2. thank you for showing us these... it makes it all a little more real, sense you are closer.

  3. Tough times, being best friends with the man you loved would have helped immensley living in such a confined space........I'm sure there would have been lot's of happy times too.
    lily x

  4. Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing. And no, I probably wouldn't have - I'm too much of an urbanite.

  5. I thought you might have been trying to find some man a wife.... hehehe. I like the idea of the challenge but I am sure the reality would have been harsh

  6. Thanks for showing these, I love this kind of stuff. when I was younger I'd have done it but am too old and cranky now *LOL*

  7. Wow, that's a wonderful museum! As a huge fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder I can imagine the people who were bold enough to do that kind of thing. I know my husband is a Pioneer-type, and would have been dragging me off to ever further places back in the day, so I suppose I am the sort of wife who would have done that kind of thing. However, I'm quite glad that we're 21st century people, and pioneered a new life in France instead!

  8. Yes. There was a time not so long ago, that I thought it doesn't matter where we are or where we live as long as we are together...x

  9. I followed mine to live in the Czech Republic, where it does get mighty cold in the winter, but not comparable to how hard this must have been. But kind of beautiful too, with the stars, the elements. Closer to nature and living life more intensely perhaps? xxx

  10. Thanks for sharing this history. If I would follow? Well maybe for a short holiday...
    Regards, Annet

  11. Thanks for taking me with you!
    hm,....yes...if I loved hem..I would go with him everythere ;o)
    Have a nice weekend!

  12. if i had to do it all over again, yes i could...

  13. Really interesting to hear about and to see the photos. Have a great weekend :o)

  14. I don't know how I missed this post...I wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't posted #2..Anyway, I love all of this history and I can kind of see why the wife left him, maybe she thought the house would be a bit bigger! xo

  15. Yes yes & yes!! I have lived in some awful Army houses to prove my love for my husband!! Look at these amazing vintage finds, how do you contain yourself from 'borrowing' a few piecse?? Love Posie