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Photographer P.S. Hunt's portrait of man and his pet black bear

Photographer P.S. Hunt persuaded his two subjects, a man and his pet black bear, to pose outside Hunt's photography studio in Valdez. The photo dates before 1917, as Hunt died in that year. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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