Whalebone fence in Alaska

“View along whalebone fence — Cemetery, Point Hope, North Slope Borough, Alaska”

“General view — Cemetery”

Photos taken by Jet Lowe in 1991 for the book Buildings of Alaska and then donated to the Historic American Buildings Survey or HABS (here and here). Via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Today’s Washington Post has a story about how the way of life in Point Hope and other communities in the Alaskan Arctic is being transformed by climate change, here.