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Daniel Escalona Alaska Cannery photographs, 1980-1981

Overview of the Collection

Escalona, Daniel
Daniel Escalona Alaska Cannery photographs
1980-1981 (inclusive)
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
Photographs documenting the work and life of individuals working in an Alaska cannery circa 1980.
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dan Escalona was a Seattle native who travelled to work in Alaskan canneries. He first started working in the canneries after graduating high school in the summer of 1975 and continued until 1981. Escalona had the esteemed job of moving racks of freshly caught and canned salmon into huge steamers, where the salmon would be cooked and ready to eat out of the can. Dan's job was prized because it had breaks "built into" it because of the 20 minute cooking time for the steamers, unlike many other cannery jobs.

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Forms a part of the Labor Archives of Washington

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Photographs of Alaskan canneries taken by Dan Escalona while working in Alaskan canneries in 1980 or 1981. Just prior to his trip he bought a Canon A1 SLR camera film to document his summer and these pictures are the result

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Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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