The 282 prints in this collection depict Captain Michael A. Healy, Frank A. Healy (Healy's son), the U.S. Revenue Cutters "Bear", "Corwin", and "Richard Rush"; the crewmen of the afore-mentioned revenue cutters; Alaskan natives and their homes; and various views of the Alaskan wilderness and towns. These photographs were taken from the 1880s to 1890s. The collection provides insight into the people and events the "Bear" and "Corwin" encountered on their voyages while under the command of Healy. The collection also depicts Alaskan native graves; missionaries; whaling ships; ice fields in the Arctic Ocean; J.B. Vincent, a survivor of the shipwrecked "Napoleon"; Francis "Frank" Fuller, murderer of Archbishop Charles John Seghers; Alaskan native umiaks and various artifacts; and reindeer stations. Photographers who contributed to this collection include H.W. Bradley, Edward DeGroff, Lt. C.D. Kennedy of the USRC Maine, Geoff Knight, William H. Rulofson, and I.W. Taber. See also photCL 97 for related photographs concerning the "Corwin". See also the Huntington's Manuscripts collection for Papers of Michael A. Healy, 1881-1900, call number mssHM 47577-47618.