Alaskan Drawing "No Moon, No Stars"


Series Close-up: Alaskan Drawing "No Moon, No Stars"

The second entry in our Series Close-up is "No Moon, No Stars", another early variant in the Alaskan Drawing series. It portrays the deep purple darkness of a moonless night.


The historic photo below, from the National Archives, transmits the same eerie darkness, although in this case with the moon peeking through the clouds. Resurrection Bay is on the Kenai Peninsula, which extends south of Anchorage below Turnagain Arm.

[Fun trivia fact: The opening of the film The Hunt for Red October was filmed in Resurrection Bay.]


Related entries: Alaskan Drawing Series. The Backstory.

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