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George Albert Johnson, Jr. Photograph Collection, 1943-44

Identifier: PCA 376

Scope and Contents

Alaska Highway Construction, World War II. Images of Alaska Highway construction, bridges, bridge construction along the Alaska Highway, soldiers, tanks, military equipment, road building equipment, Quonset huts, Fort St. John Trading Co. (#281), Headquarters Alaska Highway, Dawson Creek, Whitehorse.


  • 1943-44

Conditions Governing Access

The photos may be viewed, however they may not be photocopied.

Conditions Governing Use

Request for permission to publish or reproduce material from the collection should be discussed with the Librarian.


George A. Johnson was born in 1918 in Pittsburgh and reared in Oakmont and Wilkinsburg, PA. As a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, he toured Europe and was a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. He married May Elizabeth Cornman while in the service and they had four children. He also helped build the ALCAN Highway in 1943 as a member of the 872 Ordnance H.A.M. Co. and was stationed in Alaska and Dawson Creek, B.C. in 1943-44. While he was there, he sent these photos home to his wife. He returned to Pennsylvania after the war and died in 1996.


566 Photographic Prints : Black and white ; 1 album

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mr. Johnson’s daughter, Loretta Edwards of Irwin, PA, donated the album in December of 1996 (Acc. No. 1997-6).

Processing Information

The images are numbered however there is no inventory.

Finding aid for the George Albert Johnson, Jr. Photograph Collection, 1943-44
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Processed by: India Spartz April 1997 ; ArchivesSpace finding aid by: Sandy Johnston
2019 June
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Repository Details

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