Martian Itjen stands in front of his newly acquired building and holding up Jeff Smith’s original façade sign. The date of this image is uncertain but the photograph was probably taken at the time of Itjen’s purchase of the building around 1935. (Courtesy Photo | National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, George & Edna Rapuzzi Collection, KLGO 55695, Gift of the Rasmuson Foundation)

Martian Itjen stands in front of his newly acquired building and holding up Jeff Smith’s original façade sign. The date of this image is uncertain but the photograph was probably taken at the time of Itjen’s purchase of the building around 1935. (Courtesy Photo | National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, George & Edna Rapuzzi Collection, KLGO 55695, Gift of the Rasmuson Foundation)

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