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Alaska State Library, Alaska Purchase Centennial Collection, ASL-P20-181

This print, taken from an Emanuel Leutze painting, shows the signing of the Treaty of Cessation between Russia and the United States on March 30, 1867, which transferred Alaska to America. Identified from left to right: Robert S. Chew; Secretary of State William H. Seward; William Hunter; Mr. Bodisco; Russian Minister Baron de (Eduard) Stoeckl; Charles Sumner; and Frederick W. Seward.



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