The words above appear on old postcards. The writing on the card at the right says, “Meet ‘Bert’—barkeeper of the Kluane Inn, Kluane Lake, Yukon Terr., Canada.”
I have noticed many reference in the past to ‘Bert,’ whom I believe is Bert Cluett, an early pioneer in the Yukon.
What I mean by “references” is some mention in books, photographs, etc., to him or about him.
As a matter of fact, many years ago my old friend, the late photographer Dick Magimi, took a wonderful black-and-white portrait of him.
As to the other postcard, it is attributed to “Thorson, the six-horsepower Swede. Eighty-four years old. Kluane Lake, Yukon Terr., Canada.” I haven’t seen any other references to Thorson.
Anybody with information about this subject, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2E4, or e-mail
through the News website,