National Geographic : 1939 May
HERE YOU CAN SEE ACROSS BERING STRAIT, FROM NORTH AMERICA TO ASIA, WITH THE DIOMEDE ISLANDS BETWEEN The Alaskan mainland, near Wales, is in the foreground. On the horizon are, from left to right, Fairway Rock; Little Diomede Island, inUnited States territory; Big Diomede Island (with snow on it), easternmost outpost of the U. S. S . R .; and at extreme right, the mainland ofAsia, 55miles away. Probably the first Eskimos to come to North America crossed here by boat, using the islands as stepping stones.