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Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May-August, 1899, volume 1, New York to Cook Inlet

Collection name:
Harriman Alaska Expedition collection, 1899-1900 : series 1, photographs
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Yakutat
Alaska
Idaho
Wrangell
Glacier Bay
Sitka
Date Range:
1899
Start Date:
18990500
End Date:
18990800
Abstract:
Volume 2 of a black-and-white photograph album of images created during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Images in this volume are from May to August 1899. Images depict expedition members, local inhabitants, glaciers, bays, plants, birds, and other natural scenes. Localities include Shoshone Falls, ID; Wrangell, AK; Yakutat, AK; Glacier Bay, Sitka, and many others. [127] pages.
Topic:
Botany
Ornithology
Accession #:
SIA RU007243
Access Information:
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Smithsonian Field Book Project

Souvenir of the Harriman Alaska Expedition, May-August, 1899, volume 2, Cook Inlet to Bering Strait and the return voyage

Collection name:
Harriman Alaska Expedition collection, 1899-1900 : series 1, photographs
Physical Description:
1 photograph album
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 1
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Cook Inlet
Alaska
Kodiak
Bering Sea
Date Range:
1899
Start Date:
18990500
End Date:
18990800
Abstract:
Volume 1 of a black-and-white photograph album of images created during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Images in this volume are from May to August 1899. Images depict expedition members, local inhabitants, villages, glaciers, bays, plants, a bear, sea lions, and other natural scenes. Localities include Cook Inlet, Kadiak [Kodiak], Bering Sea, Hall Island, and many others. Pages 127 to 217.
Topic:
Botany
Mammalogy
Accession #:
SIA RU007243
Access Information:
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Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
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Outside of deck house on S.S. Geo. W. Elder. (child is Roland Harriman). Alaska. 1899 703

Subject:
E. Roland Harriman (Edward Roland Noel Harriman), Non-Indian, 1895-1978
Donor:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman (Estate of)
Format:
Collodion positive transparency (glass)
Image Type:
Lantern Slide
Dimensions:
3.25 x 4 in.
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Place:
Coast of Alaska; Alaska; USA
Site Name:
Coast of Alaska
Date Created:
July 1899
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; probably bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
E. Roland Harriman, son of Edward Henry Harriman, posed on top of the deck house of the steamship S. S. George W. Elder
Catalog Number:
L00703
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Draba stenoloba Ledeb.

Expedition:
Harriman Alaska Expedition
Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville
Thomas H. Kearney Jr.
Place:
Kukak Bay, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
1 Jul 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Sep 2012
Common name:
Alaska draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Capparales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba stenoloba Ledeb.
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0013
Barcode:
01118365
USNM Number:
373944
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NMNH - Botany Dept.

Draba stenoloba Ledeb.

Expedition:
Harriman Alaska Expedition
Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville
Thomas H. Kearney Jr.
Place:
Egg Island, Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Jun 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Sep 2012
Common name:
Alaska draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Capparales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba stenoloba Ledeb.
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0013
Barcode:
01118366
USNM Number:
373941
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Draba stenoloba Ledeb.

Expedition:
Harriman Alaska Expedition
Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville
Thomas H. Kearney Jr.
Place:
Juneau, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
6 Jun 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
26 Sep 2012
Common name:
Alaska draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Capparales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba stenoloba Ledeb.
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0017
Barcode:
01118470
USNM Number:
373942
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NMNH - Botany Dept.

Draba stenoloba Ledeb.

Expedition:
Harriman Alaska Expedition
Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America
Collector:
Trevor C. D. Kincaid
Place:
Popof Island, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Jul 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Sep 2012
Common name:
Alaska draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Capparales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba stenoloba Ledeb.
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0013
Barcode:
01118364
USNM Number:
375068
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NMNH - Botany Dept.

Draba stenoloba Ledeb.

Expedition:
Harriman Alaska Expedition
Biogeographical Region:
70 - Subarctic America
Collector:
Frederick V. Coville
Thomas H. Kearney Jr.
Place:
Egg Island, Disenchantment Bay, Alaska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
22 Jun 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
24 Sep 2012
Common name:
Alaska draba
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Capparales Brassicaceae
Published Name:
Draba stenoloba Ledeb.
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0013
Barcode:
01118367
USNM Number:
373940
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Botany
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NMNH - Botany Dept.

Ship: The "George W. Elder"

Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909
United States National Museum
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Landscape; other; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Landscape
Other
Date:
1899
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
The ship "George W. Elder" used for the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899 which was co-sponsored by Edward Henry Harriman, President of the Union Pacific Railroad, and the Washington Academy of Sciences. Originally conceived by Harriman as a big game hunt, it was transformed into a scientific exploring expedition on the advice of Clinton Hart Merriam, Chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey. Many of the specimens collected were deposited in the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, including large collections of birds and mollusks secured by Robert Ridgway and William Healey Dall. The expedition departed from Seattle, Washington, aboard the "George W. Elder," on May 31st and returned on July 30, 1899.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Box 2, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Boats and boating
Expeditions
Collectors and collecting
Collecting and collections
Scientific expeditions
Ships
Standard number:
88-16754
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Basket

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Media/Materials:
Spruce root, bear grass
Techniques:
Twined, false-embroidered, dyed
Dimensions:
25.5 x 24 cm
Culture/People:
probably Chugach (attributed); formerly identified as Tlingit
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Alaska; USA
Date Created:
circa 1890
Collection History:
Collected in 1899 during the E.H. Harriman Expedition to Alaska; presumably owned by the expedition's sponsor, railroad magnate Edward Henry Harriman (1848-1909) and inherited by his daughter Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934); bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Catalog Number:
18/6475
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Ethnographic Items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

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The Lost Trail - Apache

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10.5 x 15.5 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1903
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Five Apache men on horseback. They wear blankets and hats. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11176
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Clam Digger

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
11.5 x 15.75 in.
Culture/People:
Suquamish
Place:
Puget Sound; Washington; USA (inferred)
Site Name:
Puget Sound
Date Created:
1900
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Woman digging for clams on beach, alongside of canoe with a high prow. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11177
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Apache - Land

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
12 x 15 in.
Culture/People:
White Mountain Apache
Place:
White Mountains; Apache County, Navajo County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Site Name:
White Mountains
Date Created:
1903
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Group of Apache Indians riding on horseback in a valley of the White Mountain region. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11178
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Piegan Encampment

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10 x 16.5 in.
Culture/People:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]
Place:
Blackfeet Reservation; Glacier County, Pondera County; Montana; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1900
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
View overlooking a Piegan encampment with tipis and horses. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11171
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Renegade Type - Apache

Subject:
Genitoa (Gennetoa/Gen-Neato), Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
11 x 16 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1904
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Portrait of Genitoa (Gen-Neato or Gennetoa) wearing a blanket and kerchief headband. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11175
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Eskadi - Apache

Subject:
Eskadi (Eske De/Eski De), Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10.75 x 15.5 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
Copyright 1903
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Portrait of Eskadi (Eske De) wearing a blanket and a kerchief headband. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11173
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Getting Water - Apache

Subject:
Ter-jar-yill, Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
12.5 x 16 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Banks of the White River; White River Valley; Fort Apache Reservation (White Mountain Reservation); Navajo County, Gila County; Arizona; USA
Site Name:
White River Valley
Date Created:
1903
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Ter-jar-yill (?), a young Apache woman, scooping water into a basket covered with pinon pitch. Horses wait in the background. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11179
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

A Zuni Governor

Subject:
Sat Sa, A:shiwi (Zuni)
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10 x 17 in.
Culture/People:
A:shiwi (Zuni)
Place:
Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1903
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Portrait of Zuni governor Sat Sa wearing a cloth headband and blanket. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
Catalog Number:
P11174
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Bombus (Pyrobombus) flavifrons Cresson, 1863

Collector:
T. Kincaid
Preparation:
Pinned
Prep Count:
1
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Koukak Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska, United States
Collection Date:
4 Jul 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Harriman Expedition'99
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Record Last Modified:
1 Jul 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Apinae
Published Name:
Bombus (Pyrobombus) flavifrons Cresson, 1863
Barcode:
USNMENT01004461
USNM Number:
USNMENT1004461
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Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.

Bombus (Pyrobombus) flavifrons Cresson, 1863

Collector:
T. Kincaid
Preparation:
Pinned
Prep Count:
1
Sex:
Female
Stage:
Adult
Place:
Popof Island, [Not Stated], Alaska, United States
Collection Date:
9 Jul 1899
Specimen Count:
1
Notes:
Bombus pleuralis Nylander det. R.B. Miller 1987
Harriman Expedition '99
Crowdsourcing:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Record Last Modified:
1 Jul 2015
Taxonomy:
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae Apinae
Published Name:
Bombus (Pyrobombus) flavifrons Cresson, 1863
Barcode:
USNMENT01001229
USNM Number:
USNMENT1001229
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Entomology
Data Source:
NMNH - Entomology Dept.

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