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Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w
Black-and-white photographs
Sitka (Alaska)
Also known as: RU7243_Box1_F2_Harriman19 [SPI_1584]
Photo of the exterior of an old museum in Sitka, Alaska. The upper portion of the exterior is decorated with Tlingit art. Page 60 of a photo album documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition, Volume 1. This image is part of a series of photographs taken by various members of the Harriman Alaska Expedition of 1899, which was cosponsored 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, the enterprise was transformed into a scientific expedition upon the advice of Clinton Hart Merriman, chief of the Bureau of Biological Survey.
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3691
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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Local number:
SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3691]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives