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Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart) 1855-1942  Search this
Union Pacific Railroad Company  Search this
United States Bureau of Biological Survey  Search this
Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Physical description:
Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w
Black-and-white photographs
Kodiak Island (Alaska)
Prince William Sound (Alaska)
Siberia (Russia)
Also known as: RU7243_Box1_F5_Harriman25 [SPI_1611]
Photo of a dead bear lying on the ground. Page 137 of a photo album documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition, Volume 2. 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. SIA2012-3770
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Animals  Search this
Bears  Search this
Botany  Search this
Discoveries in science  Search this
Geologists  Search this
Geology  Search this
Hunting  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Nature and society  Search this
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Taxidermists  Search this
United States--History  Search this
Zoologists  Search this
Zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3770]
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Smithsonian Institution Archives