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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs

Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Names:
Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)  Search this
Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Coe, Wesley R. (Wesley Roswell), 1869-1960  Search this
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Devereux, W. B.  Search this
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Keen, Dora, 1871-  Search this
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Pillsbury, Arthur C. (Arthur Clarence)  Search this
Ridgway, Robert, 1850-1929  Search this
Artist:
Schreyvogel, Charles, 1861-1912  Search this
Extent:
396 Lantern slides
286 Photographic prints
1 Map
Culture:
Suquamish  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Yakutat Tlingit  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Yuit (Siberian Yup'ik)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Alaskan Eskimo  Search this
Unangan (Aleut)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Maps
Place:
British Columbia
Siberia (Russia)
Alaska
Date:
1898-1900
1903
1914
bulk 1899-1899
Summary:
The Mary Harriman Rumsey collection largely consists of photographic prints and lantern slides documenting the Harriman Expedition to Alaska in summer 1899. These depict members of the expedition and Alaskan scenery and people. The collection also includes scenic photographs of Alaska taken by Dora Keen in 1914 and photographs of Blackfeet, Hopi, Apache, and Suquamish Indians made by Edward Curtis in 1900 and 1903.
Scope and Contents:
The bulk of the collection comprises photographic prints, lantern slides, and one map documenting the Harriman Alaska Expedition from May to July of 1899. These photographs were made by members of the expedition, most prominently its official photographer Edward S. Curtis, funder Edward Henry Harriman, and lead scientist C. Hart Merriam. They depict Alaskan scenery, members of the expedition, and Native people and settlements that they encountered. Mary Harriman Rumsey's collection also includes later platinum prints of American Indians made and signed by Curtis (1900, 1903), photographs of glaciers in Alaska by Dora Keen (1914), a photograph of a painting by Charles Schreyvogel (1903), and a photograph of White Pass by Arthur Clarence Pillsbury (1898).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series: photographs relating to the Harriman Expedition; photographs of Alaska that were not made on the Harriman Expedition; and other photographs relating to American Indians. The Harriman series is arranged in a rough chronological order.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934) was an important American philanthropist and the oldest child of railroad tycoon Edward Henry Harriman. In 1901, while studying at Barnard College, she co-founded the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements (later named the Junior League of the City of New York), which facilitated charitable work by privileged women among New York's impoverished groups. Rumsey's efforts lead to the establishment of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc. in 1921. Additionally, Rumsey co-founded Today magazine with her brother Averell Harriman and others, and in 1933 she chaired the Consumer Advisory Board of the National Recovery Administration.

In 1899, Mary Harriman was among the Harriman family members who accompanied the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Originally planned as a bear-hunting trip for the family, the expedition, was funded by Edward Henry Harriman and organized with the help of ethnographer and naturalist Clinton Hart Merriam. The party of accomplished scientists, naturalists, photographers, artists, and writers cruised from British Columbia to Siberia and back on a private ship, the SS George W. Elder, in June and July of 1899. The scientists' findings were published in the thirteen-volume Harriman Alaska Series, and Harriman also paid the expedition's official photographer, Edward S. Curtis, to compile souvenir albums from the over 5,000 photographs made during the course of the expedition.
Related Materials:
The Smithsonian Institution Archives, University of Washington Special Collections, and Library of Congress have photo albums relating to the Harriman Alaska Expedition. The SI Archives also holds the Harriman Alaska Expedition Collection and photogravure plates from the Harriman Alaska Series.

NMAI holds photogravure plates and proofs made from Edward Curtis's later photographs and Frederick Dellenbaugh's expedition notes in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records. The National Anthropological Archives also holds Curtis photographs and papers.
Separated Materials:
The following materials were also part of Mary Harriman Rumsey's estate, gifted to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1934. Where possible, their current locations have been noted.

33 artifacts, most of which were likely collected in Alaska by the Harriman Alaska Expedition, are now housed in the NMAI object collection (catalog numbers 18/6460 - 18/6494)

A set of Harriman Alaska Expedition books, probably now in the Cornell University Libraries

4 phonograph records

A bundle of botanical specimens
Provenance:
This collection was donated as part of the estate of Mary Harriman Rumsey to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in May 1934.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Topic:
Scientific expeditions  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Online Media:

Harriman Alaska Expedition

Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Map
271 Photographic prints
396 Lantern slides
Type:
Archival materials
Maps
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May-July
Chronology:
This series contains photographs made from May 31 to July 30, 1899, during the Harriman Alaska Expedition. Photographers represented in the series are Edward S. Curtis (official photographer for the expedition), Edward Henry Harriman, C. Hart Merriam, W. B. Devereux, William H. Averell, Wesley Coe, Leon J. Cole, Grove Karl Gilbert, and Robert Ridgway; some photographs also may have been made by Curtis's assistant for the voyage, D. J. Inverarity. There is also a map documenting the passage of the expedition's ship, the SS George W. Elder.

Most of the prints were likely removed from one of the expedition's souvenir albums, or at least were made in preparation for the albums, and they are duplicated in the lantern slides. Many of the lantern slides represent unique images and many are are hand-colored.

The following is a rough chronology of the expedition, based on PBS's Harriman Expedition Retraced (http://www.pbs.org/harriman/1899/chronology.html):

May 23 -- Harriman's private train leaves New York City with many of the scientists on board

May 31 -- The train arrives in Seattle, where the remainder of the expedition party joins them on the SS George W. Elder

June 2 -- The expedition stops at Vancouver Island before traveling north along the British Columbia coast

June 3 -- Stop at Lowe Inlet to allow a group of scientists to explore Princess Royal Island

June 4 -- Stop at Metlakatla

June 5 -- Stop at Wrangell

June 6 -- Stop at Treadwell Mine near Skagway; 5 scientists stay for several days

June 7 -- Stop to ride White Pass Railroad

June 8 -- Stop at Juneau to pick up scientists left at Lowe Inlet and then head to Glacier Bay

June 15-18 -- Stop at Sitka

June 9-14 -- Cruise Glacier Bay, including exploration of Muir and other glaciers and a 12-man hike to Howling Valley

June 19 -- Stop at Yakutat mission settlement

June 20-23 -- Cruise to map Malaspina Glacier, observe seal hunters, and explore Disenchantment Bay

June 24 -- Stop at salmon cannery at Orca; converse with gold rush miners

June 25-29 -- Cruise Prince William Sound and discover and name Harriman Fiord and Harriman Glacier on June 26

June 30 -- Originally headed to Cook Inlet, but instead head to Kodiak Island to hunt bear

July 1-4 -- Bear hunting and July 4th celebration in Kodiak town (with boat races); Dellenbaugh hears about uninhabited Tlingit village in south Alaska

July 5-6 -- Pass Shumagin Islands on way to Bering Sea

July 7 -- Five scientists set up camp on Popof Island as the Elder heads onward

July 8 -- Stop at Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, and at Bogoslof before heading into the Bering Sea

July 9 -- Stop at St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs

July 10 -- Travel through Bering Sea toward Siberia

July 11 -- Stop at Plover Bay, Siberia, to visit Eskimo settlement

July 12 -- Stop at Port Clarence

July 13 -- Stop at St. Lawrence Island

July 14 -- Stop at Hall Island

July 15 -- Stop at St. Matthew Island

July 16-19 -- The Elder returns south, stopping at the Shumagins to retrieve camping scientists

July 20 -- Return to Kodiak

July 21-25 -- Returning south, stop at Juneau

July 26-27 -- Stop at uninhabited Tlingit village near Cape Fox

July 30 -- Arrive in Seattle
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Series 1
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National Museum of the American Indian
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Map of Alaska, showing course of Harriman trip

Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899
Scope and Contents:
Image of a color map showing the route of the Harriman Expedition in 1899 from Seattle, throughout Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Siberia, and return. Map is a published product, marked with longitude and lattitude and degrees.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00700
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.1: Map of Alaska showing route of the George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Continental Divide on Oregon Short Lone, Union Pacific Railroad

Photographer:
Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart), 1855-1942  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View of Edward Henry Harriman's private train on the Continental Divide, Wyoming, showing train engine and cars seen from the side on the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad. Train seems to be stopped, with passengers outside in prairie-like setting.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10882, L00688
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref585

Shoshone Falls and the Lava Plain

Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Aerial view of the Shoshone Falls from the north, with falls in the foreground, mesas in middleground and mountains in the far distance in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10883, L00689
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref586

Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Aerial view of the Shoshone Falls from the west, with falls in center, and mesas or low mountains in the background in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10884, L00692
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref587

Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Harriman, Edward Henry, 1848-1909  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View from the shore of the top of Shoshone Falls, with large boulder in waterway, low mountains and mesas on opposite side of falls in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10885, L00693
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref588

Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View from the shore of the Shoshone Falls, with island in center, low mountains on opposite side of falls in Idaho
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10886, L00694
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref589

The Ferry. Snake River

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Harriman Expedition members aboard a flat bottomed ferry with wooden ballustrates crossing the Snake River. Excursion horse-drawn wagon in the rear of the ferry; passengers and horses in front. "Dan.......... and CARLO S. SEVERI"(?) handpainted on gate of ferry in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10887, L00696
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref590

Snake River canyon below Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Canyon of the Snake River below Shoshone Falls, showing river with high rocky bluffs on either shore in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10888, L00695
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Fish Wheel. Columbia River

Photographer:
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Fish or salmon wheel on a raft in the Columbia River, Oregon. Fish wheels were water-powered nets that scooped up migrating salmon and steelhead that were funneled into the "wheel." After netting, the fish were dropped into a holding bin.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10889, L00698
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref592

The "Bad Lands"

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View of a rock bluff, with brush covered base in Colorado.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00687
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View of Shoshone Falls, with tree-covered bluff in foreground and bluffs beyond in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00690
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref596

Shoshone Falls

Photographer:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
View of Shoshone Falls, with tree-covered bluff in foreground and bluffs beyond in Idaho.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00691
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref597

Columbia river in flood

Photographer:
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Columbia River in flood, with view of trees and rock formations under water; bluffs and woods on opposite shore in Oregon.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00697
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref603

Salmon wheel. Columbia river

Photographer:
Cole, Leon J. (Leon Jacob), 1877-1948  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 May
Scope and Contents:
Fish or salmon wheel on a raft seen from the side in the Columbia River in Oregon. Fish wheels were water-powered nets that scooped up migrating salmon and steelhead that were funneled into the "wheel." After netting, the fish were dropped into a holding bin. Note the size of this device by locating the man standing on the deck.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item L00699
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.2: Photographs made during the train ride from New York City to Seattle, including Shoshone Falls and the Columbia River
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref605

Captain Doran, S.S. George W. Elder

Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 July
Scope and Contents:
Captain Peter Doran posed on the steamship S. S. George W. Elder, holding a sextant, on the coast of Alaska. Men sit in lifeboats behind him.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10979, L00706
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Burroughs and group on S.S. George W. Elder

Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June
Scope and Contents:
Members of the expedition in a lifeboat aboard the steamship S. S. George W. Elder, June 1899, on the coast of Alaska. Man on the right is possibly John Burroughs; "No. 1" painted on lifeboat.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10980, L00708
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref607

Fire drill on S. S. George W. Elder. Starks, Burroughs, Devereux and the Harriman family

Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June
Scope and Contents:
Passengers lined up on deck, wearing life preservers, during a fire drill on the steamship S. S. George W. Elder on the coast of Alaska. Included in the image are "Starks, Burroughs, Mrs A Harriman, Beth, Cornelia, Devereux, Averell, Roland".
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10978, L00709
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref608

Fire drill on S.S. George W. Elder. Harriman family

Photographer:
Averell, William H.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934.  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
1 Lantern slide
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Slides
Photographic prints
Lantern slides
Date:
1899 June
Scope and Contents:
Passengers lined up on deck, wearing life preservers, during a fire drill on the steamship S. S. George W. Elder on the coast of Alaska. From left: Mary Harriman, Cornelia Harriman, Dorethea Draper, Mrs. A. (possibly Mrs. Averell), Elizabeth Averell, Roland Harriman, Carol Harriman.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mary Harriman Rumsey Collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition Photographs, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.053, Item P10977, L00710
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Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs
Mary Harriman Rumsey collection of Harriman Alaska Expedition photographs / Series 1: Harriman Alaska Expedition / 1.3: Activities aboard the SS George W. Elder
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-053-ref609

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