The Good Ship Geo. W. Elder 1899

ID: SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3641]

Creator: Harriman, Edward Henry 1848-1909

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1899

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3641

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Photo of the expedition's ship the George W. Elder. Mountains are in the background. Page 10 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.


  • Merriam, C. Hart (Clinton Hart) 1855-1942
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • United States Bureau of Biological Survey
  • Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)
  • Harriman Alaska Expedition (1899)


Also known as: RU7243_Box1_F1_Harriman4 [SPI_1534]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3641

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3641]

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Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w

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