Yakutats 1899

ID: SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3710]

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. SIA2012-3710

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Two photos of Yakutats (Tlingits). The photo on the top right features three Yakutats with two canoes pulled alongside a larger boat. The photo on the bottom left features two men, each in his own canoe. Page 79 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_F2_Harriman21 [SPI_1591]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3710

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Geology
  • Transportation
  • Zoology
  • Birds
  • Portraits
  • Canoes and canoeing
  • Nature and society
  • Plants
  • History
  • Discoveries in science
  • Animals
  • Geologists
  • Taxidermists
  • Botany
  • Arts
  • Botanists
  • Ornithologists
  • United States--History
  • Zoologists


  • Yakutat Bay (Alaska)
  • Prince William Sound (Alaska)
  • United States
  • Kodiak Island (Alaska)
  • Siberia (Russia)


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3710]

Physical description

Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w

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