Eskimo Baskets 1899

ID: SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3822]

Creator: Curtis, Edward S. 1868-1952

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1899

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3822

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Summary

Photo of Eskimo baskets sitting against a cloth backdrop on top of a woven rug. Page 189 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.

Subject

  • 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)

Notes

Also known as: RU7243_Box1_F6_Harriman39 [SPI_1638]

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3822

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1899

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Topic

  • Art
  • Still lifes
  • Community life
  • History
  • Discoveries in science
  • Arts
  • United States--History

Place

  • Prince William Sound (Alaska)
  • United States
  • Kodiak Island (Alaska)
  • Siberia (Russia)
  • Aleutian Islands (Alaska)

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3822]

Physical description

Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w

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