Deserted Village 1899

ID: SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3837]

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. SIA2012-3837

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Photo of a deserted village along a beach with houses and totem poles still standing. Page 204 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.


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


Also known as: RU7243_Box1_F7_Harriman40 [SPI_1639]

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7243, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Image No. SIA2012-3837

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  • Scientific expeditions
  • Art
  • Geology
  • Community life
  • Zoology
  • Anthropology
  • Nature and society
  • Plants
  • History
  • Discoveries in science
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Geologists
  • Totems
  • Arts
  • Botany
  • Totem poles
  • United States--History


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


Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU007243 [SIA2012-3837]

Physical description

Photographic prints 9.5h x 13.75w

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