|Title||Sami herdsmen and reindeer in Woodland Park, Seattle, 1898 |
|Photographer||Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952 |
|Caption||In 1892, the United States government started bringing reindeer from Siberia into Alaska as a new food source for the native peoples. In 1898, the government brought in Norwegian reindeer, along with Sami herdsmen and their families. They stopped in Seattle to wait for a ship to Alaska. Some Sami remained in Alaska, while others eventually returned to Seattle or home to Norway. The Sami were formerly called Lapplanders.|
In this 1898 photo, taken by the Edward S. Curtis firm at Woodland Park, Sami herders from Norway stand with a group of reindeer.
|Notes||Original photo copied by Asahel Curtis.|
Caption on image (obscured): Curtis.
Caption on border: Asahel Curtis, Commercial Photographer, 625 Colman Block, Seattle.
Handwritten on mount: Reindeer on drive to Alaska - at Woodland Park.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Reindeer--Washington (State)--Seattle; Parks--Washington (State)--Seattle; Gates--Washington (State)--Seattle; Sami (European people) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Phinney Ridge (Seattle, Wash.)
Woodland Park (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2002.3.1817 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Lantern Slide Collection |
|Physical Description||1 lantern slide: color; 2 1/4 x 3 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original lantern slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |