|Title||Herd of reindeer at Port Clarence, Alaska, 1900 |
|Photographer||Hegg, Eric A., 1867-1948 |
|Caption||Beginning in 1892, the United States government brought reindeer from Asia and Europe into Alaska as a new food source for the native peoples. The idea was to replace hunting with herding, particularly after newly arrived gold miners had killed so much of the local game.|
This 1900 photo by Eric Hegg shows a herd of reindeer near Port Clarence, on Alaska's Seward Peninsula. Although the reindeer multiplied until the 1930s, the experiment was not a success because the animals required too much care.
|Notes||Original copy negative.|
Original photograph: Hegg, E.A., 1900. Copied by photographer or by Webster & Stevens.
|Subjects||Gold rushes; Reindeer |
|Places||Port Clarence (Alaska) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1983.10.13163 |
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|Credit Line||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||PEMCO Webster & Stevens Collection |
|Physical Description||1 negative: nitrate, b&w; 6.5 x 8.5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original copy negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4. |