|Title||Woman and two men on plank sidewalk, Skagway, 1898 |
|Notes||Signs in background are for The Owl Club, Dr. I.H. Moore and Dr. Keller, Dentist|
On verso of image: Newman walking away.
The man seen walking away behind the three individuals is probably Packer Jack Newman.
Filed in Alaska--Cities--Skagway
|Contextual Notes||Dr. Isaac H. Moore was born in Pennsylvania in June 1857. Before moving to Alaska in 1898, Moore and his wife Emma and daughter Helene were living in Pocatello, Idaho. By 1910, the family had moved to Seattle. Dr. Moore died in Pierce County in 1942.|
Louis S. Keller was born in 1861 in Minnesota. His wife's name was Martha.
Majestic mountains rise abruptly on either side of Skagway, a town situated in a narrow glaciated valley at the head of the Taiya Inlet in Alaska. Positioned along one of the main transportation corridors leading to Canada's interior, Skagway was established as a result of a gold strike in the Klondike region of Canada's Yukon Territory. Beginning in the summer of 1897, thousands of hopeful stampeders poured in to the new town and prepared for the arduous 500-mile journey to the gold fields. Realizing the grueling challenges that lay ahead on the route and the economic potential of supplying goods and services to other stampeders, some chose to remain in Skagway and establish a permanent community. Although it lasted but a brief period, and few obtained the wealth they dreamed of, the Klondike Gold Rush left a lasting mark on the Alaskan and Canadian landscapes. Today, Skagway's "boomtown" era remains alive in the many turn-of-the-century buildings that survive. The city now hosts half a million tourists annually and has a year-round population of approximately 800. [Source: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/75skagway/75skagway.htm]
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Wooden sidewalks--Alaska--Skagway; Dental offices--Alaska--Skagway; Business enterprises--Alaska--Skagway; Group portraits |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Skagway (Alaska)--Buildings, structures, etc. |
|Location Depicted||United States--Alaska--Skagway |
|Digital Collection||Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection|
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|Negative Number||UW8152 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Alaska Photograph Collection |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 100 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004. |
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