|Title||Totem pole at Pioneer Square, 1915 |
|Photographer||Webster & Stevens |
|Caption||The totem pole at Pioneer Square has been a Seattle landmark since 1899. In that year, a group of Seattle businessmen visited the Tlingit village of Tongass, in Alaska. They thought the village was deserted and removed the 50-foot tall pole as a souvenir. The village residents were away at work, however, and the businessmen were later fined for the theft of the pole.|
The pole was originally created as a memorial to a woman of the Raven Clan. After being damaged by fire in 1938, it was replaced by a duplicate pole carved by Tlingit craftsmen.
In this photo, men are seated on benches around the totem pole waiting for the streetcar.
|Subjects||Totem poles |
|Places||Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.); Seattle (Wash.) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1983.10.10030.1 |
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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: glass, b&w; 8 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original 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. |
|Photographer's Reference Number||W&S 43, 861 |