|Title||Interior of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Michael, Sitka, Alaska, ca. 1897. |
|Photographer||La Roche, Frank |
|Date||ca. 1897 |
|Notes||Caption on image: ""Interior Greek church, Sitka, Alaska""|
""The most conspicuous object in the town is probably the Greek church. It is built in the form of a Greek cross; has an emerald dome over the center and a bell tower surmounted by a cupola. The interior is a mass of gold and silver; the wood work is handsomely carved and richly gilded. It is the most ancient and interesting of the three Greek churches in the United States. Alaska having belonged to Russia, accounts for the existence of a Greek church in Sitka, the inhabitants of which soon developed a taste for the Christian religion as taught by the Russian missionaries who went into Russian-America and established mission stations at various points."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898""
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Orthodox churches--Alaska--Sitka|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of America|
|Location Depicted||United States--Alaska--Sitka |
|Digital Collection||Frank La Roche Photograph Collection|
|Order Number||LAR164 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Frank La Roche Photograph Collection. PH Coll 283 |
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3. 8/1998. |