|Title||Klondikers ascending Chilkoot Pass with supplies and tents in the foreground , Alaska, spring 1898. |
|Photographer||Goetzman, H. J. |
|Notes||Image on caption: "Ascending Chilkoot Pass, Spring of 1898; En route to Klondike Gold Fields"|
Part of Goetzman series entitles: "En route to the Klondike Gold Fields".
PH Coll 246.9
[Meed journal: "The outfit for one man was about 1000 pound weight. It comprised sled, shovel, axe, a 7 foot long whip-saw for sawing logs into lumber and other tools for building a boat, tent, blankets and cooking utensils. The gold-pan served also as a dish pan, washing bowl, mixing pan for sourdough bread and baking tin for the same. In addition, grubs to keep him alive for several months was necessary as the country along the trail provided nothing. Flour, dried beans and sow-belly were the staples. Evaporated prunes and apricots helped to prevent scurvy. Thus several trips were necessary as a strong man could not carry more than 80 pounds on his back at a time. The gaps on the left of the procession are stations where the tired ones dropped out of the line for a temporary rest, while the stream of men went doggedly on and permitted no obstruction. The downhill trip "light" from the summit was accomplished by simply sliding down-hill through the snow without regard to style."
Klondike Gold Rush.
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Trails & paths--Alaska|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Chilkoot Pass (Alaska)|
|Location depicted||United States--Alaska--Chilkoot Pass |
|Digital Collection||William E. Meed Collection|
|Order Number||MEE080 |
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|Negative Number||UW13669 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||William E. Meed Photograph Collection. PH Coll 246|
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|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. 5/1998. |