Skagway street scene, 1898
- Nowell, F.H. (Frank H.)
By 1898, Skagway, Alaska, had a busy business district which sold goods and services to people leaving for the Klondike gold fields.This photo shows downtown Skagway in 1898. Businesses which can be seen in the photo include drugstores, outfitters, an agency for hiring packers to carry one's supplies along the trail, a hardware store and tinsmith, and several saloons. Two women stand in the middle of the dirt steet, surrounded by passing wagons.
Scanned from original photograph using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 24-bit RGB color, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
- Museum of History & Industry, Seattle