• Creator
  • Nowell, Frank H.
  • Created Date
  • 1904
  • Description
  • In 1898, gold was found near Nome, Alaska, setting off a new stampede of fortune hunters. For the next decade or more, crowds of men, women, and children washed gravel and sand through rockers and other equipment, trying to find gold. Rockers were easily built and simple to operate. About $50 million in gold was removed from the Nome area in the first ten years.This photo shows a man operating a rocker in Nome, Alaska. It is a copy of a photo ... more
    In 1898, gold was found near Nome, Alaska, setting off a new stampede of fortune hunters. For the next decade or more, crowds of men, women, and children washed gravel and sand through rockers and other equipment, trying to find gold. Rockers were easily built and simple to operate. About $50 million in gold was removed from the Nome area in the first ten years.This photo shows a man operating a rocker in Nome, Alaska. It is a copy of a photo taken in 1904 by Frank H. Nowell, a Seattle photographer who spent several years in Nome. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    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
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