• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • 1915
  • Description
  • 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. Af... more
    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. 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
  • Rights
  • All Rights Reserved