• Creator
  • Wilse, Anders Beer, 1865-1949
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • Seattle's Railroad Avenue ran along the waterfront. During the peak gold rush period, from 1897 through about 1906, the avenue was busy with people headed to the Klondike and Nome gold fields. Merchants set up shops to sell supplies to the prospectors. Signs advertised last-minute purchases.This Anders Wilse photo shows Railroad Avenue (now Alaskan Way) in 1897 or 1898, during the Klondike gold rush. A small crowd has gathered to look at the K... more
    Seattle's Railroad Avenue ran along the waterfront. During the peak gold rush period, from 1897 through about 1906, the avenue was busy with people headed to the Klondike and Nome gold fields. Merchants set up shops to sell supplies to the prospectors. Signs advertised last-minute purchases.This Anders Wilse photo shows Railroad Avenue (now Alaskan Way) in 1897 or 1898, during the Klondike gold rush. A small crowd has gathered to look at the Klondike Home, a box-like aluminum house. The sign above the collapsible house reads "Portable Aluminum Houses. Air, frost, and fireproof. Just the thing for Alaska. Weight 150 pounds.". less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    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
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle