• Creator
  • Dobbs, B. B. (Beverly Bennett)
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1904
  • Description
  • The discovery of gold in the beach sands at Nome, Alaska, inspired people to dredge for offshore gold in the Bering Sea. Captain Henry S. Finch, Sr. and his son, Captain Henry S. Finch, Jr. spent the winter of 1904-1905 in Nome, Alaska trying their hand at offshore mining. The two men made enough money to return to Seattle and set up their business of ship salvage, cargo recovery and underwater construction.This photo of Captain Henry S. Finch... more
    The discovery of gold in the beach sands at Nome, Alaska, inspired people to dredge for offshore gold in the Bering Sea. Captain Henry S. Finch, Sr. and his son, Captain Henry S. Finch, Jr. spent the winter of 1904-1905 in Nome, Alaska trying their hand at offshore mining. The two men made enough money to return to Seattle and set up their business of ship salvage, cargo recovery and underwater construction.This photo of Captain Henry S. Finch, Sr. and his son, Captain Henry S. Finch, Jr. was taken off Nome, Alaska sometime during the winter of 1904-1905. According to a descendant of the two men, Capt. Finch, Sr. would have been about 55 years old at the time and his son, 17. 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