• Creator
  • La Roche, Frank
  • Created Date
  • 1897
  • Description
  • Caption on image: ""Scales, Chilkoot Pass. c1897""""Scales, Chilkoot Pass. This is an extremely interesting spot. It is at the foot of Chilkoot Pass, and the last resting place prior to the ascent of Chilkoot on the northward trip. The group shown in the picture includes several Indian packers. After the long march from Dyea Point this hardy band of miners took a well merited rest at the foot of the pass. The rocky background, shown in the pho... more
    Caption on image: ""Scales, Chilkoot Pass. c1897""""Scales, Chilkoot Pass. This is an extremely interesting spot. It is at the foot of Chilkoot Pass, and the last resting place prior to the ascent of Chilkoot on the northward trip. The group shown in the picture includes several Indian packers. After the long march from Dyea Point this hardy band of miners took a well merited rest at the foot of the pass. The rocky background, shown in the photograph, is a slight indication of the hazardous climb in the prospect. The climate and the occupation are not condusive to slender appetites, and it will be seen that as soon as a halt was cried some of the men plunged into their provision sacks regardless of the fact that their photographs were being taken."" (Frank La Roche, En Route to the Klondike, 1898)Klondike Gold Rush. less
  • Format
  • image
    StillImage
    photograph
    Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3. 8/1998