• Creator
  • Curtis, Asahel, 1874-1941
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1898
  • Description
  • Gold seekers who were headed to the Klondike gold fields via White Pass landed in Skagway, Alaska. The weather and the conditions on the White Pass Trail were so bad that people sometimes got stuck in Skagway for several days before they could head north. Businesses in Skagway took advantage of this.This photo, taken around 1898 by Asahel Curtis, shows a street in Skagway during the gold rush. Boards have been laid down on the muddy street to ... more
    Gold seekers who were headed to the Klondike gold fields via White Pass landed in Skagway, Alaska. The weather and the conditions on the White Pass Trail were so bad that people sometimes got stuck in Skagway for several days before they could head north. Businesses in Skagway took advantage of this.This photo, taken around 1898 by Asahel Curtis, shows a street in Skagway during the gold rush. Boards have been laid down on the muddy street to provide a walkway. Small wooden buildings are interspersed with tents. Clancy's Saloon sits prominently on the right. Part of a sign advertising life insurance can be seen at the upper far left. 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