• Creator
  • Webster & Stevens
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1916
  • Description
  • The United States monetary system used to be on the gold standard. People used gold coins, as well as paper currency which was backed by gold. When gold started arriving in Seattle from the Klondike in 1898, the government opened an assay office to buy gold and to certify its purity.In this photo, taken around 1916, a workman at the Seattle assay office pours molten gold into an ingot mold. At the time, each large bar of gold made this way was... more
    The United States monetary system used to be on the gold standard. People used gold coins, as well as paper currency which was backed by gold. When gold started arriving in Seattle from the Klondike in 1898, the government opened an assay office to buy gold and to certify its purity.In this photo, taken around 1916, a workman at the Seattle assay office pours molten gold into an ingot mold. At the time, each large bar of gold made this way was worth $28,000. 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