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Alaskan Expedition

Fourth of July at Kodiak, Alaska, 1899
Edward H. Harriman (1841-1901), et al.
Fourth of July at Kodiak, Alaska, 1899
"The Harriman Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs, May to August 1899"
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Alaska map with Chart of Lands and Coasts of Alaska in North America
Alaska map with Chart of Lands and Coasts
of Alaska in North America

"The Harriman Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs, May to August 1899"
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From May to August 1899, the Harriman Alaska Expedition, brainchild of railroad magnate Edward Harriman, sailed from Sitka, near Juneau, to Siberia, with many stops on the way. The passengers, who included leading scientists, artists, and photographers, pursued their specialties while also joining in the ship's festivities. This special volume, a potpourri of poems, watercolors, and photos, was Harriman's personal souvenir. Pictured are a few pages from his album.


Louis Agassiz Fuertes,
Bird painting
"The Harriman Expedition: Chronicles and Souvenirs, May to August 1899"
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