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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Edward S. Curtis. Inuit hut and family, ca. 1899. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (10.00.00)

EDWARD S. CURTIS. Inuit hut and family. Harriman Alaska Expedition, 1899

In the summer of 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a scientific expedition to explore and document the Alaskan coast. In addition to the Harriman family, the expedition included a host of scientific, literary, and artistic luminaries, including the photographer Edward Curtis, who photographed Alaskan landscapes, Native Americans, and the activities of other members of the expedition.