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Creator Role

manufacturer publisher copyrighter

Description

The stereograph features a black and white image of reindeer tied to electrical posts against a background of a small town and a crowd of men. These reindeer were purchased from Norway in response to legislation that William McKinley signed in 1897. The reindeer were to carry supplies to gold miners across the Chilkoot Pass to the newly established town of Dawson, Alaska in response to rumors that the miners were starving and without supplies. The image is mounted on a peach card with rounded corners.

Description Source

National Park Service. https://www.nps.gov/articles/klgo-reindeer-rescue.htm (accessed September 17, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1898

Measurement

3 1/2 X 7 1/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card

Inscription

recto, at left of card: Keystone View Company, / Manufacturers and Publishers recto, at right of card: Meadville, Pa. St. Louis, Mo. / Copyright 1898, by B. L. Singley. recto, at bottom of card: 9067-Government Reindeer en rout for Alaska.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

stereograph

Class

photos

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6690

Digital ID

FVW_06690

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Government Reindeer en route for Alaska

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