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manufacturer publisher copyrighter


The stereograph features a black and white image of reindeer and men standing in snow against a background of trees and mountains. 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 an orange card with rounded corners. Includes descriptive information on the card's reverse.

Description Source

National Park Service. (accessed September 17, 2018).


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1898


3 1/2 X 7 1/16 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

albumen print on paper card


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: 9272-Dr. Sheldon Jackson and Government Reindeer, Haines, / Alaska.


Gold mines and mining

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Current Location

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


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

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Dr. Sheldon Jackson and Government Reindeer, Haines, Alaska



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