Frank LaRoche "Steamer Queen" Before Muir Glacier
Medium Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
Photo Date 1878ca Print Date 1878ca
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25 in. (184 x 235 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
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About This Image
The Steamer Queen chugs in front of Alaska's majestic Muir Glacier, trailing a plume of black smoke behind it--in high contrast to the icy white terrain.
La Roche was born in Pennsylvania, but operated out of Seattle actively from around 1890–1902. He won a gold medal for his work photographing the Alaska-Yukon Exposition in 1909.
John Muir, for whom the glacier is named, brought this natural wonder to public attention after his expeditions in 1878 and 1880.
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