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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

4500 thumbnail picture
Herd of fur seals driven to killing grounds
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1947
4501 thumbnail picture
A "skin boy" with pelts on the ground
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4502 thumbnail picture
Fur seal killing and skinning operation
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4503 thumbnail picture
Laying out fur seal skins following killing and skinning operation
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4504 thumbnail picture
Scientists recording fur seal length after killing operation
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4505 thumbnail picture
Counting fur seal skins as they are transported to the processing facility.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4506 thumbnail picture
Counting fur seal skins following killing and skinning operations
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4507 thumbnail picture
Counting fur seal skins following killing and skinning operations
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4508 thumbnail picture
Placing fur seal skins in wash tanks
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946
4509 thumbnail picture
Soaking fur seal skins with sea water as part of curing process
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4510 thumbnail picture
Removing fur seal skins from the wash tanks
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4511 thumbnail picture
A view of the blubbering room - where the blubber is removed from the fur seal skins.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4512 thumbnail picture
Wringing water from blubbered fur seal skins
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946
4513 thumbnail picture
Wringing out excess sea water from fur seal pelts
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4514 thumbnail picture
Marking fur seal pelts
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4515 thumbnail picture
Marking fur seal pelts
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4516 thumbnail picture
Salting fur seal skins
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4517 thumbnail picture
Barreling fur seal skins at proscessing plant
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4518 thumbnail picture
Weighing barrel of fur seal skins
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4519 thumbnail picture
Marking barrel of fur seal skins for Canada
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4520 thumbnail picture
Stencilling barrels of fur seal skins for shipment to either Alaska or Canada
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946
4521 thumbnail picture
Barrels of fur seal skins
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4522 thumbnail picture
Frank G. Ashbrook, left, in charge of Wild Fur Animal Investigations, and Milton C. James, Assistant Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, examining fur seal skins at annual auction held at the Fouke Fur Co. in St. Louis, Missouri.
Missouri, St. Louis 1950 April 17
4523 thumbnail picture
Kenching fur seal skins (preparing to salt skins as part of curing process).
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1946 circa
4524 thumbnail picture
Beaming machine used experimentally for mechanical blubbering of fur seal skins.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1952
4525 thumbnail picture
5,000 gallon oval brining tank for curing fur seal skins.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island 1952
4526 thumbnail picture
Little Polovina Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4527 thumbnail picture
Little Polovina Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4528 thumbnail picture
Zapadni Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4529 thumbnail picture
Fur seal bulls waiting for the arrival of the cows at Polovina Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4530 thumbnail picture
Harems at Lukanin
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4531 thumbnail picture
Harems at Lukanin end
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4532 thumbnail picture
Fur seals massed below Hutchinson Hill
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4533 thumbnail picture
Harems at NE Point
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4534 thumbnail picture
Telephoto view of Polovina Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4535 thumbnail picture
Portion of Tolstoi Rookery (infra-red)
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4536 thumbnail picture
Kitovi Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4537 thumbnail picture
Aerial photo made from balloon at 750 feet altitude. The black dots are fur seals.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4538 thumbnail picture
Gorbatch Rookery during the annual harem census. The large fur seals are the bulls defending their harems.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4539 thumbnail picture
Idle bulls at Gorbatch Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4540 thumbnail picture
Fur seal bulls on the hauling ground
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4541 thumbnail picture
Gorbatch Rookery during the annual harem census. The large fur seals are the bulls defending their harems.
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4542 thumbnail picture
Mass of fur seal pups at Gorbatch Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4543 thumbnail picture
Fur seal harems in dense formation
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4544 thumbnail picture
Fur seal harems when well-knit with large bulls jealously guarding their harems
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4545 thumbnail picture
Fur seal harems when well-knit at Gorbatch Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4546 thumbnail picture
Idle and surplus bulls as well as large bachelors hauled out on the beach
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4547 thumbnail picture
Bull with females and pups of harem
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4548 thumbnail picture
Harems at Polovina Rookery
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island
4549 thumbnail picture
A harem early in the season
Alaska, Pribilof Islands, St. Paul Island

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