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Alaska Marine Resources and Pribilof Islands Photograph Collection, ca. 1896-1909

Overview of the Collection

Title
Alaska Marine Resources and Pribilof Islands Photograph Collection
Dates
ca. 1896-1909 (inclusive)
Quantity
30 photographic prints, ((1 box))
Collection Number
595 (collection)
Summary
Turn of the century Alaska photographs showing seal and otter hunting activities in southeast Alaska and the Pribilof Islands, and Alaskan fish hatcheries.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Additional Reference Guides

To view selections from the collection in digital format, you can view the finding aid on the University of Washington website

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains photographs which were arranged into several sections. The first part of the collection consists of photographs made by N.B. Miller, who served as the assistant naturalist for the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Fur Seals Investigations for 1896 in the Pribilof Islands (an island group in the Bering Sea). The commission's agenda was to observe the condition of the American fur seals of the Pibilof Islands in order to determine the factors threatening the herd, and to suggest protective measures to insure the preservation of the fur seal population. The photographs show the Pribilof Islands, Aleut peoples, and pelagic seal and otter hunting.

The second major part of the collection consists of photographs showing Alaskan fish hatcheries. In 1889, the federal Fisheries Act (amended in 1900) required each person, company, or corporation to establish a hatchery near their fishing operation and to produce "four times" the number of mature salmon as would be taken during the fishing season. These photographs show such hatcheries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Pribilof Islands, AlaskaReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1
1: Landing at village, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
2
2: Village, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
3
3: Village, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
4
4: Village, St. Paul Island, Alaska
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896
5
5: People in wagons, going to the killing grounds for skins, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
6
6: Aleut family, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
7
7: Christmas banquet given to natives of St. Paul Island by the North American Commercial Company, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
8
8: Bridal party, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
9
9: Wildflowers in August, St. Paul Island, Alaska
1896
10
10: Village, St. George Island, Alaska
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896
11
11: Aleut children with two men, St. George Island, Alaska
1896

Drying SalmonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
12
12: Drying Salmon, Unalaska, Alaska
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896

Pelagic Seal and Otter HuntingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
13
13: Eskimo hunting implements
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896
14
14: Tlingit hunters throwing spear at seal
1896
15
15: "Biderkas" skin canoes for hunting sea otter, Kodiak, Kodiak Island, Alaska
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896
16
16: Sea otter hunter and boats, Unalaska, Alaska
N.B. Miller (photographer)
1896
17
17: Crew of pelagic fur-sealing vessel
1896
18
18: Aleut men and pelagic sealing apparatus
1896

HatcheriesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
19
19: Alaska Packers Association hatchery, Karluk, Kodiak Island, Alaska
20
20: Interior of Alaska Packers Association hatchery, Karluk, Kodiak Island, Alaska
21
21: Men transferring stock salmon to corral, Karluk, Kodiak Island, Alaska
22
22: "Method used at Karluk hatchery for drawing off fry from nursery," Karluk, Kodiak Island, Alaska
23
23: Rack in stream at Fortmann hatchery, Loring, Alaska
J.M.C. (photographer)
24
24: Men working at Fortmann hatchery, Loring, Alaska
J.M.C. (photographer)
25
25: Northwestern Fisheries Company hatchery, Hetta, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska
J.M.C. (photographer)
1901
26
26: John C. Callbreath Hatchery, McHenry, Etolin Island, Alaska
27
27: Trap pen and barrier in lower course of stream, John C. Callbreath Hatchery, McHenry, Etolin Island, Alaska
28
28: Racks and troughs used in salmon hatcheries

Fishing ShipsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
29
29: Ship Guy C. Goss, operated by the Northwestern Fisheries Company of Seattle, Wash.
Muirhead (photographer)
1909
30
30: Fish offal collecting steamer Salmonero, operated by the Russia Cement Company of Anacortes, Wash.
Muirhead (photographer)
1909