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

Overview of the Collection

Title
Alaska Marine Resources and Pribilof Islands Photograph Collection
Dates
circa 1896-1909 (inclusive)
Quantity
30 photographic prints ((1 box))
Collection Number
PH0595
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
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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Pribilof Islands, AlaskaReturn to Top

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

Pelagic Seal and Otter HuntingReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
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 item
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 item
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