Plates 34a-38b for Russia fur-seal islands

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


These original photographs mound on mounted and with captions pertain to Stejneger's extensive study of the fur seals of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area. The photographs show fur-seal rookeries, salt houses, bundles of seal skins, local people, the way of life on the fur-seal islands, and general geological features in the villages of Glinka and Karabelni on Copper Island (officially Ostrov Mednyy). Some or all of these images may be published. Many of the photographs are dated August 1895.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1895

End Date

Jul 31, 1895

Access Information

Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at


  • Northern fur seal
  • Zoology
  • Zoologists


  • Glinka
  • Mednyy, Ostrov
  • Russia


  • Fieldbook record
  • Field notes
  • Black-and-white photographs

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

9 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 27 Folder 6