Plates 59a-63b for Russia fur-seal islands

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These original photographs mounted on board and with captions pertain to Stejneger's extensive study of the fur seals of the North Pacific-Bering Sea area. The photographs show rookeries, seal drivers and driving, and other images taken in Robben Island, Saranna (Bering Island, officially called Ostrov Beringa) and locations in Copper Island (officially Ostrov Mednyy) including Zapadni (Glinka) and Popofski. Some or all of these images may be published. Many of the photographs are dated August 1895. Contains some prints of drawings made from photographs taken by other photographers.

Date Range


Start Date

Jul 31, 1895

End Date

Jul 31, 1895

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  • Northern fur seal
  • Zoology
  • Zoologists


  • Mednyy, Ostrov
  • Beringa, ostrov
  • Russia
  • Tyuleniy, Ostrov


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

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

12 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives


Box 27 Folder 10