Photographs of Robben Island, Kamchatka (Mt. Velienchinski, Petropavlovsk), Bering Island (sledge dogs, fur-seal drives and rookeries) and Copper Island

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Creator

Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943

Abstract

These black and white photographs mounted on board pertain to Stejneger's extensive study of the fur seals of the North Pacific-Bering Sea. Many of the photographs are dated July or August of 1896. Depicted in these photographs are fur seals, fur seal drives, geographic features, villages, sled dogs, and people. Locations depicted include Robben Island, Kamchatka (Mt. Velienchinski, Petropavlovsk), Bering Island, officially called Ostrov Beringa (North and South Rookery, and Copper Island, officially called Ostrov Mednyy (Glinka and Karabelni). Some or all of these images may be published.

Date Range

1896

Start Date

Jun 30, 1896

End Date

Jul 31, 1896

Access Information

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Northern fur seal
  • Zoologists

Place

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

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

47 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 28 Folders 1-6