Photographs of the native people of the Bering Sea area

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Creator

Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943

Abstract

These black and white photographs of people in and around the Bering sea area were probably taken during Stejneger's extensive study of the fur seals of the North Pacific-Bering Sea. Many of these photographs are unidentified and undated. Depicted in these photographs are local people to the Bering sea area and others associated with fur sealing. Locations depicted include Bering Island / Beringa, ostrov (one photograph identified) and Sitka, Alaska (one photograph identified), and Kamchatka. It is possible that many of the photographs, however, were taken in on Bering Island, Copper Island / Ostrov Mednyy, Robben Island / Tyuleniy, Ostrov and Kamchatka. Some of these photographs may be published.

Date Range

1882-1916

Start Date

1882

End Date

1916

Access Information

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Topic

  • Zoology
  • Zoologists

Place

  • Kamchatka
  • Beringa, ostrov
  • Russia

Form/Genre

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

Accession #

SIA RU007074

Collection name

Leonhard Stejneger Papers, 1753, 1867-1943

Physical Description

66 black-and-white photographs

Physical Location

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Sublocation

Box 31 Folder 9