Taking the boat and gear out onto the ice to set up whale camp. Men, Umiak and sled, sled dogs on ice. One dog team is pulling the boat on a sled, and the other is pulling a sled load of gear. Photo taken while stopping for a rest.
Cache of baleen, man (trader?) standing. Probably autumn, because the water is shallow, and there is no ice. In the spring, the whale would be pulled up by its tail, and in the fall it would be pulled up by its head.
Title taken from verso. Two whale hunters watch for whales while the rest of the hunters sleep in a tent, near Barrow, Alaska. Also from verso: "Property of Cook Inlet Historical Society. 8 miles out of Pt. Barrow. 1921." 1921. Photographer: Arthur...
Title taken from front. View of Northern Alaskan Eskimos with harpoons and whale carcass after hunt, with two men in boat at left. Photographer's number P-1621. 1920's? Photographer: A. Eide. Postcard. Original photograph size: 3 1/8" x 5".