Location of all Salmon canneries, Salteries and hatcheries, and all herring, Whaling and halibut stations operated in S.E. A1aska during the season of 1911. Dept. of Commerce & Labor, U.S.B.F., 1911. Includes canneries, salteries,...
Title taken from image. Eleven men and youth on platform in the Whale House, with two bent-wood boxes, woodworm dish, rainwall screen and house posts of raven and the girl and the woodworm in background. Photographer's number 193.
Flagpole is on left end of the building. Summer view. Butter came in barrels like that at corner of building. Locals used them for making misigaaq (seal oil) and mikigaq (fermented whale meat and blubber).
Man on the left uses a tool that resembles a metal garden hoe. The other men are using metal scraping tools, called "tuggaun" in Iñupiaq, which are the same tools used to butcher a whale. Scraping is made easier by freezing the skin.