Old Harbor (Nuniaq) - Description
Old Harbor, circa 1888-89. One of the women sitting on the beach wears a ground-squirrel parka. The two men holding kayak paddles and dressed in waterproof gutskin parkas are probably sea otter hunters. Like the Russians, American fur-trading companies provided hunters with waterproof clothing and other provisions for hunting. An extra paddle is stored on the deck of the kayak. Courtesy of the National Archives, Albatross Collection, 22-FFA-268.