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Seaton at the North Pole - 1888

What we know about this image :

'Seaton at the North Pole' was the caption Pattison added to this photo. A rather distressing image of a seal hunter with his catch. His clothing would be made from seal skins to detract from his scent. Seals died out in the early 20th century on what was known as Seal Sands due to over culling and pollution. They were re-introduced and are now breeding again.

Date (of image) : 1888

Donor : Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Creator : James Whitehead Pattison

Part of the "Pattison's Photographs" collection


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