|Title||Fisherman unloading halibut from hold of fishing boat, 1941 |
|Caption||The 1941 North Pacific halibut season ran for six months, with most fish being caught during April, May, June and July. Of the more than 52 million pounds of halibut caught that year, 61% was sold frozen and 39% sold fresh.|
This July 1941 photo shows fresh halibut being unloaded from the hold of a ship somewhere in the northern Pacific Ocean. In May 1941 alone, some 3.5 million pounds of halibut were sold at the Seattle Fish Exchange. That year, there were 184 vessels in Seattle's halibut fleet.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Halibut.|
Handwritten on sleeve: Fish - Halibut.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): July 7, 1941.
|Subjects||Fishermen--Washington (State); Halibut--Washington (State); Fishing boats--Washington (State) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State) |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI23055 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |