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Drying whale meat, Alaska, 1929

Drying whale meat, Alaska, 1929

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Drying whale meat. Inuit man standing behind racks of drying whale meat in Alaska, USA, in 1929. Whales are a traditional source of food and materials in Alaska. The meat is dried and eaten, while the skin and bones are used in the construction of clothes and buildings. Whales are abundant in the northern Pacific, around both Alaska and eastern Siberia. Photographed in Hooper Bay, on the west coast of Alaska.

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