National Geographic : 1948 Jan
© National Geographic Society Men Need No Gloves Skinning Still-warm Seals Crew members skin out the quarry soon after capture. Spray freezes on ship's superstructure, but men's bare hands are comfortable. Furry seals are babies. Kodachromes by Ole Friele Backer Deft Knife Strokes Separate Sculp from Entrails Sculps (right, center) are sealskins and adherent blubber. Fat isremoved atthe home port. It yields afine oil used insoaps, lotions, and lubricants.