National Geographic : 1951 Apr
An Entire Family Turns Out to Fish in an Ice Hole Out on windswept Bering Strait, mother thrusts her pole into a hole cut through four feet of ice. Baby sister, who grasps a whalebone-mesh ice scoop, snuggles in her parent's fur-lined parka. This arrange ment protects her so comfort ably that she thinks nothing of going fishing in zero weather. Two girls cover their parkas with calico coats to keep the furs clean. Mother, who must melt all water from snow or ice, has no small job washing these flowered outer garments. Right: Two tomcod, caught with bright glass-bead lures, dangle from man's ice-coated line, which he winds between outstretched sticks. Reindeer pants, fur parka, and parka cover shut out the cold.