Friday, October 9, 2009

Images Of Santa Catalina Island

Twenty-six miles off the shore of southern California lies Santa Catalina Island. The year was 1933, and sport fishing was still king there, despite the dark days of the Great Depression. The picture above shows Curator Parker, as she prepared a fish for mounting.

Thirty-eight years earlier, before the island was owned by the Wrigley family, this group set up a makeshift camp somewhere on the island, and posed circa 1895 in front of their three pitched tents - drinking, cooking, playing instruments and holding up the wild game they'd shot.


The Weaver of Grass said...

These photographs are so poignant - one cannot help but wonder what happened to the people in them.

Sweet Repose said...

Priceless...the wild, wild west...I wonder if I would've looked like that if I'd kept on doing taxidermy...ha...(hope not)!!!