Factory Processor’s Rain Pants

Description
Fish processors aboard trawlers like the Alaska Ocean wear waterproof pants over their coveralls and other clothing to protect themselves from the water and fish slime that are constant companions in the factory. This pair is dark blue, the same as those worn by deck hands. These pants are small and were worn by processor Thelma McFarland in the summer 2007 season.
Object Name
rain pants
date made
2007
used
2007
used
McFarland, Thelma
maker
Helly Hansen
Physical Description
nylon/polyurethan (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 42 in x 22 1/2 in x 3/4 in; 106.68 cm x 57.15 cm x 1.905 cm
place made
China
Associated Place
United States: Pacific Coast
United States: Alaska
North Pacific Ocean
Bering Sea
United States: Washington
ID Number
2007.0178.21
catalog number
2007.0178.21
accession number
2007.0178
subject
Fishing
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Natural Resources
Clothing & Accessories
On the Water exhibit
event
Contemporary United States
See more items in
Work and Industry: Maritime
On the Water exhibit
Exhibition
On the Water
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks
Publication title
On the Water online exhibition
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

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