Factory Processor’s Rain Pants


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.

Date Made: 2007Used: 2007

Used: McFarland, ThelmaMaker: Helly Hansen

Place Made: ChinaAssociated Place: United States: Pacific CoastUnited States: AlaskaNorth PacificBering SeaUnited States: Washington

Subject: FishingRelated Event: Contemporary United States


See more items in: Work and Industry: Maritime, Clothing & Accessories, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, Natural Resources, On the Water exhibit

Exhibition: On the Water

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater

Related Publication: On the Water online exhibition

Credit Line: Alaska Ocean thru Jeff Hendricks

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0178.21Catalog Number: 2007.0178.21Accession Number: 2007.0178

Object Name: rain pants

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3cbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1330202

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