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The Antarctica Butcher
The Antarctica Butcher
Standish Backus
Accession Number: 88-186-BM
Original work: Watercolor
Original size: 22.5 by 30 inches

The artist's dramatic depiction of the seaman in mid-swing makes this scene appear somewhat barbaric, but in actuality, killing seals in order to feed the sled dogs was a regular, necessary task. Task Force 43 had twenty-eight huskies as part of the crew. They were on hand for rescue and reconnaissance and were used where heavy track vehicles would bog down in snow and ice.

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