The young lady is a new nurse at the Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Barrow who only arrived a few days previous to this picture. She is clearly "Outside", and loves Gothic style (note the boots, the studded collar, and unseen skull and crossbones ear rings among other things). Of course she has never seen anything like Barrow. But she's not squeamish about a whale being processed! She was fascinated by what she saw.

I was fascinated with the huge culture difference and how to photograph it.