Photostory #42: The Pampered Chinchilla

Jean Gainfort Merrill
National Film Board of Canada
Release Date
January 24, 1956
CMCP fonds
Credit Line
Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography fonds, National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Main Text
Chinchillas make tame, albeit expensive, pets. Through their national association, Canadian breeders pool their pelts and sell them at the Montreal fur auction, realizing an average $101 for top-grade skins. Last year after some brisk bidding, some ranchers received as high as $175 for one skin.