Collection of glass plate negatives, 1900-1940 (bulk 1913-1924).


Collection of glass plate negatives, 1900-1940 (bulk 1913-1924).

The collection contains 282 glass plate negatives documenting arctic exploration and Inuit culture in the early 20th century. Ships shown include the Bear, Corwin, and North Star. Individual and group shots of scientists, "Copper Eskimos," and Inuit peoples include images of Charles D. Brower, Fritz Johansen, Charles Klinkenberg, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, and Storker Theodor Storkerson. Illustrated locations in Alaska include Collinson Point, Flaxman Island, Fort Yukon, and Tanana; in the Northwest Territories, Bernard Harbor, Cape Bathurst, and Victoria Island; in the Yukon, Herschel Island; in Greenland, archaeological digs at Osterbygd. Also included are images of Stefansson's 1923-24 trip to Australia and many aerial photographs. Principal photographers are George Hubert Wilkins and the Lomen Bros.

7.5 feet (17 boxes)

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With the goal of finding a continent north of the Canadian Archipelago, Vilhjalmur Stefansson organized the Canadian Arctic Expedition. Stefansson had already distinguished himself as an explorer and ethnologist by spending 18 months with the Inuit of the Mackenzie Delta, learning their language and customs during the Anglo-American expedition of 1906-1907. Furthermore, during an expedition from 1908 to 1912, he made notoriety by discovering a group of fair-haired natives on Victoria Island that...

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Trader and author. From the description of Charles D. Brower diary, 1886-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453438 ...

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Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962 (person)

Vilhjalmur Stefansson was born on November 3, 1879 in Arnes, Manitoba, Canada. He attended the University of North Dakota from 1897-1902. He was voted the best orator in 1900, and also worked for the school newspaper. In 1930 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, only the third such degree awarded. He then transferred to the University of Iowa and graduated in 1903 with a degree from the School of Liberal Arts. He next enrolled at Harvard, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1...

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Hudson's Bay Company (corporateBody)

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Klinkenberg, Charles. (person)

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Lomen Bros. (corporateBody)

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Johansen, Fritz. (person)