Album 23, Northwest Territories [graphic material]
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Album 23, Northwest Territories [graphic material]
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- R216-1011-X-E, Volume number: 14953
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- 1 album (407 photographs) b&w
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This album, comprised of 116 pages on which 407 photographs are mounted, consists of photos by R.S. (Richard) Finnie. Many of these same photographs are also found in album # 70, especially the photos from 1931. Finnie's headquarters were based out of Coppermine Gulf and while there, he captured the lives of the population in the Arctic through things such as sledge journeys and hunting camps. He also photographed men who had lived thirty years or more in the Arctic. Another subject is L.T. Burwash and Finnie in search of Franklin expedition relics in 1930. They flew in a G-CASK airplane to achieve this and this was the first flight over the Magnetic Pole (according to album). There is also a series of photographs documenting Finnie's filming activities such as for "Dance of the Copper Eskimo", and at Bloody Falls, Coppermine. Lastly, there are photographs from his travels with a N.A.M.E. party (Northern Aerial Minerals Explorations). Over half of these photographs have already been copied.
The following places can be found in the album: Herschel Island, Yukon; Rymer Point; Coppermine; Cambridge Bay, Victoria Island; Pearce Point, Amundsen Gulf; Hunter Bay, Great Bear Lake; Bernard Harbour; Tikerak, Coronation Gulf; Dead Man's Island, Coronation Gulf; Bill Storr's trapping camp, Basil Bay; Bloody Falls, Coronation Gulf; Gjoa Haven, Victoria Island.
The following events can be found in the album: C.A.S.M. after engine failure (airplane); feeding dogs fish; moving house and porch for Dr. Martin; hauling sawn ice for future water supply; backing nets; icing sled runners; travelling by dog sled; crossing tide crack; filming "Dance of the Copper Eskimos"; Inuit dancing their traditional dance; Inuit hunter waiting at seal breathing hole; R.S. Finnie "sun-bathing" topless; tea while on the trail after a chance meeting; travelling through water on ice; airplanes landing; Kumaiak spearing fish; trenching for bornite (N.A.M.E. men); unloading McPherson, vessel; Inuit making sled; digging a grave; burial service of Inuit woman, Hikuituk; "Dick" Finnie typing notes at base; Inuit playing (skipping rope, acrobatics); building a dance igloo; Inuit looking through film camera; rehearsing scene for "Dance of the Copper Eskimos"; loading sleds; Ikpuckhuak rolling a cigarette; Inuit abandoning sealing camp; Inuit couple heading out on fishing trip; R.S. Finnie filming at Bloody Falls; splitting fish.
The following objects can be found in the album: Inuit boats and schooners; mail airplane; S.S. Baychimo; Anglican missions; photo of Dr. Neumeyer left by Amundsen; airplanes; old H.B.Co buildings at Simpson Strait; cairn built by L.T. Burwash and R.S. Finnie; R.S. Finnie's headquarters (snow covered); seal hunting camp; ancient Inuit structure, Tikerak Hill; Inuit cache; Dominion Explorer's cabins; copy of an engraving of Fort Enterprise; S.S. Patterson; schooners; Imperial Oil's discovery well; partly built igloo; Inuit tents; frozen nets in ice; fish cache, made of ice; Ptarmigan, schooner; Hudson's Bay Company posts; relics of Franklin party; traditional Inuit dress; wooden snow goggles; conical formations, Coronation Gulf; drawings by R.S. Finnie of Inuit men and Charlie Lewin; S.S. Fort McPherson.
The following people can be found in the album: Rev. H.S. Shepherd and daughter; Miss B. Quirt; Rev. J.H. Webster; Mr. Gillingham, the "writer"; Captain Cornwell; Mr. and Mrs. Patsy Wyant; Dr. Urquhart; Glyn Roberts, pilot; R.H.G. Bonnycastle, district manager, E.A; Inuit; L.T. Burwash; Mr. & Mrs. Ikey Bolt; Fathers Duschu?ois and Delalande; Kiguina, Inuit orphan; Kumaiak, chief medicine man, Coppermine district; Hoopo, met explorers Stefansson & Anderson; Kooluch, before lipoma operation; Bishop Geddes; William Storr; Andy L'Heureux, Arctic trapper and cook at N.A.M.E. camp; Jack Humble, airplane mechanic; Matt Beny, airplane pilot; Inspector Alan Belcher, R.C.M.P.; Ray Ross, post manager; Constable Tom Tredgold; Pete Norberg; R.S. Finnie; Mr. and Mrs. Semler; Ole Andreason of "Friendly Arctic" fame; "Swagger" Henickson; Carl Peterson; Fred Jacobson; W.D. Albright, agriculturist; Dr. R.D. Martin; Charley Lewin; Fred Seeley, wireless operator; Captain Morris; Ikallukpialluk; Paumialluk; Meetoocetuk; Constable Terrence Parsloe; Krenektuk; "Paddy" Gibson, Hudson's Bay Company; Bill Seymour, 40+ years in the Arctic; Pete Brant, trapper; Mrs. Patsy Klengenberg; Avahonna, son in law of Klengenberg; Annie Fitzgerald and baby; Ahawilook, guide on one stage of first winter flight out of Coppermine Gulf; Nelikahowk, Inuit woman; Inuit actors (for Finnie film); Ikpuckhuak; Lucy Kila, interpreter & assistant director of "Dance of the Copper Eskimos" (also wife of Bill Storr); Frank Burager, pilot; R.H. Channing Jr., N.A.M.E.; Guy Ahmayurak, Alaskan Inuit, interpreter; Alikumik, convalescent Inuit; Jim Hall, field engineer with N.A.M.E.; Bill Finlayson, N.A.M.E.; George Duncan, N.A.M.E.; Garfield Smith, N.A.M.E.
1. 6022-1931-R.S.F. "Old stone fox trap...Basil Bay, Coronation Gulf"
2. 6053-1931-R.S.F. "The midnight sun (six exposures), Coppermine, N.W.T."
However, both of these photographs can be found in album # 70.
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(Electronic) This album description was created by Melissa Soers in July 2003. (90: Open)
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- Note on the state of conservation:
The front cover of this album is a little loose. There should be interleaving.
This note is obsolete. The album was conserved as part of the album recontainerization project 2012.
- Custodial history:
- This album was originally part of accession 1974-366, which had been integrated into 1973-357. It has since been separated back into the two individual accessions of 1973-357 and 1974-366.
- Location of originals note:
- Gatineau Preservation Centre. Container 2189, barcode 2000773088.
- Container note(s):
14953 : Album 23 (Northwest Territories). Former container no. 1973-357 box 02189
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