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photographic print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A49.209

  • Description

    Photograph (black and white); portrait of a group of Inuit standing in front of a whale boat with the Union Jack flag flying; the men wear fur parkas, trousers, and boots; one man sitting on the snow in the foreground, second from the left, is wearing a pair of snow goggles.
    Gelatin silver print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1901-1913 (Original)
    • 1993
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 12.7 centimetres
    • Width: 17.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of image
      • Inscription Content

        MM034269/1
        210
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink
  • Curator's comments

    This image is a photographic contact print made from a film negative and labelled as "[Inuit posing in front of whale boat same occasion as 184, 185, 207?. 8x10cm]" in the PicDoc.

    Production Place: Arctic region either in Canada or Greenland.

    Related images: Am,A49.183, Am,A49.184, and Am,A49.206Photographer: It is unclear whether or not Rev Edgar W T Greenshield is the photographer of these images.Production date: the dates 1901 through 1913 are given, becaue this is the time that Rev. Greenshield worked as a missionary in the Arctic.
    Production place: Greenshield was based on Blacklead Island, Blacklead Island is a Baffin Island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in Nunavut's Qikiqtaaluk Region.

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  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1993 (March-June)

  • Acquisition notes

    Miss H South gave the British Museum permission to make photographic copy prints from a collection of 133 glass transparencies and 80 film negatives originally in possession of Rev Edgar W T Greenshield.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,A49.209

  • Additional IDs

    • 210 (Series number)
    • MM034269/1 (Old BM number)
Photograph (black and white); portrait of a group of Inuits pstanding in front of a whale boat with the Union Jack flag flying the men wear fur parka jackets, trousers, and boots; one man sitting on the snow in the foreground, second from the left, is wearing a pair of snow goggles.
Gelatin silver print

Photograph (black and white); portrait of a group of Inuits pstanding in front of a whale boat with the Union Jack flag flying the men wear fur parka jackets, trousers, and boots; one man sitting on the snow in the foreground, second from the left, is wearing a pair of snow goggles. Gelatin silver print

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