Title: Inuit with flint drill outside skin tent, Hudson Bay, Canadian Arctic, 1897-1912 |
Accession Number: 1963.1767.103
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Type: glass negative
Maker: Comer, George (Capt.)
Place: Canada, Hudson Bay
Description: Glass negative by Capt. George Comer, taken in Hudson Bay, 1897-1912. Depicts two Inuit men seated in front of skin tent, possibly working with ivory. One of the men is described by Comer as a "native using a flint drill." This would be a type of drill known as a bow drill, with a flint tip. The other man appears to be carving. Information from original envelope identifies this as Photo 71.
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