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Title: Six Inuit children (three girls, three boys) in deckhouse of whaling schooner ERA, Canadian Arctic, March 1904

Accession Number: 1963.1767.130
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Type: glass negative
Maker: Comer, George (Capt.)
Place: Canada, Hudson Bay
Date: 1904-03-01
Materials: glass
Description: Glass negative by Capt. George Comer, taken at Cape Fullerton, Hudson Bay, in March 1904. Depicts a group of Inuit children posed inside deck house onboard the whaling schooner ERA. Comer identified them as "three girls," In Too [?], Francis Santo, and Tom Palmer, and "three boys," Arthur Gibbons, Tom Luce, and Heyward. Several of these names also refer to masters and officers of American whaling vessels, suggesting that those men were the fathers of these children.

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