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Title: Inuit (with flint drill) outside skin tent, Hudson Bay, Canadian Arctic, 1897-1912

Accession Number: 1963.1767.213
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Type: glass negative
Maker: Comer, George (Capt.)
Place: Canada, Hudson Bay
Date: 1897-1912
Materials: glass
Description: Glass negative by Capt. George Comer, taken in Hudson Bay, ca. 1897-1912. Depicts an Inuit man seated in front of skin tent, possibly working with ivory. Comer describes other images taken at the same time as a "native using a flint drill." This would be a type of drill known as a bow drill, with a flint tip. Information from original envelope identifies this as Photo 195. Lantern slide 1966.339.8 was produced from this negative. Lantern slide 1966.339.8 was produced from this negative.

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