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Title: Inuit woman with tattoos, Hudson Bay, Canada, February 16, 1904

Accession Number: 1963.1767.61
Type: glass negative
Maker: Comer, George (Capt.)
Place: Canada, Hudson Bay
Date: 1904-02-16
Materials: glass
Description: Glass negative by Capt. George Comer, taken at Cape Fullerton, Hudson Bay, on February 16, 1904. Comer identified this image as follows, "...Gilbert's daughter showing the tattooing of the Tunuma [Tununermiut] or Ponds Bay natives." This is one of a group of photos taken by Comer to record facial tattooing of various Inuit groups of Hudson Bay. He had Aivilik women paint their faces to simulate the tattooing styles of various other groups. Information from original envelope identifies this as Photo 63. The number 33 is etched into lower right of emulsion on plate.

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