Title: Aivilik Inuit woman ("Jumbo") with tattoos, Hudson Bay, Canada, February 16, 1904 |
Accession Number: 1963.1767.65
Category: PHOTOGRAPHS - GLASS NEGATIVES
Type: glass negative
Maker: Comer, George
Place: Canada, Hudson Bay
Description: Glass negative by Capt. George Comer, taken at Cape Fullerton, Hudson Bay, on February 16, 1904. Comer identified this image as a young girl known as Jumbo, showing the tattooing of the Southampton 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 55, # 33. The number 30 is etched into emulsion on plate. Lantern slide 1966.339.15 was made from this negative. Identical to 1963.1767.112. 1963.339.58 shows the same young woman in a similar pose.
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