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Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94)

An Inuit man with a harpoon, inflated seal skin bladder and his Kyack Jun 1854Jul 1854

Albumen print | 15.7 x 20.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2510473

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Photograph of a male Inuit standing and carrying a Kyack in his right hand. In his left hand, he holds a paddle. On the back of the Kyack is a seal skin bladder.

The photograph gives the impression that the Kyack is being held aloft by the male subject, however, the boulder that the back of the Kyack is supported on and that can be seen on the original collodion negative, has been masked out.
  • Creator(s)

    Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820-94) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Inuit
  • 15.7 x 20.1 cm (image)

  • [Historic Title] Esquimaux carrying Kyack [Album: HMS's Phoenix and Talbot in search of Sir John Franklin 1854].

  • Presented to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield in 1854

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Polar regions
        • Arctic territories
          • Arctic regions
          • Greenland [Denmark]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
            • Canoes
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Carnivorous mammals
              • Seals (mammals)