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Alexandra Falls

Photo depicts Alexandra Falls, Hay River, Alberta. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Arctic cottongrass in a moist depression of the tundra near the Pangnirtung Fiord coast. The "cotton" is used by the Eskimo women as wick material for the seal oil, soapstone lamp called "kudlik." For this purpose it isi very effective, lasting for hours. Arctic cottongrass Growing on Tundra Near Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph depicts a view of Arctic cottongrass in a moist depression on the tundra near Pangnirtung Fiord; an attached album label provides further detail about the native uses for cottongrass. Photographs contained in album depicting J.D. Soper's expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Soper, J. Dewey

Constable Tom Tredgold With Inuit Children

Photograph depicts R.C.M.P. Constable Tom Tredgold standing with two young Inuit children in theri winter garb. The photograph is contained in an album depicting J.D. Soper's expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Soper, J. Dewey

An old Eskimo Hunter at Pangnirtung.

Photograph depicts an old Inuit hunter at Pangnirtung. The photograph is contained in an album depicting J.D. Soper's expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Soper, J. Dewey

Two Eskimo men in early winter sealskin clothing with cargo carrier for hauling goods from the beach to the warehouse; for the mounted police. September 17th. Two Inuit Men In Sealskin Clothing With Cargo Carrier

Photograph depicts two Inuit men in early winter sealskin clothing carrying a cargo carrier for hauling goods from the beach to the warehouse. Photograph is contained in an album depicting J.D. Soper's expedition to Greenland and the Canadian Eastern Arctic.

Soper, J. Dewey

Ruins of Old Storehouse at Erebus Bay

Photograph depicts three men in the ruins of an old storehouse at Erebus Bay. Franklin and his men spent nearly a year here. Constable Tredgold is in the foreground.

Soper, J. Dewey

Arctic Flowers

Photograph depicts Arctic flowers growing in favoured areas among the rocks at Eskimo Point in Strathcona Sound, Baffin Island.

Soper, J. Dewey

Greenland Hare Collected by Soper at Dundas Harbour

Photograph depicts an unidentified man holding a dead Greenland hare by its legs; two unidentified men in background. Parts of ship are visible. The hare was collected at Dundas Harbour, Devon Island by J. Dewey Soper for the National Museum of Canada.

Soper, J. Dewey

Strathcona Sound Coastline

Photograph depicts the coasline in Strathcona Sound, as seen from the CGS Arctic; parts of the boat are visible,with vertical cliffs and the rolling tundra of the interior in the background.

Soper, J. Dewey

Five Inuit Hunters

Photograph depicts five unnamed Eskimo hunters posing for portrait. Standing in front of an unidentifed building. Note: Although Soper does not identify him here, the man standing second from the left is ""The Eskimo, Ororeangnak, an assistant to Nukudluk during the murder of [the newfoundland trader] Janes."" A closer view is available in picture 79-21-33-62 where Ororeangnak is identified.

Soper, J. Dewey

Igloo Surrounded by Sledge Dogs

Photograph deptics a large snow house or igloo surrounded by several sleeping sledge dogs; the house is large and elaborate with a long vestibule.

Soper, J. Dewey

Iceberg in Arctic Ocean

Photograph depicts an iceberg in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. Icebergs take many forms as they drift, melt, and weather during the summer on the journey to more southern latitudes.

Soper, J. Dewey

Coastline West of the Pond Inlet Settlement

Photograph is a picturesque view of the coastline west of Pond Inlet settlement, looking northeast to the southeastern part of Bylot Island; trees in foreground and the schooner Arctic anchored in far distance.

Soper, J. Dewey

Mounties"" at Pond Inlet

Photograph shows two unidentifed men, R.C.M.P. officers, posing while sitting on a rock face at Pond Inlet. They are wearing rubber boots, hats.

Soper, J. Dewey

Inuit Woman and Children at the Trial of Nakudluk

Photograph shows a woman holding her two children (one on her back) in the midst of a crowd of ethnically diverse people gathered at the mounted police detachment at Pond Inlet during the trial of the Inuit, Nakudluk.

Soper, J. Dewey

Crowd Gathered to Hear Speech of Magistrate L.A. Rivet

Photograph shows the courthouse, several dogs, and a large crowd of people assembled in a semi-circle around the presiding Magistrate at the trail of Nukudluk. Magistrate L.A. Rivet is making his final speech. Photo is taken from a distance so little detail is visible.

Soper, J. Dewey

Harpooned Narwhal at Eclipse Sound

Photograph depicts a narwhal that had been harpooned by Inuits in Eclipse Sound and secured with a line to the shore prior to skinning and cuttin up.

Soper, J. Dewey

J.D. Soper Standing Next to an Inuit Tupik

Photograph shows J.D. Soper standing next to an Inuit summer tupik; a dog is sleeping in the tupik's doorway. Soper was out collecting birds specimens in the Pond Inlet area.

Soper, J. Dewey

Inuit Tupik of Ringed Seal Skins

Photograph shows an Inuit tupik constructed of Ringed Seal skins at Pangnirtung Fiord just before the first snowfall of the season. Unidentified people and a dog are in the background.

Soper, J. Dewey

Inuit Woman and Dog Outside Summer Tent at Pangnirtung

Photograph shows an Eskimo girl and dog standing beside an Eskimo summer tent at Pangnirtung, near the Hudson's Bay Company Post. Miscellaneous household items surround the tent. British flag is raised in the background.

Soper, J. Dewey

An Elaborate Native House

Photograph depicts a native family posing outside their house at Pangnirtung. The house is quite spectacular in its' construction. A Hudson's Bay Company post is in the background.

Soper, J. Dewey

Pangnirtung Fiord Scene

Photograph depicts a Pangnirtung Fiord coastline view of a mountain plateau. Part of the schooner ARCTIC is visible.

Soper, J. Dewey

Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph depicts a Pangnirtung Fiord coastline view of a mountain plateau. Part of the schooner ARCTIC is visible and further details are provided in a photograph label.

Soper, J. Dewey

Sledge Dog Puppies Playing at Pangnirtung

Photogrpah shows an Eskimo tupik in the background. In the foreground are three puppies playing on the barren ground. Photograph is taken near the Hudson's Bay Company Post at Pangnirtung

Soper, J. Dewey

Typical Seal Skin Tupik in Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph shows an Eskimo skin tupik next to Pangnirtung Fiord. The Schooner ARCTIC is in the distance unloading lumber and supplies for the new mounted police detatchment being built at this point.

Soper, J. Dewey

Christmas Gathering at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts a group posed outside at Lake Harbour on Christmas day, and l to r are: Lavoie (R.C.M.P.), Mackenzie (Hudson's Bay Co.), Jack Ford (Hudson's Bay Co.), Roland Soper, Carolyn (Carrie) Soper, MacKeller (R.C.M.P.), and Allan Frazer (Hudson's Bay Co.). The Soper family spent at year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Soper, J. Dewey

Canada Beaver

Photo depicts Canada Beaver at Little Buffalo River, Wood Buffalo Park, Alberta.

Soper, J. Dewey

Purple Saxifrage

Photo depicts the Purple Saxifrage ("S. oppositifolia") at Foxe Peninsula, Baffin Island, N.W.T. in June 1929.

Soper, J. Dewey

Polar Daisy

Photo depicts Polar Daisy at Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, N.W.T.

Soper, J. Dewey

Common Mallard Duck

Photograph depicts a nest and eggs of the Common Mallard duck. Soper moved from Ontario to Strathcona, later a district of Edmonton, in 1912 and he began investigating and photographing the wildlife of Central Alberta.

Soper, J. Dewey

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