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Astotin Lake

Photo depicts Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, Alberta. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Cache Lake

Photo depicts Cache Lake, Duck Mountain, Manitoba. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Great Horned Owl

Photo depicts Great Horned Owl at Slave River, Wood Buffalo Park, Alberta, in 1933. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Mule Deer

Photo depicts Mule Deer south of Athabasca Falls, Jasper Park, Alberta in August, 1938. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Piping Plover

Photo depicts Piping Plover at Good Spirit Lake, Saskatchewan. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Plains Bison Bull

Photo depicts Plains Bison Bull at Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. Photo is hand-tinted.

Soper, J. Dewey

Arctic Hare in natural surroundings, Baffin Island.

Arctic Hare.The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the Blue Goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also made topographical, and agricultural observations for the Department of Agriculture and Topographical Survey and reported on native communities.

Soper, J. Dewey

Hantzsch River Terrain

Photograph depicts a view of low granite terrain surrounding the Hantzsch River near Camp 17, about 13 miles east of Foxe Basin. J. Dewey Soper was exploring in the region for the Department of the Interior.

Soper Camp on the Hantzsch River

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper Expedition camp on the Hantzsch River lowlands near the northern extremity of the limestone plateau (later named the Soper Highland). J. Dewey Soper was exploring in the region for the Department of the Interior.

Soper Camp Along the Foxe Basin

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper camp site set up along the Foxe Basin coast during the return trip from Hantzsch River to Cape Dorset. J. Dewey Soper was exploring in the region for the Department of the Interior.

Inuit Women Cleaning Hides

Photograph depicts a view of Inuit woman cleaning walrus hides at Cape Dorset in early spring; several children are also visible.

Inuit Method of Curing Caribou Meat

Photograph depicts a view of an Inuit method of partly curing caribou meat in the wind and sun at a camp along the coast east of Cape Dorset; the meat is hung from strung lines.

Blue Goose Expedition

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper Expedition camp in upper Chorbak Inlet. The Expedtion was journeying to the Bowman Bay territory in search of the nesting grounds of the Blue Goose.

Blue Goose Expedition

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper Expedition night camp in Chorkbak Inlet during the sledge journey to Blue Goose River in the Bowman Bay territory. J. Dewey Soper was searching for the nesting grounds of the Blue Goose.

Willow Ptarmigan collected on Baffin Island

Photo depicts Willow Ptarmigan collected for the National Museum. Soper was commissioned by the North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior. On this expedition Soper was responsible to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island with a focus on the southwest of Baffin Island to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose. He would also study native living conditions and general topography cooperating with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topograp

Soper, J. Dewey

Blue Goose near camp Kungovik

Photo depicts blue goose near camp Kungovik. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Parasitic Jaegers on Baffin Island

Parasitic Jaegers in natural habitat Baffin Island. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Precambrian ridges on Baffin Island

Precambrian ridges viewed from camp Kungovik. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Precambrian ridges near camp Kungovik.

Photo depicts view of precambrian ridge on Baffin Island. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Precambrian ridges on Baffin Island near camp Kungovik

Photo depicts precambrian ridges on Baffin Island. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Nest and Eggs of White-rumped Sandpiper.

Nest and eggs of White-rumped Sandpiper near Blue Goose River. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Blue Goose River, Baffin Island

Blue Goose River. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Tundra plain near camp Kungovik.

View of tundra plain from camp Kungovik. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

White-rumped Sandpiper in natural habitat Baffin Island.

White-rumped Sandpiper near camp Kungovik. The North West Territories and Yukon Branch of the Department of the Interior commissioned Soper in 1928 to study the biology and natural history of Baffin Island. His focus was to discover the nesting grounds of the blue goose suspected to be in the southwest of Baffin Island. He also studied native living conditions and general topography in cooperation with the Dept. of Agriculture and Topographical Surveys.

Soper, J. Dewey

Tessikjuak Lake Scene

Photograph depicts a view from the west shore of Tessikjuak Lake, looking east. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Amitookju Lake Scene

Photograph depicts a view looking south down down Amitookju Lake from a point south of the rapids. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Soper Party Embarking at Portage Lake

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper party embarking at Portage Lake in the interior of Foxe Peninsula. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Portage from Portage Lake to Cascade Lake

Photograph depicts a view of two individuals in Soper's party starting the portage from Portage Lake to Cascade Lake. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Small Cascade on Portage Lake

Photograph depicts a view of a small cascade at the south end of Portage Lake. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Andrew Gordon Bay Scene

Photograph depicts a view of Andrew Gordon Bay on Hudson Strait. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Andrew Gordon Bay Scene

Photograph depicts a view of Andrew Gordon Bay in Hudson Strait. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Lake Harbour Landscape

Photograph depicts a brook running through rocky terrain near the Soper residence at Lake Harbour; Carolyn (Carrie) Soper is standing in the right of the picture. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Lake Harbour Inlet and Settlement

Photograph depicts a view of the Anglican Mission and R.C.M.P. Police barracks from across the Lake Harbour Inlet; buildings are on extreme right of photograph. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a one year federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Lake Harbour Plants

Photograph depicts a stand of blooming Arctic poppies in the Lake Harbour district. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Scientific Research Station/Soper Residence at Fort Harbour

Photograph depicts the federal government (Department of Interior) scientific research station (also the Soper residence) upon its completion in Fort Harbour. The Soper family spent a year in Fort Harbour where Dewey Soper had federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Carolyn Soper in Nurse's Uniform at Fort Harbour

Photograph depicts Carrie Soper in her nurse's uniform standing with two Inuit children and Roland Soper at Lake Harbour. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Carrie Soper provided nursing care and Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Lake Harbour Survey Trip Lunch Break

Photograph depicts Carrie and Dewey Soper stopped for lunch during a winter survey trip north of Lake Harbour. They are wearing traditional Inuit winter clothing and are seated outside beside a small cook stove. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Soper Family Christmas at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts Roland Soper standing beside a Christmas tree set up on an out-of-doors porch; Roland is holding toys and more toys are visible beneath the tree. The Soper family spent a year in Lake Harbour where Dewey Soper had a federal government contract to explore the north coast of Hudson Strait.

Mushroom Growing at Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph depicts a view of a mushroom growing at Pangnirtung Fiord. J. Dewey Soper was studying the flora and fauna of Baffin Island under a two year contract to the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Arctic Flowering Plants

Photograph depicts a view of Arctic flowers growing at Pangnirtung Fiord. J. Dewey Soper was on a two-year expedtion of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Arctic Flowering Plants at Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph depicts a view of Arctic flowering plants growing at Pangnirtung Fiord. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum.

Arctic Cottongrass at Sirmilling Bay

Photograph depicts Arctic cottongrass growing in wet lowlands at Sirmilling Bay. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Young Glaucous Gull at Issortuldjuak

Photograph depicts a young glaucous gull photographed at Issortukdjuak. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Sirmilling Bay in Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts a view of Sirmilling Bay in Cuimberland Sound. J. Dewey Soper had a two-year sponsored expedtion to Baffin Island supported by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Lunch Break at Sirmilling Bay

Photograph depicts a view of J. Dewey Soper, Akatuga, and Abe Ford stopped for a picnic lunch break at Sirmilling Bay. Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

H.B.C. Boat UNGAVA onSirmilling Bay

Photograph depicts a view of the H.B.C. boat UNGAVA on a big white whale kill in Sirmilling Bay. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition on Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Abe Ford at the Hudson Bay Company Post at Pangnirtung

Photograph depicts a portrait of Abe Ford, clerk and interpreter at the Hudson's Bay Company Post at Pangnirtung. J. Dewey Soper travelled with Ford, while on a two-year expedition on Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Iceberg in Upper Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts a small iceberg in upper Cumberland Sound. J. Dewey Soper was involed in a two-year expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Hudson's Bay Company Outpost at Sirmilling Bay

Photograph depicts a view of the Hudson's Bay Company outpost at Sirmilling Bay. J. Dewey Soper was involved in a two-year expedition to Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Icebergs in Lower Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts a view of icebergs in lower Cumberland Sound. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Icebergs in Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts a view of icebergs in lower Cumberland Sound. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

[Pangnirtung Fiord] Scene

Photograph depicts a scene of snow-peaked mountains and reflective lake; possible a Pangnirtung Fiord Scene. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island for the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Dock at Waterways, Clearwater River

Photograph depicts a scene along the dock at Waterways, Clearwarer River; buildings, goods, and a covered walkway are visible. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-19354) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in the Wood Buffalo Park region.

Flood at Government Hay Camp

Photograph depicts a view of flood conditions at Rocky Point, Government Hay Camp. The Soper family lived in a cabin at the camp from 1932-1934 while J. Dewey Soper conducted biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Bison Herd Crossing Slave River

Photograph depicts a distant view of a bison herd crossing Slave River south of LaButte. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Wagenitz Family and Friends on New Year's Eve

Photograph depicts a group picture of from l to r: Bert, Scott, and Ruth Wagenitz, an unidentified mining engineer, and a man identified at Bert Wagenitz's boss. The Wagenitz's were related to the Cooper family who lived at the Government Hay Camp in Wood Buffalo Park at the same time as the Soper family. This photograph was sent to Carrie Soper from Ruth Wagenitz.

Florence Cooper and Baby in Garden

Photograph depicts a view of Florence Cooper posing with her baby in a garden outside her home at Government Hay Camp in Wood Buffalo Park. Florence was married to Park Warden Charlie Cooper and they lived at the camp during the time that the Soper family also lived at the Camp. J. Dewey Soper was conducting biological and geographical investigations in the park for the Department of the Interior.

Bison Herd on the Slave River

Photograph depicts a view of a herd of bison on the Slave River south of La Butte in Wood Buffalo Park. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographicalinvestigations in the Park for the Department of the Interior.

Cooper Children

Photograph depicts Barney, Jane and Kay Cooper standing outside at possibly Jasper National Park. The Cooper family lived at Government Hay Camp at the same time the Soper family was there (1932-1934). J. Dewey Soper had a position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Bison Grazing in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a view of bison grazing at the Government Hay Camp meadown in Wood Buffalo Park. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in the Park for the Department of the Interior.

Wedding Party

Photograph depicts a wedding party; no other identifying information is provided about the photograph.

Theresa and Bert Macadoo

Photograph depicts a view of two young children identified as Theresa and Bert Macadoo, standing outside on a warm spring or summer day; no other identifying information is provided.

Log Jam on Birch River

Photograph depicts a view looking westward upstream of a large log jam in Birch River in Wood Buffalo Park. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Camp Scene in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a camp scene at the "Double Sinkholes" on the Conibear Lake Trail. Austin Cumming and Wardens Frank Dent and Bob Allen are beside the tent. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Soper, J. Dewey

Camp Along Portage Trail in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a camp on the portage trail from Conibear Lake to Little Buffalo River. Warden Frank Dent iis in the foreground and the tent in the background. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interiot.

Little Buffalo River Scene

Photograph depicts a scene on LIttle Buffalo River, about eight miles west of Ninishith Hills; a family of Canada geese is visible along the shore in right foreground. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Ninishith Hills Scene

Photograph depicts the first spur of Ninishith Hills at Little Buffalo River as seen approaching from the west. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Spruce and Larch Muskeg Lowland in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a black spruce and larch muskeg lowland as seen from a pine ridge at Little Buffalo River. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Roland Soper Holding a Cat at Government Hay Camp

Photograph depicts Roland Soper standing outside at Government Hay Camp holding a cat in his arms. The Soper family lived at the Camp while Dewey Soper had a position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Beaver Dam on Little Buffalo River

Photograph depicts a view of a large beaver dam on Little Buffalo River a few miles below the portage trail to Conibear Lake. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

J. Dewey Soper in a Freighter Canoe

Photograph depicts J. Dewey Soper sitting in a freighter canoe on the Slave River. Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Beaver in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a large adult beaver swimming along the shore in Little Buffalo River. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Baking Bread While Camping

Photograph depicts a camp scene of J. D. Soper's and Warden Frank Dent's along the Little Buffalo River west of Flatgrass Lake; they are baking bread in a reflector oven before an open fire. Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Great Horned Owl in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a great horned owl perched in a clump of willows beside Little Buffalo River. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Beaver Dam on Little Buffalo River

Photograph depicts a view of a large beaver dam on Little Buffalo River a few miles below the Conibear Lake Portage Trail; a strong water spillway is visible to the left of the dam. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Slope Along Little Buffalo River

Photograph depicts a view of a "Banksian-clad sandy ridge" slope along the Little Buffalo River in Wood Buffalo Park. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in the Park for the Department of the Interior.

Little Buffalo River Bank Ridge

Photograph depicts a sandy ridge along the Little Buffalo River; pine trees are growing in open spaces with seedlings scattered throughout the slope. J. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Cape Dorset Harbour Region Scene

Photograph depicts a scene looking northeast from Cairn Mountain across Cape Dorset Harbour and Tellik Inlet; Parketuk Bay is in the distance. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the Foxe Peninsula region for the Department of the Interior.

Portrait of Shappa

Photograph depicts a portrait of Shappa, Soper's Inuit assistant. Shappa assisted Soper in his Arctic explorations for the Department of the Interior, Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch.

White Whale Fetus

Photograph depicts the fetus of a White Whale showing the forward dorsal section and blow hole. J. Dewey Soper was conducting Arctic investigations for the Department of the Interior.

Inuit Ivory Carvings

Photograph depicts walrus tusk ivory carvings of kayaks, gear and hunters created by Cape Dorset men. J. Dewey Soper was in the area conducting scientific investigations for the Department of the Interior.

Bearded Seal Specimen

Photograph depicts a front view of a bearded seal killed near the Cape Dorset harbour. J. Dewey Soper was in the area conducting scientific investigations for the Department of the Interior.

Cape Dorset Igloo

Photograph depicts an igloo in the Cape Dorset region photographed by moonlight. J. Dewey Soper was in the area conducting scientific investigations for the Department of the Interior.

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