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Nettilling Lake Birds

Photograph depicts a white-rumped sandpiper at its nest at Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettilling Lake Plants

Photograph depicts a view of white heather in full bloom at Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettilling Lake Landscape

Photograph depicts a view of the ice in eastern Nettilling Lake with a wide water lane visible along the shore and a lead opening in the heavy ice beyond. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettilling Lake Camp

Photograph depicts an inscription, in English and Inuktituk, painted on bed rock by Tom Tredgold at Nettilling Lake. Corporal Tredgold was conducting a patrol of the Nettilling Lake area for the R.C.M.P., while Soper was surveying and mapping the area as well as collecting specimen samples for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettilling Lake Birds

Photograph depicts a semipalmated plover chick at Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Amadjuak River Landscape

Photograph depicts a view of the rapids near the mouth of the Amadjuak River. The Amadjuak River flows to Amadjuak Lake, which is just east of Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettilling Lake Landscape

Photograph depicts a view of landscape near the south end of Nettilling Lake approaching the Amadjuak River. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant speciments for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Nettillling Lake Landscape

Photograph depicts a view of the shoreline and lake at the southern extremity of Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Inuit Dwelling Ruins, Nettilling Lake

Photograph depicts old Inuit dwelling ruins near the west shore of Nettilling Lake and southeast of Koukdjuak River; an attached label provides further detail. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Sailing on Nettilling Lake

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper party sailing on the R.C.M.P. surfboat "Fly" on Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

Koukdjuak River Terrain

Photograph depicts a view of the flat gravel and mud shoreline af Koukdjuak River several miles below Nettilling Lake. Soper spent five months in the Nettilling Lake area, surveying its topography, mapping the lake and surrounding area, and collecting animal and plant specimens for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

White Whale Washed up on Shore

Photograph depicts a white whale that had been shot and washed up on the coast near Cape Dorset. J. Dewey Soper was in the area conducting scientific investigations for the Department of the Interior.

Cape Dorset Inuit Woman

Photograph depicts a portrait of a Cape Dorset Inuit woman. J. Dewey Soper was in the region conducting Arctic investigations for the Department of the Interior.

Soper Camp at Tessikjuak Lake

Photograph depicts the Soper party camp at the south shore of Tessikjuak Lake looking east. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Evening Camp at Tessikjuak Lake

Photograph depicts an evening view of the Soper camp located near the southwestern bay in Tessikjuak Lake. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Soper Camp at Kongguk Narrows

Photograph depicts a view of the Soper camp at the Kongguk Narrows on northern Tessikjuak Lake. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Timak Bay Scene

Photograph depicts a view of Timak Bay on Tessikjuak Lake. J. Dewey Soper was exploring the west coast of Foxe Peninsula for the Department of the Interior.

Stunted Black Spruce Woods in Wood Buffalo Park

Photgraph depicts a view of stunted black spruce woods and muskegs a few miles west of the south end of Ninishith Hills. 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.

Dog Train Travelling Through Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts the summer bison range west of Pine Lake on the Alberta Plateau, a few miles west of Conibear Lake. A dog train party consisting of Park Wardens Dempsey, Hooker, and McKay and J. Dewey Soper are visible. Soper had a two year position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Ninishith Hill View

Photograph depicts a view of the Ninishith Hills looking northeast from about the centre of Township 123. 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 Spur

Photograph depicts a spur of Ninishith Hills about 7 miles north of Little Buffalo River looking east in Township 125, Range 19. 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.

Dog Team Travel in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts J. Dewey Soper's dog team travelling on the Pine Lake road a few miles west of Slave River in Wood Buffalo Park. Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct biological and geographical investigations in the Park for the Department of the Interior.

Soper, J. Dewey

Great Horned Owl in Wood Buffalo Park

Photograph depicts a great horned owl sitting in its nest near Government Hay Camp 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.

J. Dewey Soper's Dog Team

Photograph depicts J. Dewey Soper's dog team which he used during the winter of 1933-34 while travelling throughout Wood Buffalo Park conducting biological and geographical investigations for the Department of the Interior. This photograph shows the team in harness and standing at Government Hay Camp.

Slave River Scene

Photograph depicts a distant view of Slave River as seen over spruce-poplar forest between Government Hay Camp and Buffalo Landing 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.

Slave River Scene

Photograph depicts a scene along the Slave River below the mouth of Peace River, taken from aboard the S.S. Northland Echo. 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

S.S. Northland Echo Travelling on the Slave River

Photograph depicts a view of the S.S. Northland Echo travelling along the Slave 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.

Soper, J. Dewey

Native Cabins Along the Athabasca River

Photograph depicts a view of native cabins along the Athabasca River. J. Dewey Soper was travelling on the S.S. Northland Echo on the river, conducting biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

R.C.M.P. Dog Trains at McMurray, Alberta

Photograph depicts two Royal Canadian Mounted Police dog trains and "carryall" at McMurray, Alberta; the Company buildings are visible in the background. 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. This photograph is a photo-postcard.

Flood at Government Hay Camp

Photograph depicts the flood at its height at Rocky Point, Government Hay Camp. The Soper family lived at the camp while 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.

Florence Cooper at Government Hay Camp

Photograph depicts a portrait of Florence Cooper standing outside her home at Government Hay Camp, Slave River. Florence is the wife of Wood Buffalo Park Warden Charlie Cooper. The Soper family also lived in a cabin at the Camp while J. Dewey Soper conducted biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park for the Department of the Interior.

Bison Herd on Slave River

Photograph depicts a view of a bison herd on Slave River in Wood Buffalo Park; writing on the back of the photograph explains that half the herd returned to [Eggilak] side after trying to get up the bank on the west side, which was too steep at this point. 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.

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.

Blacklead Island Coastline

Photograph depicts a view of the sea pounding on the rocky coastline at Blacklead Island and along the mainland to the south. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

White Whale Hauled Ashore at Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts a view of a white whale, harpooned and hauled ashore in Cumberland Sound; several Inuit men are stabding around the whale. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Blacklead Island Coastal Scene

Photograph depicts a view of the sea pounding on the rocky coastline of Blacklead Island and along the mainland to the south. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Pangnirtung Fiord Scene

Photograph depicts a scene along Pangnirtung Fiord on the eastern side. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Walrus Heads

Photograph depicts three Atlantic walrus heads; the animals were killed near Cape Mercy. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Mounted Poice Cabin Cruiser on Pangnirtung Fiord

Photograph depicts a view of the Mounted Police cabin cruiser, the Lady Borden, on Pangnirtung Fiord. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Inuit Boy at Igloo in Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts an Inuit boy at a winter igloo in Cumberland Sound; a vestibule of snow blocks is visible. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition to Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Playing Chess at Pangnirtung R.C.M.P. Detachment

Photograph depicts a view of R.C.M.P. Corporals Fielder and Tredgold playing chess at Pangnirtung. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Arctic Hare Tracks in the Snow

Photograph depicts tracks of an Arctic Hare through the snow. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Corporal Fielder Holding Arctic Hares

Photograph depicts Corporal Fielder holding four Arctic hares shot in upper Pangnirtung Fiord. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island supported by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

Inuit Camp in Cumberland Sound

Photograph depicts an Inuit camp in Cumberland Sound; tupiks and dogs are visible. J. Dewey Soper was conducting a two-year exploratory expedition of Baffin Island sponsored by the Victoria Memorial Museum of Ottawa.

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

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

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

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

Lake Harbour Scene

Photograph depicts a "bold headland" at Lake Harbour with the "ice foot" at the base where it meets the sea. 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.

Inuit Sled Dog

Photograph depicts a view of an Inuit sled dog; an attached label provides further detail. 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 Survey Journey

Photograph depicts Dewey Soper and his Inuit assistant Moosa on a survey journey to the southeast of Lake Harbour; the two men are standing in front of a loaded sled. 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 Iceberg

Photograph depicts a large iceberg aground off a point in Hudson Strait southeast of Lake Harbour; an attached album label provides further detail. 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 Ice Barrier

Photograph depicts a view of a high 'barrier' of ice along the coast of the Lake Harbour Inlet. 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 Igloo

Photograph depicts an Inuit family snowhouse in "more or less" permanent quarters; the vestibule is visible at the front and the living quarters are in the rear. A harpoon shaft is stuck in the snow to the left of the igloo. 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 Winter Scene

Photograph depicts a winter view of 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.

Lake Harbour Anglican Mission House

Photograph depicts the Anglican Mission house located on the east side of the harbour at Lake Harbour. Three individuals identified as Reverend C. Bailey, Mrs. Bailey and an eskimo visitor are visible to the left of the house. 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 Anglican Mission

Photograph depicts the Anglican Mission in the middle distance of the photograph as seen past the coastal barrier ice. 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.

Dewey Soper Reading Weather Instruments

Photograph depicts Dewey Soper reading the weather instruments at Lake Harbour. 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.

Mrs. Bailey, Carrie Soper and Inuit girl at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts Mrs. Bailey (wife of the Anglican minister), Carrie Soper, and a young Inuit girl standing out-of-doors; all are wearing winter clothing. 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. Mrs. Bailey and Carrie Soper were the only white women in Lake Harbour, and became good friends.

Carrie Soper at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts a view of Carrie Soper walking on the ice of Lake Harbour Inlet. 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 Igloo

Photograph depicts a view of Moosa's and Neve's home igloo at Lake Harbour; sled dogs are relaxing around the igloo. 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.

Young Inuit Girs (Mary) at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts a portrait of Mary, the young daughter of Soper's Inuit assistant Moosa and his wife Neve. 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.

Slave River Scene

Photograph depicts a view of Slave River near Brule Point, looking northwest. Dewey Soper had a two year position (1932-1934) to conduct faunal investigations in Wood Buffalo Park.

Christmas Gathering at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts a group posing for a picture outside at Lake Harbour on Christmas day; they are identified l to r: Lavoie (R.C.M.P.), Mackenzie (Hudson's Bay Co.), Dewey Soper, Carolyn (Carrie) Soper, Roland Soper, MacKeller (R.C.M.P) and Allan Frazer (Hudson's Bay Co.). 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.

Ford, Jack

Lake Harbour Hudson's Bay Company Employees

Photograph depicts Jack Ford and Mackenzie (both Hudson's Bay Company Post employees) smoking pipes out-of-doors at Lake Harbour. 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 Hudson's Bay Company Post Employees

Photograph depicts Mackenzie and Dudley Copeland, Hudson's Bay Company Post employees at Lake Harbour. 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.

R.C.M.P. MacKeller at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts R.C.M.P. Corporal MacKeller on board the schooner "Nanook" in winter berth at Lake Harbour. 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.

Peace River Scene

Photograph depicts a scene along the Peace River in Wood Buffalo Park. Dewey Soper had a two year position to conduct biological and geographical investigations in Wood Buffalo Park.

Lake Harbour Survey Cairn

Photograph depicts a suvey cairn on a high hill-top representing Station D of the Soper Survey in the Lake Harbour triangulations. 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.

Roland Soper at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts Roland Soper sitting on a sack of coal in the back yard of the scientific research station (and Soper home) in Lake Harbour. Roland is wearing sunglasses and is dressed in his Inuit-made winter clothing. 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.

Roland Soper With Sled at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts Roland Soper playing with a small sled in Lake Harbour; Roland is wearing winter clothing and dark glasses. 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 Residence and Scientific Research Station at Lake Harbour

Photograph depicts the Soper home and scientific research station at Lake Harbour as it looked in mid-April looking east; large snow banks surround the house. 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.

Inuit Woman Drying Skins

Photograph depicts an Inuit woman with a child drying caribou skins and other bedding on a wooden rack. 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.

Inuit Igloo at Pleasant Inlet

Photograph depicts an Inuit woman and child standing at the entrance to a large headquarters snowhouse; saw visible in right of picture used to cut the snow blocks and animal skins are placed on top of the house to keep them away from the dogs. 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.

Inuit Hunter and Igloo

Photograph depicts an Inuit hunter standing in front of a large igloo coiling a harpoon line. A saw used to cut the igloo snow blocks is in the right of the picture and animal skins are on the roof of the igloo to keep them away from the dogs. 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.

Schooner "Nanook"

Photograph depicts a view of the Hudson's Bay Company Schooner "Nanook" in winter quarters at Lake Harbour. 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.

Dewey Soper Preparing for Hunting

Photograph depicts a view of Dewey Soper dressed in lighter clothing worn for hunting in late spring; binoculars are slung around his chest and he is carrying a rifle. 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.

Theodolite Observation Site

Photograph depicts a snow block structure used as a windbreak when taking theodolite observations for latitude, local noon time, and magnetic declination. 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 Plants

Photograph depicts a bouquet of wild flowers that were gathered in the Lake Harbour vicinity; the flowers are in a vase. 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 Landscape

Photograph from a paper negative depicts the granite hills to the northeast of Lake Harbour. 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.

Cape Dorset Plants

Photograph depicts white heather flowers blooming near Cape Dorset. Soper spent a spring and summer conducting zoological and geographical investigations in the Foxe Peninsula region for the Victoria Memorial (later National) Museum of Ottawa.

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