1895 Photograph of Inuit Child and Sod Houses

February 1895

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In this image, an Inuit child is pictured holding what appears to be a piece of rope. Native permanent sod houses appear in the background along with the masts of a ship. This photo may have been taken by Captain John A. Cook in 1895. On the back is "Kog-mul-luk child - Native permanent sod houses in background/ Feb. 1895." This gelatin print has a dark brown mount with gold edges. 

Please note, we are unsure of the meaning of the term "Kog-mul-luk," which is used here in quotations, taken directly from the handwritten primary source material. It is likely a designation for a specific indigenous group and might refer to the region they inhabited.