Inuit Man and Children, 1895

"Early in June 1895"

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Description

This is a photo of an Inuit man and children. The man is wearing snow goggles.  The mast of a ship is visible in the background on the left. Handwritten on the back of the print is "Kog-mul-luk man and children/ Early in June 1895." This is a gelatin print with a dark brown mount with gold edges. This photo may have been taken by Captain John A. Cook. 

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.