1895 Photograph of Two Inuit Children

Sitting on a barrel

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Description

In this image, two children appear to be sitting on top of a large wooden barrel. The masts of a ship are visible in the background. This photo may have been taken by Captain John A. Cook. On the back is "Kog-mul-luk children/ Apr. 1895." The 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.