Album 25, Untitled [graphic material]

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    1931 - 1937.
    R216-973-8-E, Volume number: 14943
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    1931 - 1937.
    Place of creation:
    1 album (445 photographs) b&w
    Positive Paper Silver - gelatine
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    Scope and content:
    This album, comprised of 114 pages on which 445 photographs are mounted, consists of expeditions by J.D. Soper and his family, as well as others, to various government camps and mining settlements for investigatory purposes. Photos mostly by J.D Soper, but also M. Meikle, F. Pratt, and Dr. Urquhart for the Department of the Interior. The following places can be found in the album: J.D. Soper's camps; Little Buffalo River; Wood Buffalo Park; Houle Lakes region; Lake Harbour, Baffin Island; Native encampments; Glasgow Falls, Baffin Island; Fort Prince of Wales; Nelson River; Hunter Bay; Bear Claim; Peace River; hospitals in Aklavik; Fort McMurray; Fort Smith Department of Interior station; Fitzgerald, Alberta; winter buffalo trails; Ninishith Hills; fire tower, Buffalo Landing; Government Hay, Fish, and Dog camps; Hawk's Head; Anglican Mission, Lake Harbour; valley of the Koukdijuak River; Kingumgna Bay; camps of various mining companies/claims in Cobalt; Cameron Bay settlement (mining); Quatre Fouche; Labine Point, Great Bear Lake; Native trapping trail; salt plains. The following events can be found in the album: winter scenes; animals caught in traps; Mrs. J.D. Soper nursing a sick Native; construction of research station of N.W.T. and Yukon Branch; patching canoe; portaging 17 foot canoe by airplane; discovery of silver on mining claim; park wardens travelling with dog teams; cutting hay at Government Hay Camp; construction of horse stable; flood scenes at Government Hay Camp; Mrs. J.D. Soper skiing; construction of igloo; supper scene in living room of Department of Interior station; travel by canoe and sledge by Soper family; 1st Annual "Sports Day" at Cameron Bay; N.W.T. Prospector's Association annual meeting to elect officers. The following objects can be found in the album: types of trees (aspen, spruce, willow); cabins; Native traps; sawmill and machine shop, Echo Bay Lumber Company; snow house observatory station; rapids; waterfalls; S.S. Ungava; Hudson's Bay railway; Dominion Explorer's Ltd. radio station; diamond drill; bagged ore; airplanes; Native tepee; fur catch; gold fields; beaver house; interior of research station (kitchen); Watt Transit, theodolite; interior of Department of Interior station (office); quartz veins; typical Cameron Bay log cabin; gasoline caches; scows and boats; double walled meat house; buildings at Government Dog Camp; vegetables grown on license of occupation no. 10. The following animals can be found in the album: red fox; buffalo; sled dogs; rock ptarmigan (mounted); nest of American pipit; lynx; northern coyote; mink; horses; great horned owl; white or arctic fox. The following people can be found in the album: Philip McKay; Victor Marie; William Clawhammer; Moosa and family, Native assistant at Dept. of Interior's research station; non-Native trappers; Emile Skantz; Park Wardens; J.D. Soper and family; Hudson's Bay Company employees; Natives of Lake Harbour - Nala, Pitulala, Egalak, Mikkego, Elizabeth, Tojaktogak; R.C.M.P. officers; Rev. C.L.W. Bailey and wife; Dr. Urquhart and wife at their residence. Missing Photographs: 1. 6670-1931-J.D.S. "Winter scene at Moosa's Igloo" 2. 2-1937-F.P. "Eldorado, August 21, 1937"
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    (Electronic) This album description was created by Melissa Soers in August 2003. (90 90: Open)

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    Physical condition note:
    The binding of this album is loose. There should be interleaving. The above note is obsolete. The album was conserved as part of the album recontainerization project in 2012.
    Custodial history:
    This album was originally part of accession 1974-366, which had been integrated into 1973-357. It has since been separated back into the two individual accessions of 1973-357 and 1974-366.
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    1974-366 NPC
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