[Kila, a tattooed Inuk woman, from the Dolphin and Union Strait area]. Original title: Kila- a Dolphin & Union Sts Eskimo woman

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Date:
    1916.
    Item no. (creator):
    37107
    Type of material:
    Photographs
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    3192348
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  • Date(s):
    1916.
    Bilingual equivalent:
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    Place:
    Coronation Gulf (Nunavut):
    Place of creation:
    Nunavut
    Extent:
    1 photograph : b&w ; 9.1 x 11.3 cm.
    Positive Paper Silver - gelatine
    Language of material:
    English
    Additional name(s):
    Additional information:
    General Note:
    The caption of this record has not yet been revised through Project Naming.
    Historically, all Inuit women received tattoos as a rite of passage. They were most often on the face and hands but could also be on the arms, legs, and/or chest. During the early 1900's camera's were becoming more accessible and more people were travelling more to the arctic. These visitors often photographed Inuit women and subsequently, their tattoos. Sometimes the photographers traced already existing tattoos or painted the women's faces with designs of other regions. Sometimes it appears they tried to cover the tattoos with make-up (rouge) or erase them during the printing process in the darkroom. As a result, the tattoo designs shown here may not be representative of the woman or her region.
    Signatures and inscriptions note:
    #37107/Kila- a Dolphin & Union Sts Eskimo woman. Photo by G.H. Wilkins
    Series added entry:
    Env. 20
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    DAPDCAP56533
    Other accession no.:
    1976-153 NPC
  • Conditions of access:
    Terms of use:
    Credit: George H. Wilkins / Library and Archives Canada / Kenneth Gordon Chipman fonds / PA-165665
    Restrictions on use: Nil
    Copyright: Expired

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