Group portrait of Inuit boys

Nine Inuit children (probably all boys), wearing summer clothing made from seal skin. The children on the left are hidden in shadow. The negative has evidence of masking paper having been pasted onto the emulsion side. It is not known where this group was photographed. The Phoenix visited four settlements along the west coast of Greenland: Holsteinborg, Godhavn, Proven, and Upernarvick between 8 June and 21 July 1854.

Object Details

ID: G4266
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Glass plate negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Inglefield, Edward Augustus
Events: Arctic Exploration: Franklin Search Expedition, Belcher, 1852-1854
Date made: 1854
Exhibition: Freeze Frame; Inglefield Expedition
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 162 mm x 212 mm

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