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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

Gathered here under a single roof are photographs taken both long ago and in today’s era. This gallery of evocative images of the past and the present conveys stories and experiences.

Photo of Hudson's Bay Company post building at Great Whale River insulated with snow, 1915.
Hudson's Bay Company post building at Great Whale River insulated with snow, 1915.
Hudson's Bay Company Archives HBCA 1987/363-G-28/8 (N16563)

Photo of a child holding a harpoon, 1959.
Child holding a harpoon. Sugluk, 1959.
Photographer: Charles Gimpel. Hudson's Bay Company Archives

Photo of fried bannock inside a tent.
Fried bannock inside a tent

Photo of seal hunting on the ice, 1872.
Seal hunting on the ice, Little Whale River, 1872
James Laurence Cotter, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.391.6


Photo of tundra in the summer
Summer tundra

Photo of group of Inuit, Fort Chimo, 1896.
Group of Inuit, Fort Chimo, 1896
A.P. Low, Library and Archives Canada C-005591

Photo of August grasses
August grasses

Photo of Inuit family in front of their tent in Cape Wolstenholme, 1933
Inuit family in front of their tent in Cape Wolstenholme, 1933
Photographer: Max Sauer Jr, Hudson's Bay Company Archives

Photo of dogs returning from a lemming hunt
Return from the hunt

Photo of man fishing, 1947-1948
Man fishing, 1947-1948
Richard Harrington, Library and Archives Canada PA-147095

Photo of camping on the Land
Camping on the Land

Photo of Inuit men inside an umiaq on sea ice, 1910-27
Inuit men inside an umiaq on sea ice, 1910-27
Captain George E. Mack, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.597.73


Photo of the end of the day in Puvirnituq, sunset and flag floating
End of the day in Puvirnituq

Photo of Inuit man with harpooned whale, 1872.
Inuit man with harpooned whale, 1872. Photographer: J.L. Cotter
Hudson's Bay Company Archives HBCA Album 1/62 (N13761)

Photo of Woman sowing, 1947-1948.
Woman sowing, 1947-1948
Richard Harrington, Library and Archives Canada PA-147059

Photo of Church in Kangiqsujuaq
Church in Kangiqsujuaq

Photo of men building an igloo, Little Whale River, 1872
Building an igloo, Little Whale River, 1872
James Laurence Cotter, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.391.1


Photo of a woman sitting inside a tent, Wakeham Bay, 1948
Woman sitting inside a tent, Wakeham Bay, 1948
S.J. Bailey, Library and Archives Canada PA-167636

Photo of Lizzie Sivuaraapik and Elisapie Tukalak inside a tent at a winter camp near Puvirnituq
Lizzie Sivuaraapik and Elisapie Tukalak
Winter camp, Puvirnituq

Photo of Charlie Kasudluak holding otter and fox skins.
Hudson’s Bay Company employee Charlie Kasudluak with otter and fox skins. Photographer: Richard Harrington.
Hudson's Bay Company Archives HBCA 1987/363-F-225/53

Photo of Leaf Bay in the morning
Leaf Bay in the morning

Photo of three Inuit men at Dinner time, 1933.
Dinner time. 1933. Photographer: Max Sauer Jr.
Hudson's Bay Company Archives HBCA Album 1/12 (N5132)



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