Item 2018. - Inuit Family by Fort Magnesia, Cape Sabine, Ellesmere Land

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Inuit Family by Fort Magnesia, Cape Sabine, Ellesmere Land

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  • Source of title proper: The source of the Title proper is adapted from the object.
  • Variations in title: Original title from source: An Eskimo Family at Fort Magnesia, Cape Sabine, Ellesmere Land

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  • ca. 1914 (Creation)
    Keystone View Company

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1 stereograph: b&w, on card mounts ; 8 cm x 17 cm

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Founded by B.L. Singly in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1892 as a photographic image producer and distributor. In 1930, Keystone View Company reached its height of popularity but was purchased in 1963 by Mast Development Company when lantern slides became obsolete.

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This item contains a stereograph part of Keystone View Company's series (negative number V13334, number 390 from series 400). It shows three individuals, two seated and one standing, inside of a dwelling. The verso of the card has stereotypical information on Inuit culture and life in Ellesmere Island, Nunavut.

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The collection was collected by the late Dr. Martin J. Bass and Gail Silverman Bass and donated to the Ryerson University Library and Archives by Gail Bass in 2018.


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The text on the stereograph uses outdated and offensive terminology to describe the people in the image.

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