Images From 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.
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)
Cutting and laying a wall of snow blocks before the storm to protect the tent of a winter camp
Winter camp at night
Group of inuit with sleds, Cape Dufferin, East Coast of Hudson Bay, around 1910.
Anonymous, McCord Museum Collection MP-0000.1538.4
Tent in a winter camp with protective snow wall
Row of igloos, Wakeham Bay, Hudson Strait, around 1910.
Anonymous, 1895-1905, McCord Museum Collection M5797
Allen Gordon filling gaps between blocks of snow on his igloo
Allen Gordon's completed igloo
Child holding a harpoon. Sugluk, 1959.
Photographer: Charles Gimpel. Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Fried bannock inside a tent
Seal hunting on the ice, Little Whale River, 1872
James Laurence Cotter, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.391.6
Group of Inuit, Fort Chimo, 1896
A.P. Low, Library and Archives Canada C-005591
Inuit family in front of their tent in Cape Wolstenholme, 1933
Photographer: Max Sauer Jr, Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Return from the hunt
Man fishing, 1947-1948
Richard Harrington, Library and Archives Canada PA-147095
Woman ice fishing
Camping on the Land
Inuit men inside an umiaq on sea ice, 1910-27
Captain George E. Mack, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.597.73
End of the day in Puvirnituq
Inuit man with harpooned whale, 1872. Photographer: J.L. Cotter
Hudson's Bay Company Archives HBCA Album 1/62 (N13761)
Woman sowing, 1947-1948
Richard Harrington, Library and Archives Canada PA-147059
Church in Kangiqsujuaq
Building an igloo, Little Whale River, 1872
James Laurence Cotter, McCord Museum Collection, MP-0000.391.1
Woman sitting inside a tent, Wakeham Bay, 1948
S.J. Bailey, Library and Archives Canada PA-167636
Lizzie Sivuaraapik and Elisapie Tukalak
Winter camp, Puvirnituq
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
Dogsledding expedition at the end of the day
Concrete foundation blocks of a building
Child playing in snowmelt water in Spring
Back from school in Kuujjuaq
Fuel tanks in Kuujjuaq
Leaf Bay in the morning