Guide to the Inuit (Eskimo) Photographs Wyles SC 1114

Finding aid prepared by Edward C. Fields and Zachary Liebhaber, 2014.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2014 May 2


Title: Inuit (Eskimo) photographs
Identifier/Call Number: Wyles SC 1114
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.02 linear feet (1 folder)
Date (inclusive): circa 1900-1910
Abstract: 35 2.25 x3.25 in. black and white snapshots of Eskimos and their villages, some with handwritten captions on the backs.
Physical Location: Vault
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Inuit (Eskimo) photographs, Wyles SC 1114. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Library purchase, 2013.

Scope and Content

35 2.25 x3.25 in. black and white snapshots of Eskimos and their villages, some with handwritten captions on the backs. Images include wooden sculptures and structures; kayaks being repaired; baskets and women weaving; hundreds of herring strung up to dry; shots of men, women, and children in various locations, in both traditional and modern clothing; a woman chewing a leather sole to soften it. Of some interest are the editorial comments in some of the captions, such as “Katie is really cute for a native.” From dealer's description.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Eskimos--Social life and customs
Inuit--Pictorial works
Photographs