One of the Greenland Inuit

Reproduction ID: G4265


Maker: Captain Edward Augustus Inglefield


Date: June-July 1854


Materials: Wet collodion negative

  • kristo magno 7y

    red skin
    great photo!
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  • dan_greenberg 7y

    this is AMAZING
  • HelenesDreams 7y

    Incredibly nostalgic. What it may have been like to be in that time.
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  • Maciek Dworak 7y

    Awesome. Any montage or non-global postprocessing on this one?
  • kathryynn 7y

    wow, this is awesome!
  • Nikola B 6y

    thumbs up for national maritime museum for sharing
  • Marek 6y

    1854 AD- Journey in time ;)
  • Carla Ruthes 6y

    i like it
  • Bruno PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Portrait★Faces, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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  • Monifa Perry 6y

    it's amazing how we rewind. Now we try our best to edit our pics so they look like this. This pic is amazing.
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  • Kara Seaman 6y

    beautiful photograph!
  • Ed Ziomek PRO 5y

    In my amateur research, I am suggesting that the "Inuit" name is related to veneration of the Egyptian Sky Goddess "Nut". In fact, I am proposing that what is spelled "Nut" is in fact pronounced "En-uuu-it". I have given up a graphic on Flickr for review by more competent scholars.
    Shu and Nut, Inuit, Inuksuit, "pre-Greek-Atlas" Mythology by EdZiomek

    What is most interesting about this photograph is that this Inuit figure shows Asiatic features, while its Inuit companion shows Caucasian features.

    Inuit group by Royal Museums Greenwich

    Ancient legends state that there was a distinctly real mixing of the cultures, just short of inter-racial marriage and/or sexual relations, caused by fishing fleets of both sides of the North Atlantic being blown off course and becoming stranded on distant shores. There is also the possibility of early explorers and settlers attempting to settle in more hospitable locations, and then becoming integrated into the receiving tribes.

    It is very important historically, and I call it a "historic Favorite."
  • Cristina Vettorello 4y

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  • John K. Goodman PRO 3y

    very cool slice of time, thanks for sharing
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