Album of photographs and sketches relating to arctic voyages

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.2016-09
Creators:
Cox, Robert S.
Dates:
1908-1917
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 Drawings
pencil on paper
0.21 Linear feet
1 box
113 Photographic prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Album of photographs and sketches relating to voyages, primarily in the arctic. Includes photographs from the steamer Neptune's 1917 rescue of Donald MacMillan and other members of the Crocker Land Relief Expedition, as well as the Northern Ventures Expedition, ca 1912. Photographs depict Inuit men, women, and children from Greenland and Baffin Island, sailors, sea ice, arctic and marine mammals, and walrus and narwhal ivory. Sketches are portraits, most likely of other sailors or expedition members.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Album was donated by Benton and Elizabeth Cox Leach in 2015.

Custodial History
Custodial History
The album was collected by Elizabeth Cox Leach's father, Robert S. Cox, who worked at the Sailors Snug Harbor (a home for retired sailors) on Staten Island. It is assumed that the album once belonged to a resident of the Sailor's Snug Harbor.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Inuit (Canadian Eskimo) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arctic peoples Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenland Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1900-1920 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baffin Island (Canada) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pond Inlet (Inuit Community) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crocker Land Expedition (1913-1917) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/