Fonds PHO-001(PIA-1995-01), PHO-002(PIA-1995-01), PHO-003(PIA-1995-01) - C. EDWARD JORDAN fonds

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NUCNPIA PHO-001(PIA-1995-01), PHO-002(PIA-1995-01), PHO-003(PIA-1995-01)

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  • [194-]-1990, predominant [194-],1986-1990] (Creation)

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78 photographs : b&w prints ; 9.5 x 11 cm.
109 photos.- negs. : col. ; 9 x 13 cm.,2.5 x 3.5 cm.
1 videotape : col. VHS format ; [60 min.]

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In 1995 the 78 b&w photographs were sent to the Librarian at Rebecca P. Idlout Library by Kathryn and Peter Jordan with the news that Ed had died. The family knew that his friends in the north would appreciate these photographs as their father had talked about his work and visits with such affection and was always going to send copies back to people. Most of the colour photographs and negatives were sent by the family later in 1995 as they sorted through their father's belongings further and realized these pictures were taken in the Pond Inlet area. Two colour photographs were taken by Philippa Ootoowak in 1990 when Ed visited his friend Father Mary and stayed in the old RC Mission building in Pond Inlet. All the photographs were subsequently transferred to the Pond Inlet Archives on its establishment in 2005. The video tape was donated by Ed Jordan himself in 1990 at the end of his visit to Pond Inlet.

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The fonds consists of 78 b&w photographs taken in the Arctic Bay / Pond Inlet region. Several are of people, Inuit and southerners living in Arctic Bay at the time, and community life in the 1940's. In addition there are 69 col. negatives of which 20 are also in print form and 40 colour prints without negatives, taken on his trips north in 1986 and 1990. One VHS video tape contains film footage of a trip by snow-machine to the floe edge in late spring traveling on the sea ice, and a hike along the banks of the Salmon River [Akua] in July 1990 taken by Ed himself with his own commentary.

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legacy ID PIA-1995-01

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  • English

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