Do you recognize the people in this photograph?

“I do realize this photo is from a long time ago”

According to a note on the back of this photo, it was taken at present-day Kugluktuk, Nunavut—formerly known as Coppermine—on May 18, 1930. The letter-writer, who discovered the photo in her grandfather’s things after he passed away, would like to know if anyone can identify the Inuit women shown.

By Nunatsiaq News

I came across this photo in my grandfather’s things after he passed away.

His name was Dr. James Jamieson, and what I do know is that he served as a medical officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, serving in Newfoundland and Goose Bay, Labrador.

I am unsure when he acquired this picture, or who J.H. is (noted on the  back of the photo), but I do know he had a lot of connections in the North.

I do realize this photo is from a long time ago, but perhaps someone recognizes someone … and perhaps this is a photo of someone’s family and they would like it returned.

Most sincerely,

Sarah Howard

Originally from North Bay, Ont., but now residing on Prince Edward Island


This note appears on the back of the photo of a group of Inuit women.

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