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West Greenland women aboard the 'Bowdoin,' 1926

Contributed by Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Sitting on the rail during the schooner's visit to West Greenland, these women show off their traditional clothing. They wear beaded collars over cloth jackets with fur at neck and cuffs, and fancy boots reaching over the knee to meet short fur pants decorated with embroidery and inset strips of contrasting fur.

During the summer of 1926, the schooner Bowdoin traveled to Labrador, Baffin Island, and Greenland on an expedition sponsored by the Field Museum of Chicago. The scientists working with Donald MacMillan concentrated on marine life and plant studies.

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  • Title: West Greenland women aboard the 'Bowdoin,' 1926
  • Creator: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
  • Creation Date: 1926
  • Subject Date: 1926
  • Media: negative
  • Local Code: 3000.33.2952
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center
Bowdoin College, 9500 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011-8495
(207) 725-3416
http://academic.bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum/

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