Thursday, April 15, 2010

From Long Ago

I absolutely love old black and white photos, particularly ones from Arctic places. They just have such a timeless quality to them. When I came across a batch of old photos while poking around online (thanks Clare) I just had to take a peak. If I'm not mistaken, these little gems are from the private collection of former RCMP officer Finley McInnes, who was posted to Pond Inlet in the 1920's. The collection is now housed in the archives of the University of Alberta. More photos can be viewed here. The photos below are from Arctic Bay and area and date from c1937.

I believe these are part of the St. George Society Cliffs in Adams Sound.



A view of Admiralty Inlet.



King George V Mountain -- a very familiar landmark



The old Hudson Bay Company post at Arctic Bay. I believe the original structure still stands in the town today.



This ship is the "Arctic". It was the first of 2 such-named ships to sale into the bay there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Still Waiting For That Memo



Just wanted to share a cartoon that was passed along to me.

Thanks Ron.