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The Far North

An album of photographs by Charles Wesley Mathers depicting life in the Northwest Territories, including the people, the settlements, their boats, tools, etc. The photographs were taken during Mathers's trip to Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories in 1901 and 1902. The album was published by the Albertype Company in 1902.

Mathers, C. W.

Esquimaux Man and Family

Image of a Inuit family standing outside of a tupiq. Esquimaux refers to the French word for Eskimo. Caption on photograph reads, "The man hold in his hand what is called a snow knife made from a file, used to cut block of snow in making snow huts."

Mathers, C. W.

Trading with the Esquimaux

Image of an Inuit family who is trading with an unidentified man. Caption on photograph reads, "Observe the stone ornaments the man has in his lips, they are inserted from the inside, a shoulder preventing it from coming all the way through."

Mathers, C. W.

Fort McPherson

View of Fort McPherson as well as a Inuit tupiq. Caption on photograph reads, "The Most Northerly Post of the H.B. Co. It is on Peels Rive, within the Arctic Circle, 2000 miles north of Edmonton, the midnight sun shines here for about two weeks. The Esquimaux quite frequently come as far south and McPherson to trade."

Mathers, C. W.

The Ramparts, Mackenzie River

Caption on photograph reads, "The river here is only about one third its usual width, but is 360 ft. deep. It is forced between two great perpendicular stretches of sand stone rock from 180 to 300 feet high and continues so for about one mile when it again widens out."

Mathers, C. W.

Indians running a boat through the rapids on the second portage, Slave River

Image of a group of Tlicho men running a boat through rapids on the Slave River. The Tlicho people are a part of the Dene First Nations. Caption on photograph reads, "The boats are run in the channels of the river thereby avoiding the heavier swells in the main part of the river, which is a mile wide and almost impossible to run a boat through."

Mathers, C. W.

A 50 foot scow shooting a rapid

Image of a group of Tlicho men running a boat through rapids on the Slave River. The Tlicho people are a part of the Dene First Nations. Caption on photograph reads, "See previous picture." The photograph previous to this one in the album also shows a group of Tlicho men running a boat through the rapids with the caption, "The boats are run in the channels of the river thereby avoiding the heavier swells in the main part of the river, which is a mile wide and almost impossible to run a boat through."

Mathers, C. W.

Grand rapids, Athabasca River

Image of unidentified First Nations men preparing to portage a boat hauling supplies on the Athabasca River. Caption on photograph reads, "The photo shows the H.B. Co's. fur boats landing at the foot of the rapid preparatory to making the portage, 265 north of Edmonton."

Mathers, C. W.

A Moose and Teepee

Image of a moose standing next to a tipi. The caption on the photograph reads, "The moose is not much used being too difficult to train. Dogs are used now exclusively instead."

Mathers, C. W.