Item N-1979-050: 1217

A family at home. Inside an igloo. You can see the blackened walls and the shape of the snow blocks. They are all sitting on the bench and are huddled up as this picture was taken when the temperature inside was somewhere around 20 below zero. You can just make out a primus lamp to the right of the picture. That is sometimes used at home but usually only on the trail for making tea. The heat it gives doesn't warm an igloo 20 feet in diameter, or more.

CREDIT: NWT Archives/Archibald Fleming fonds/N-1979-050: 1217

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Catalogue number N-1979-050: 1217
Physical descriptionb&w print
Date of creation [193-?]
Scope/Caption A family at home. Inside an igloo. You can see the blackened walls and the shape of the snow blocks. They are all sitting on the bench and are huddled up as this picture was taken when the temperature inside was somewhere around 20 below zero. You can just make out a primus lamp to the right of the picture. That is sometimes used at home but usually only on the trail for making tea. The heat it gives doesn't warm an igloo 20 feet in diameter, or more.
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Footnote Citation NWT Archives, Archibald Fleming fonds, accession number N-1979-050, item number 1217.
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