Few people understood why young men went "down North" to pursue Arctic fur, hides, and oil.
This material, which documents a small period of their efforts, originated in a collection of 93 black and white photographs taken at Lake Harbour, Wolstenholme, and other Hudson Bay Company trading posts on both sides of Hudson Strait between 1920 and 1921. Research into the Lake Harbour Post journals and other records, initially in an attempt to identify some of the white and Inuit portraits, revealed a way of life long since forgotten, and, brought to light a still unsolved Arctic mystery.

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