Polar bear shot in Hudson Bay in 1886 / weight 1500 lbs
Bell, Robert, 1841-1917
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 21 cm
Item is a photograph of an Inuit child posing behind a slain polar bear on board a ship, probably the D.S.S. Alert. The photograph was taken on the Hudson Bay Expedition of 1885 under the command of Lieut. A.R. Gordon.
Title taken from inscription on verso of mount.
"Despite the inscription, this photograph by Bell must have been taken in 1885, as he was not a member of the 1886 expedition."
Forms part of the file 'Hudson Bay Expedition photo album'
"Ms. Coll. 310, box 15, folder 1"
''85 R. Bell. M.D. G.S.C.'
"Gordon's report on the 1885 expedition was published as: Report of the second Hudson's Bay expedition under the command of Lieut. A.R. Gordon, R.N."
Polar bearAlert (Ship)