Young moose, Athabasca River, 7
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
3 June 1893
Item is a photograph of two expedition members on the shore of the Athabasca River playing with a baby moose. The expedition party shot the baby's mother for meat and eventually let the baby loose in the woods. Two of the expedition party's canoes are visible, anchored just offshore. The photograph was taken by J.B. Tyrrell on the 1893 expedition to the barren lands.
Title taken from caption in photo album.
Item contained in album entitled 'Photographs of country between Athabasca River and Hudson's Bay' which forms part of the sub-sub-series entitled 'Albums relating to Geological Survey expeditions'.
"Number and date assigned by Tyrrell in album : '7, June 3'."
"Ms. Coll 26, box P143, folder 2"
"The official report of the expedition was published as : Report on the Doobaunt, Kazan and Ferguson Rivers."
Athabasca River (Alta.)