Girl with king eiders
Girl with king eiders

A young girl (Margrethe Skifte - born Karlsen, 25. juli 1931) stands on sea ice holding flock of king eiders. In the back two kayaks with “shoot sails” (white cloth that allowed the hunter to stay out of sight) are placed near the ice edge. Location: Kangaarsuk, West Greenland. Date: June 1936 Photographer: Jette Bang Rights: Jette Bang Phot. / Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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Man harvesting eggs on the cliff
Man harvesting eggs on the cliff

Man with box attached to his back and robe around his boby climbs steep cliff to harvest seabird eeg. Location: "Qaqorlussuit", West Greenland. Date: July 1939 Photographer: Jette Bang Rights: Jette Bang Phot. / Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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Hunter in kayak with catch
Hunter in kayak with catch

Man (Ole Andreassen from Ikerasak) smoking pibe and wearing anorak and hat in kayak. In front of the kayak some fish (sculpins ) a black guillemot and an egg (likely from a Brünnich's guillemot) is seen. Location: Ikerasak, Upernavik, West Greenland. Date: May 1936 Photographer: Jette Bang Rights: Jette Bang Phot. / Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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Women with bird skin carpet
Women with bird skin carpet

The caption from the archive to this images says: "Women with eider duck carpet for Queen Alexandrine". The large carpet is made up by the neck and head of the common eider (Somateria mollissima) drakes and must have take a considerate number of birds to produce (at least 300 judging from the image) - along with conciderate time consumption. Location: "Greenland". Date: May 1921 Photographer: Kristoffer Lynge Rights: Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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"Miteq with gull"
"Miteq with gull"

Small boy in polar bear trousers with riffel holding glaucous gull (Larus hyperboreus). Location: "Northern Greenland". Date: July 1936 Photographer: Erik Holtved Rights: Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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"Kayak man with a catch of birds"
"Kayak man with a catch of birds"

Man in kayak with little auks (Alle alle) and Brünnich's guillemots (Uria lomvia). Location: Ittoqqortoormiit / Scoresbysund Date: 1926 Photographer: Likely Ejnar Mikkelsen Rights: Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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"Many birds at bird cliff Salleq"
"Many birds at bird cliff Salleq"

Brünnich's guillemot (Uria lomvia) and a few kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) in front of Salleq. The steep cliffs used to be one of the largest Brünnich's guillemot colonies in Greenland with more than 100.000 pairs. Sometime in the 1970ies the species became extinct at the site – likely as a result of overharvest, by-catch in salmon nets and disturbance. Location: Uummannaq Date: “Earliest 1902” Photographer: Alfred Leopold Bertelsen Rights: Arctic Institute, Copenhagen

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