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Image: Sealskin kamiks, known as MacMillan's North Pole boots

Sealskin kamiks, known as MacMillan's North Pole boots
Canada footwear

17 1/2 x 7 x 5 in. (44 x 18 x 13 cm)

Inuit (aka Eskimo, Inuk) Primary

Object Type: footwear
Creation Places: North America, Canada, Labrador
Medium and Support: sealskin
Accession Number: PMAM.1.1
These sealskin boots were made in Labrador, probably by a "Settler" woman. Capt. Robert A. Bartlett's father William Bartlett purchased many pairs on behalf of Robert E. Peary for the 1908-09 North Pole Expedition. Donald MacMillan wore this pair.

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Location Latitude: 55.4, Longitude: -60.9

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