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Circumpolar Digital Image Collection

The Circumpolar Digital Image Collection is a collection of photos, slides, other images and contributions shared by many of the University of Alberta’s polar researchers. Images in the collection may be used for teaching and research purposes. For any other use, please contact the Canadian Circumpolar Institute.
Items in this Collection
  1. Lingonberry steam vent painting in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Title: Lingonberry steam vent painting in Fairbanks, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: Parts of the city of Fairbanks, Alaska are heated with underground steam and hot water heating systems. Integral to these systems are steam vents, which are dotted around the downtown area. Many of these have been painted by local artists, sponsored by local businesses and organizations. This one is painted with an image of lingonberries and is titled 'Lingonberry Love". The vent is about 6 ft. tall and is painted light blue at the top, green in the middle and light yellow at the bottom. Over these background colours, the artist and painted red lingonberries on trailing vines, with leaves of several shades of green trailing up the length of the vent. The painting is sponsored by the Tanana Valley State Fair.
    Subjects: Urban Art - Fairbanks, Alaska, Outdoor Art - Fairbanks, Alaska, Lingonberries - Paintings, Steam vents - Fairbanks Alaska, "Lingonberry Love" - Painting, Public Art - Fairbanks, Alaska
    Date Created: 2016/07/16
  2. Float plane floats or pontoons drawn up on the bank of the Chena River, Fairbanks Alaska

    Title: Float plane floats or pontoons drawn up on the bank of the Chena River, Fairbanks Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: Landing gear on many small planes used in the Arctic can be switched from floats or pontoons to skis or wheels. These floats had been drawn up on the bank of the Chena River at Fairbanks, Alaska.
    Subjects: Pontoons, Float plane floats
    Date Created: 2016/08/14
  3. Gold dredge bucket repurposed as a flower bed

    Title: Gold dredge bucket repurposed as a flower bed
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: The Chena River at Faribanks, Alaska was the site of many gold dredging operations. The Pump House restaurant is a reconstructed building decorated with gold rush era objects. Among these are buckets from the dredges which have been repurposed as flower beds. This is one of two that sit at the entrance to the restaurant. Reclaimed and reused pipe is used for railings in the background.
    Subjects: Mining equipment - Reuse, Gardens - Alaska, Northern gardens
    Date Created: 2016/07/14
  4. Oil drum stove at Chena Indian Village, Fairbanks, Alaska

    Title: Oil drum stove at Chena Indian Village, Fairbanks, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: Oil drums were converted to stoves by removing a section of the drum wall and replacing it with a flat piece of metal. A stove pipe was added to one end and the other end was converted to a door to allow wood to be added and ash removed. This drum was set on rocks to allow for cooling airflow underneath it. A galvanized metal wash tub sits on the top of the stove. The stove is located alongside the smoke house at the Chena Indian Village near Fairbanks, Alaska.
    Subjects: Wash tubs, Stoves, Recycled oil drum
    Date Created: 2015/07/14
  5. Blueberry willow in Denali National Park, Alaska

    Title: Blueberry willow in Denali National Park, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: There are many kinds of willow in Denali National Park. This one was in a show planter, with an identification tag.
    Subjects: Blueberry Willow, Salix myrtillifolia, Willows - Alaska, Shrubs - Arctic Regions
    Date Created: 2016/07/16
  6. Bear paw snow shoes on the wall of a cabin at Chena Indian Village, Alaska

    Title: Bear paw snow shoes on the wall of a cabin at Chena Indian Village, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: These bear paw style snow shoes are displayed on the wall of a cabin in the Chena Indian Village on the north bank of the Chena River in Alaska. The log wall on which the snow shoes hang is chinked with moss.
    Subjects: Snow shoes, Alaska
    Date Created: 2016/07/15
  7. Moose antlers attached to the ridge pole of a sod roofed cabin at Chena Indian Village, Alaska

    Title: Moose antlers attached to the ridge pole of a sod roofed cabin at Chena Indian Village, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This set of moose antlers, often referred to as a "rack of antlers" is mounted on the ridgepole over the entrance to a reconstructed trappers' cabin at the Chena Indian Village near Fairbanks, Alaska. The presence of the palms, sometimes called "pans" or "shovels" on the antler indicates that the moose was in its prime. Moose lose their antlers every year. On the sod roof of the house grasses and wildflowers are growing. The root structure of the plants that grow on sod roofs help keep the roof in place.
    Subjects: Moose antlers- Alaska, Houses - Exterior Decorations - Alaska, Sod roofs - Alaska, Chena Indian Village, Antlers - Circumpolar regions
    Date Created: 2016/07/15
  8. Bald eagle perched in a tree beside the Chena River, Alaska

    Title: Bald eagle perched in a tree beside the Chena River, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This bald eagle was perched about half-way up a tall tree.
    Subjects: Bald eagle - Alaska, Bald eagle - Arctic regions, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    Date Created: 2016/07/15
  9. Female moose alongside the road in Denali National Park, Alaska

    Title: Female moose alongside the road in Denali National Park, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This cow moose was browsing in the willows alongside the road in Denali National Park. She seemed unafraid of the tour bus and eventually moved off into the bush.
    Subjects: Moose - Alaska, Wildlife - Circumpolar Regions, Alces alces - Alaska, Cow moose - Alaska, Wildlife - Arctic Regions
    Date Created: 2016/07/16
  10. Log house on the north bank of the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska

    Title: Log house on the north bank of the Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This two-storey log house is visible from the Chena River. Some of the logs were not trimmed back to the front wall of the house. Flower baskets hang from two of these. Historically these poles were used as storage, sometimes frozen game was hung here in the winter. The house has a metal roof, which allows snow to slide off more easily.
    Subjects: Log houses, Dwellings, Alaska, Dwellings - Circumpolar Regions, Dwellings - Arctic Regions, Food storage - Arctic regions
    Date Created: 2016/07/14