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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.
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  1. Aircraft ski used on a 1942 Noordyun Norseman IV [Download]

    Title: Aircraft ski used on a 1942 Noordyun Norseman IV
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: In snow environments, light aircraft use skis as landing gear. This ski is on a 1942 Noordyun Norseman IV, displayed at the Alberta Aviation Museum. The Noordyun Norseman, "the quintessential Canadian bush plane", was designed to operate on wheels, skis, or floats. These skis are made of several layers of wood laminated together.
    Subjects: Aircraft landing gear, Skis - Airplanes, Bush planes - landing gear, Airplanes - Northern Canada
    Date Created: 2017/10/07
  2. Herman Nelson Heater [Download]

    Title: Herman Nelson Heater
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: In Canada's cold winters, aircraft engines would freeze overnight. In order to be warm enough for oil to circulate, the engines would have to be warmed with heaters. Herman Nelson heaters are a standard portable furnance used to heat engines.
    Subjects: Furnaces, portable, Aircraft engines - Cold climates, Aircraft engine heaters, Airplane engine heaters
    Date Created: 2017/10/08
  3. Polar bear skin [Download]

    Title: Polar bear skin
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This polar bear skin is an artifact in the Alberta Aviation Museum permanent exhibit of the 418 Squadron. The skin is mounted on black cloth.
    Subjects: Polar bear skin , 418 Squadron - Museum Exhibit - Alberta Aviation Museum
    Date Created: 2017/10/07
  4. 418 Squadron Badge [Download]

    Title: 418 Squadron Badge
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This badge is held in a display about the 418 Squadron at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton, Alberta. The Royal Canadian Air Force 418 Squadron was a reserve squadron that operated out of Edmonton from 1941 to 1994. The badge, which was introduced in June, 1958, features an image of an Inuit spear hunter on an ice floe with the northern lights behind him. The badge was designed after a contest among Inuit child patients at the Charles Camsell Hospital in Edmonton. At the bottom is the motto "piyautailili" which is Inuktitut for "Defend Even Unto Death. The presence of the Inuit image and motto was in recognition to the squadron's former nickname, "Defenders of the North". The squadron few light transport and search and rescue missions across the Prairies and the North for more than 25 years.
    Subjects: Military Badges, Royal Canadian Air Force - History, 418 Squadron, Inuit hunters - Imagery, Air services - Northern Canada, Search and rescue - Northern Canada
    Date Created: 2017/10/07
  5. Snow machine crossing and speed sign, Santa Claus Forest, Rovaniemi, Finland [Download]

    Title: Snow machine crossing and speed sign, Santa Claus Forest, Rovaniemi, Finland
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: The Santa Claus Forest near Rovaniemi, Finland is a large tract of land with trails criss-crossing through it. Traffic signs such as this one alert snow machine drivers to intersections of trails.
    Subjects: Traffic signs - Finland
    Date Created: 2011/06/09
  6. Looking east across Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki [Download]

    Title: Looking east across Töölönlahti Bay in Helsinki
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This large bay in the middle of Helsinki is a large park area surrounded by cultural attractions. Across the bay behind the fountain is the Cafe Sininen Huvila (Blue Villa Cafe). The tower behind is the Kallio Church or Kallion Kirrko.
    Subjects: Töölönlahti Bay - Helsinki Finland, Urban Parks - Helisinki, Finland, Fountains - Helsinki, Finland
    Date Created: 2005/05/17
  7. Painted woodcut of a Harris's Sparrow attached to the exterior wall of the Yellowknife Inn, Yellowknife, NWT. [Download]

    Title: Painted woodcut of a Harris's Sparrow attached to the exterior wall of the Yellowknife Inn, Yellowknife, NWT.
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: Harris's Sparrow is the largest sparrow in North America and is the only bird that breeds only in northern Canada. This woodcut painting is attached to the corrugated steel south wall of the Yellowknife Inn and is part of a series of artworks installed on this wall. The sparrow is shown perched on a branch. The accompanying sign on the wall reads "Le choix de Suzanne" (Suzanne's choice).
    Subjects: Harris's Sparrow - Paintings, Public art - Yellowknife, NWT, Public art - Arctic Regions, Birds - Paintings - Arctic Regions, Zonotrichia querula, Tthit'qkaa, Bruant a face noire
    Date Created: 2015/07/14
  8. Painted woodcut of Redpolls (birds) on the south exterior wall of the Yellowknife Inn [Download]

    Title: Painted woodcut of Redpolls (birds) on the south exterior wall of the Yellowknife Inn
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This painted woodcut installed on the south wall of the Yellowknife Inn in Yellowknife, NWT is one of a series of bird images. This image shows two common redpolls perched in a bush. This artwork is attached to the corrugated steel wall which faces south into the parking lot of the hotel and mall.
    Subjects: Common Redpoll (bird) - Painting, Carduelis flamea (former name)- Painting, Public art - Yellowknife, NWT, Public art - Arctic regions, Suzerin flamme, Birds - Art - Polar Regions, Acanthis flammea - Painting
    Date Created: 2015/07/14
  9. Foxtail barley in Yellowknife, NWT [Download]

    Title: Foxtail barley in Yellowknife, NWT
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: A perennial wild bunchgrass that grows across northern North America. Generally considered to be a weed, but used ornamentally. This bunch was growing in Yellowknife near the Yellowknife Cultural Crossroads Monument.
    Subjects: Hordeum jubatum, Plants - Northern Canada, Plants - Arctic Regions, Bobtail barley, Squirreltail barley, Grasses - Northern Canada, Grasses - Arctic Regions, Intermediate barley
    Date Created: 2016/07/14
  10. Decorative plaster work on a building in St. Petersburg, Russia [Download]

    Title: Decorative plaster work on a building in St. Petersburg, Russia
    Creator: Campbell, Sandy
    Description: This five storey building at #17 Volodi Yermaka Street in St. Petersburg has six decorative panels at both ends of the building. The central part of the buildings has balconies. The decoration includes scrolls, leaves, fruit and geometric patterns.
    Subjects: Architectural decoration, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Date Created: 2016/09/12