The men of the Expedition, primarily the official photographer, George Wilkins,
made about 4,000 photographs and exposed 9,000 feet of movie
film, covering all aspects of the expedition and its objectives.
The Index to the Canadian Arctic Expedition Supplies, the "Karluk"
Index, lists these cameras as part of the CAE equipment (Canadian Museum of
Nature Archives 92-001 RMA):
- Polyscope Stereoscopic - 1
- Vest Pocket Kodak - 6
- Special Kodak. 3A - 6
- Stereo Hawkeye - 2
Although Wilkins' original movie camera was lost when Karluk sank, he was able
to purchase another from a photographer in northern Alaska for $1,000. The inventory
lists for Mary Sachs on 4 July 1914 include: "Cinemetograph [sic] camera,
tripod 4000 feet film, 3A camera 400 exposures, developing outfit and supplies"
(Canadian Museum of Nature Archives, RMA CAE lists).