• Preparing an encampment as Sir John Franklin and his party cross the Badlands to the east of the Coppermine River, during Franklin's first expedition. (Engraving by Edward Finden, after a painting by George Back.)

Back in 2001, photographer Paul vanPeenen retraced the steps of midshipman and artist George Back, who joined Sir John Franklin's first expedition to the Arctic Ocean in 1819. Read this brief story on how vanPeenan's images captured the past.

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