Vic Janes a renowned photographer from early 1900’s

Updated: Apr 3



Vic Janes a renowned photographer from early 1900’s lived in the Atlin, Carcross and Whitehorse area in 1914 to 1915. He later returned to Vancouver where he operated a farm on 41st Avenue, Which was then named Janes Road.

In this photo Janes captures the innocence and beauty of a young Native woman breastfeeding her infant and toddler at the same time.

Breastfeeding is a mothers choice and should always be supported and encouraged. There should be no judgment as it is completely natural and beautiful, even Janes seen this when capturing this inspiring photograph in 1915.



Breast milk is nature's perfect baby food. It contains immunity-boosting antibodies and healthy enzymes that scientists have yet to replicate. So let's encourage this rather than making mothers uncomfortable while breastfeed their babies.*If anyone can shed some light on who this young woman is please contact Shākāt media, jamie@shakat.ca Yukon Archives has no information. I would love to learn more about her.Photo credit: Vic Janes 1915.

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