"Summer Hut, 1887"

Arctic Photograph of Herbert L. Aldrich

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This photograph was taken in the western Arctic in 1887 by journalist Herbert L. Aldrich (1860-1948), during his eight months at sea with Arctic Whalers. The albumen print is on a creme-colored mount. Written on the back in pencil is "Summer Hut of Alaskan Eskimo."

Please note that the use of the word "Eskimo," within this description, is in quotations, copied from the primary source material.