Eskimo Igloo

Greenland 1869

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Description

This photograph of an Eskimo Igloo was taken during the Bradford and Hayes expedition to the Arctic in 1869. 

The handwritten description on the mat reads: "An Esquimaux Igloo or winter hut with its occupants. They are mades of stones and a sort of moss or turf. The entrance at the left is about 30 inches high - and one has to crawl almost on his hands and knees previous to entering the house which is always of filthy nature."