Traditional Lapps and Eskimo dresses.

Traditional Sami clothing. Lapland Folk Costumes. Traditional Eskimo dress

Lapps and Esquimaux

Mongol Race – Lapps and Esquimaux clothing.

From left: 1.2. Swedish Lapps. 3.4. Norwegian Lapps. 5.6. Esquimaux from Victoria Land. 7. Esquimaux from Cape Barrow.

The Comprehensive Atlas and Geography of the World. “Races of the World”. Drawn by J. L. Williams. Engraved by A. Portier. Printed by Blackie & Son London, Glasgow & Edinburgh 1886

Note:  A Laplander in traditional folk dress.

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