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Size: 5" x 3"
Copyrighted: 1893
Lithographer: Kaufmann & Strauss

Eskimo - dog sledding, reindeer, seal hunting

"COPYRIGHT" Text Variations
There are two varieties (that I know of) in the "COPYRIGHT" text which appears on this card, as shown below. In both cases, the text appears in the lower right corner of the card.

Text reads: "PAINTING COPYRIGHTED 1893 ARBUCKLE BROS." This is the more common wording that appears on the cards in this series (and is shown on the full-size card above).

Text reads: "COPYRIGHT, 1893, BY ARBUCKLE BROS.N.Y." This is a less common wording that's only known to appear on a limited number of cards in this series.
(For an overview of the copyright variations in Sports & Pastimes, click here.)

Reverse - Text
Right section:
FAR northward, where lie those lands of the "midnight sun," Greenland and Iceland and the Faroe Islands, are peoples whom we, who deem ourselves more fortunately placed, are disposed to pity. Yet it is to be doubted whether we enjoy ourselves more in our ways than they in theirs. They possess many pleasant customs, games and sports. Notwithstanding the inclemency of their climate, they enjoy in their own way many unique diversions. The peoples of these lands are squat, short and hardy, good-natured, patient and of happy dispositions.
Of course skating is a universal pastime, as are most of the sports of the colder temperate regions.
The favorite mode of locomotion over the snow-covered surface of these wintry lands is by low sleighs propelled by dogs. Sometimes as many as a dozen of these are harnessed in single file to the vehicle, in which sits the proprietor warmly clad in furs from top to heel. These dogs fairly fly over the surface, and are not easily exhausted, so that a day's journey will cover a great many miles.
Seal-fishing while not so great a sport as a source of revenue, gives much pleasure to those pursuing it. The seal in great numbers climb to the blocks of ice which fringe all the shores of these Arctic regions. The hunters or fishers approach cautiously armed with clubs, and before the animals slide off into the water, are able to stun some of them by a blow over their heads. These are then easily dispatched.
Elk or moose hunting are favorite sports. These animals are dangerous to capture as they are very large and powerful sometimes weighing fully 1200 pounds.
The favorite musical instrument of the Greenlander is a crude imitation of our tambourine. The Icelanders play chess and a game resembling checkers extensively.

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