Eskimo Lamp

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“Hanging lamp from Nushagak in Southern Alaska. It is suspended from the framework of the tent by cords. Oils and fats from northern animals give a clear and steady light, and Eskimo lamps are frequently praised by travelers.” -Bodmer, 1917


Alaska, Oil Lamps


Rudolph J. Bodmer, ed. The Book of Wonders (Washington, DC: Bureau of Industrial Education, Inc., 1917)


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