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Archives Photo of the Week: Russia

February 20, 2014

Dolgan women riding reindeer, Siberia, 1914-1915.
Penn Museum Image #25297

I absolutely love the Olympics. Winter or summer, I tune in every night to watch the amazing feats of athleticism. I figure, what better way to honor the Olympics than having this week’s photo of the week be from Russia. This photo from¬†Golchikha, Siberia, Russia was taken by Henry Usher Hall between 1914 and 1915. ¬†Featured in the image are two Dolgan women riding reindeer. Perhaps we can look forward to this as a new winter Olympic sport in 2018 in South Korea.


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