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.