Arctic explorer and dogs, 19th century

Arctic explorer and dogs, 19th century

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Caption: Arctic explorer and dogs, 19th-century artwork. This is the British Arctic explorer Frederick George Jackson (1860-1938) during the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition of 1894 to 1897. This expedition, funded by British newspaper owner Alfred Harmsworth (1865-1922), explored Franz Josef Land. This archipelago lies far to the north of Russia, deep within the Arctic Circle. Dogs used in the Arctic included samoyeds and Siberian huskies. Artwork from the 17th volume (first period of 1896) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.

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