National Geographic : 1925 Nov
THE MACMILLAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION RETURNS 501 Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams MOTHER AND INFANT IN TII1 CLOTHING WHICH COMBATS ARCTIC COLD The first essential of Eskimo dress is that it must be practical, for storms are frequent and the nomad life precludes a large wardrobe. The sealskin blouse, with the hood in which the baby is carried, serves to keep out the rain and snow. An underblouse of eider-duck breast-skins furnishes warmth. The short trousers are of fox skin and the long, frost-bleached sealskin boots are waterproof. Woman's chief duty in the North is to provide the clothing which will protect her family from the cold (see, also, illustration, page 494).