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Voyage With the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881, Second Edition

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Voyage With the Labrador Eskimos, 1880-1881, Second Edition Johan Adrian Jacobsen Polar Horizons December 2019

In August 1880, Norwegian Johan Adrian Jacobsen recruited two Labrador Inuit families for a European ethnographical exhibit. The eight individuals, aged nine months to 50 years, were exhibited in Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, and Frankfurt before they suddenly started dying. Discover the thoughts and qualms of this 27‐year‐old man while trying to recruit families for the exhibit; when Abraham Ulrikab agreed to accompany him with his family; the heartbreaking moment when Abraham had to hand over his three‐year‐old daughter to a hospital in Germany; and the horror of being admitted to the smallpox unit of a Paris hospital where the Labrador Inuit families, among others, suffered and died around him. The book is an enlarged edition from 86 to 300 pages. It includes the English translation of a larger extract of Jacobsen’s diary, new findings and additional information, such as correspondence from family, friends, and business partners, plus 54 photos and illustrations. The new material was translated from Norwegian/Danish/German to English by Dieter Riedel.