Number 12 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Picturesque People of the Empire' issued by Ogden's branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. There is a picture on one side with an inscription reading 'Eskimo', and a description on the other side. The text on the reverse reads: 'The Eskimos or Esquimaux (an Indian name meaning eaters of raw flesh) inhabit the Arctic coast of America from Greenland to Alaska, and also part of the Asiatic shore of Bering Strait. They are skilful hunters and fishers, for the seal, whale and reindeer supply most of their food, as well as their clothing, light and fuel. In summer the Eskimos live in conical tents of skin, and in winter either in half underground huts of stone, turf or earth, or in temporary round huts built of blocks of snow with sheets of ice for windows.'

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