The dogs are the center of interest. You can tell at a glance that thay are of different kinds. The leader looks very much like a wolf. He belongs to a breed called malemute. As a matter of fact, this breed has a large fraction of wolf blood. Wolves are captured by the Eskimos when they are little puppies and are rasied with their dogs. Even when tamed it would not be safe for a stranger to come too close. If you were to lay your hand on this dog's head, the chances are his fangs would be snapping at you a moment afterwards. Most of the malemutes are half-wolf at least.
Another breed of dog you see here is called the "husky." This is a cross between a wolf and a hound. Still another is the "siwash," which is part wolf and part "husky."
You will observe that the dogs are hitched in single
file. The leader is a real leader. He is master of the team and is expert
at following a trail. These dogs become so used to the harness that they
fight to be hitched up to the sled.
Source: Stereoview: "Transportation over Icy Trails North of the Arctic Circle, Alaska" Keystone View company,Meadvill Pa, New York NY., Chicago Ill., London England, circa 1900, #11530T