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Alaska natives donned wolves’ heads for a studio portrait. In the early 1900s such photos were sold to gold miners and tourists as souvenirs, giving them a romanticized look at the traditions of indigenous peoples.

Photograph by Carl J. Lomen, circa 1900
From 100 Best Vintage Photographs, 2004

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