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  INTERIOR VIEW OF THE LAPLAND VILLAGE - The Lapland Village was west of Old Vienna, on the south side of Midway, at the left, going out of the steet by that course. There were twenty-four natives in the company, seven of them being children, and one, a very remarkable person at the Fair - King Bull, said to be one hundred and twelve years old. In the Midway processions he was regarded as a curiosity, even by the Midway people, as he was accompanied by children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, great-great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great-great grandchildren. The engraving shows that these people are much better looking than the Esquimaux of the New World, and the Lapland arts and industries, though of a humble order, are also superior. The women formed a chorus, which sang at the doors to attract visitors, and the dogs, reindeer, children and sledges offered no little entertainment. Their summer and winter houses are seen - the tents of coarse cloth, and the huts of boards covered heavily with sod. The Laplanders, like the Esquimaux, fretted in hot weather, and five of their seven dogs died. There were nine reindeer. Five Dalacarlian girls made hair ornaments, and used no little skill in selling to visitors. The amusement business and change of climate did not wean these worthy people from their habits of industry, and they continued their labors in tanning, dressing, carving and hair picking.
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