He had just returned a few months earlier from treatment for tuberculosis, which included the removal of one lung so this was a real triumph. He had also won the seal parka he is wearing. Title and description courtesy of Mrs. Keller.
The parka Sidney is wearing was made for him by his wife, Angela, from wolf skins he had acquired in a poker game with several white wolf hunters who were weathered in at Huslia. Title and description courtesy of Mrs. Keller.