Portrait of Robert Peary, 1910

Portrait of Robert Peary, 1910
American explorer Robert Peary's first North Pole expedition departed New York on 3 July 1898 aboard the Windward. Peary hoped to dock at Ellesmere Island, west of Greenland, and then cross the remaining 430 miles to the pole by dog team.

From Robert Peary, The North Pole (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1910) viii.
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