Robert E. Peary and His Northern World

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Exhibition: Robert E. Peary and His Northern World

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Arctic Museum main galleries
As a pioneering Arctic explorer, Peary relied on many extraordinary people, including his family, financial backers, loyal expedition members, and the Inughuit men and women of Northwest Greenland.

Works

Josephine and Marie Peary displaying Peary's American Flag, September 1909. Photograph by Donald B. MacMillan.
SS Roosevelt, Ship model, Richard Frenchy DeVynck, 1996. Gift of Anne and Robert Blair '60 and Sandy and Robert Koslowsky. Photograph by Dean Abramson.

About

As a pioneering Arctic explorer, Peary relied on many extraordinary people, including his family, financial backers, loyal expedition members, and the Inughuit men and women of Northwest Greenland. He also worked ceaselessly to improve his methods of travel and his equipment, always keeping in mind efficiency on the trail and the comfort and safety of his men. Through objects, photographs, and motion pictures, this exhibition provides new perspectives on Peary and his long career in the north.




Pictured above: SS Roosevelt, Ship model, Richard Frenchy DeVynck, 1996. Gift of Anne and Robert Blair '60 and Sandy and Robert Koslowsky. Photograph by Dean Abramson.