Saturday, 19 March 2011

heading north

I recently finished reading The Still Point, the brilliant debut novel from Amy Sackville. These photos from National Geographic are a nice accompaniment to Sackville's novel:

These images are of Admiral Robert Peary's expedition to locate the north pole in 1909. He believed that  he had located the pole, but years later studies found that he had missed the mark by many miles. 

The race for the north pole was highly publicized. In this 1909 cover image from Petit Journal, Peary and his rival Frederick Cook are battling it out for the claim to the north pole:

Image from Art Vision

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