Robert E. Peary (1856-1920) and Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863-1955)

Robert Edwin Peary was a rear admiral in the United States Navy and an Arctic explorer. He made eight Arctic expeditions from 1886, exploring Greenland and the region later called Peary Land. In April of 1909, he became the first explorer to reach the North Pole. Mrs. Peary accompanied him on his Arctic expeditions. In 1893 they had their first child, Marie Ahnighito, on the coast of Greenland.

Date:
1895 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES19781
Height:
1850px
Width:
1513px
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