Elisha Kent Kane (1820-1857)

Elisha Kent Kane was a physician, explorer, and pioneer of the American route to the North Pole. In 1850 he was attached to a government expedition to search the Arctic. Kane returned in 1851 and organized a second expedition, which sailed in May, 1853, with Kane in command. Despite death and disease, the party discovered Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel. They were forced to abandon their ship in the ice and were rescued in Greenland. They returned to New York in October, 1855. Kane wrote two very popular books about his adventures.

Date:
1860 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES18502
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1155px
Width:
741px
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