Five (5) albumen photos relating to Robert Peary on two separate trips to the Arctic
Place Published: [New York ]
Publisher: [Frederick A. Stokes Company]
Date Published:  
Binding: No binding
1) Albumen photograph of Peary's ship "The Falcon" , 4-3/4 x 3-3/4 inches, mounted to paper with notes. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, some flaking, otherwise in good condition.
2) Albumen photograph of Captain Henry Bartlett, 3-3/4"x 4-1/2", and is mounted to paper. Penciled rectangle for cropping image drawn on photo, a couple of creases, otherwise in good condition
3) Unknown person (child?) at the helm of the ship. Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-3/4"x 4-3/4 inches, image looks like the right bottom of leg and show have been retouched or darkened, crop marks on front card not into photos and writing on the back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
4) Dr. J. W. GOODSELL, surgeon. Mounted albumen photo on card. 5 x 3-1/2 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
5) Charles PERCY, steward. Mounted albumen photo on card. 6-1/2 x 4 inches, image with crop marks on front card with small pieces of tape not into photos and writing on the front back of the card, otherwise in good condition.
We have found 4 of these 5 specific albumen photos (1,2,4 &5) were used as photos printed in two books written and published by Frederick A. Stokes Company who most likely had these and used them to produce the final printed books.
The books are Northward Over the "Great Ice", 1898 and The North Pole. 1909. Following are details of which photos were used and in which books. We were not able to find the printed book in which #3 Photo of the child at the helm called "hard over" was used.
Northward Over the "Great Ice" : a Narrative of Life and Work Along the Shores and Upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897, With a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the Most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and Bringing Home of the Saviksue or Great Cape-York Meteorites...BY ROBERT E. PEARY. New York Frederick A. Stokes Company
Two Volumes. 1898, 1st Edition.
Two photos used:
#1) Peary's ship "The Falcon", on page 4
#2) Captain Henry Bartlett, on page 28
In the 1890's Peary made several trips to Greenland, twice accompanied by his wife Josephine Diebitsch Peary. In 1894 the Falcon (built in Bremerhaven as Gronland in 1872 - 160 feet long and 458 tons) took Peary again to Greenland with eight Mexican donkeys, two St. Bernards, several teams of Eskimo dogs and a number of homing pigeons! Falcon arrived in Bowdoin Bay, Greenland on 3rd August and anchored in a small natural harbor which Peary named Falcon Bay.
The North Pole. Its Discovery in 1909 under the auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
BY ROBERT E. PEARY First Edition published in 1910 by Frederick A. Stokes Co.
Two photos used:
#4) Dr. J. W. Goodsell, Surgeon (p.18 holding rope) "Dr. Goodsell is a descendant of an old English family that has had representatives in America for two hundred and fifty years. His great grandfather was a soldier in Washington's army when Cornwallis surrendered, and his father, George H. Goodsell, spent many adventurous years at sea and fought through the Civil War in the Union army. Dr. Goodsell was born near Leechburg, Pa., in 1873. He received his medical degree from Pulte Medical College, Cincinnati, O., and has since practised medicine at New Kensington, Pa., specializing in clinical microscopy. He is a member of the Homeopathic Medical Society of Pennsylvania and of the American Medical Association. At the time of his departure on the expedition he was president of the Allegheny Valley Medical Society. His publications include "Direct Microscopic Examination as Applied to Preventive Medicine and the Newer Therapy" and "Tuberculosis and Its Diagnosis." "Dr. Goodsell was a solid, sturdy, self-made physician of Pennsylvania stock. His specialism in microscopy I trusted might give valuable results in a field not hitherto investigated in the North. He was to make microscopic studies of the germ diseases of the Eskimos." quotation from Peary in this book.
#5) Charles Percy, steward (p.17 with apron on) Charles Percy, my steward, was a native of Newfoundland… "Hansen in the field and Percy as steward were the same as ever, invaluable in their respective lines. Chief Engineer Wardwell, also of the last expedition, aided by his assistant Scott, kept the machinery up to a high state of efficiency and has given the Roosevelt the force and power which enabled her to negotiate apparently impracticable ice." quoted from The Conquest of the North Pole, The New York Times, September 12 1909
Good. Item #3607