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Slide set: [Manchester Geographical Society Collection: Arctic exploration] (lecture: privately made, at least 74 slides, n.d.)

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Sketch Map, Peary and Cook's Route
Dr Cook, Snow Hut
Peary's Sledge [...] reached Pole
Dr Cook at the Pole
North Pole, looking towards Bering Strait
The First Photograph at the North Pole
View at North Pole, Peary's flag flying
North Pole -- looking toward Spitzbergen
North Pole -- looking toward Cape Chelyuskin
North Pole -- looking toward Cape Columbia
The Most Western Part of Blaafjeld
Peary, on the March to North Pole
Submerged Island of the Polar Sea
'Across Seas of Crystal Glory to the Boreal Centre'
Working through an expanse of Rough Ice
Swinging an Ice Cake across a Lead to form an impromptu Bridge
Crack in the Ice
Donald B. Macmillan
Slide 1243**
Iceberg in Mid-Atlantic
Northernmost Point of Vakkerkap
Mountains from Heureka Sound
Dr Nansen
Dr Cook
The 'Fram'
Peary -- Sledge Ruts in Soft Snow
Cook Returning from Pole
The Igloo Built, We Prepare for our Daily Camp
Svartevoeg -- Camping 500 Miles from the Pole
Bradley Land Discovered
A Bull Musk Ox at Close Quarters, Cape Columbia
Great Auk and Egg
The Ship 'Roosevelt' Beached for repairs at the Head of Etah Fjord
'King' Eskimo Dog
Approaching a lead through rough ice
Swift progress over smooth sea / Building an Igloo / A lifeless world of cold and ice
Dr Frederick A. Cook
Dr Cook's Eskimo companions, Ahwelah and Etukishuk
A Friendly Pair
Eskimo lamp, adze and scraper
Slide 5
Iglulik snow-house
Masked Medicine-man of the Kwikpagmiut (Alaskan Eskimo)
Angmagssalik Group (house dress)
Slide 517
Slide 12
Polar Eskimo using bow-drill
Slide 3
Tree-Trunk Sledge, Lappland
Peary's statements as to sleep
S.S. Ermach entering the Mole at Cronstadt
S.S. Ermach
Gale in the Pack, January 20th 1842
S.S. Ermach
S.S. Ermach -- Undershod Ice 56 inches thick with 6 inches of Snow on it
List of explorers and points reached in the north
S.S. Ermach -- Field Ice in the Gulf of Finland
Herr André
Rear Admiral Peary
Peary (left), Bartlett
Beechy Island, Franklin's First Winter Quarters
Franklin Record
Peary and Cook
Cook -- Cape Sperbo
Herr André
[Map of Arctic showing MacMillan's route and Peary's 'Crocker Land']
Entering Lancaster Sound
[Peary and Rasmussen's maps of north-east Greenland]
Schedule of Journeys over the Arctic Ocean
Peary's return to Bartlett's last camp, at 2½ miles an hour
[Chart showing journey to North Pole]
Polar observations, in order of reliability
Peary and Cook's percentages of total days
Ice field, Spitsbergen
Advent Bay, Spitsbergen
S.S. Ermach entering the Mole at Cronstadt
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
People involved in slide production

COFFIN, E.  ( ? - ? ) – creator of source image(s), slide [59]

People appearing in slides

COOK, Dr Frederick A.  (1865-1940) – slides [2], [4], [24], [27], [37], [82], [85]-[86]

MACMILLAN, Donald B.  (1874-1970) – slide [18]

NANSEN, Dr Fridtjof  (1861-1930) – slide [22]

Lucerna ID  3008932

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 27 July 2019

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