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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 45: Containers from Robert Peary Polar Expedition

Commander Robert Peary made eight polar excursions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. On each one of these, he was accompanied by Matthew Henson. However, whereas Perry received wide-spread acclaim, Henson spent most of his life in relative anonymity because he was African-American. Nevertheless, Henson's contributions to polar exploration were tremendous, and he is now remembered as one of the great American polar explorers.

Containers from Robert Peary Polar Expedition

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