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Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model

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A group of explorers of the polar regions, representing discovery and exploration, float on an ice floe. They may all be on the verge of death. Weighing judgment are James G. Bennett of the New York Herald and several European heads of state sitting in an area labeled "Reserved for J.G. Bennett and other Crowned Heads," as well as a group of men seated in an area labeled "In the Name of Science - More! More!" This latter group has already pronounced judgment by giving the "Thumbs Down" sign. Notices pasted on the walls of the arena state "Kane died 1853, Franklin died 1850, Hall died 1871, [and] G.W. De Long 1882" referring to explorers who died in the name of science.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: United States North Polar Expedition; Science; Discovery and exploration, American; Heads of state; Explorers; Ice floes; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901; Oscar II, King of Sweden, 1829-1907; Bennett, James Gordon, 1841-1918; Alfonso XII, King of Spain, 1857-1885; Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria, 1830-1916; Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, 1845-1894; De Long, George W. (George Washington), 1844-1881; Hall, Charles Francis, 1821-1871; Kane, Elisha Kent, 1820-1857; Franklin, John, 1786-1847

Date: 1882-05-31

Overdoing things - the tendency of the day

Description:

This vignette cartoon depicts the tendency of Americans to overdo everything, such as hosting "large receptions in small houses," women's fashions and their "elevation and advancement idea," "Arctic exploration," the "forcing process with our children's educations," and the "Bicycle Boom." Caption: A few random examples of the general tendency towards overdoing things, viz.: overdone fashions, overdone county fair exhibits, overdone high buildings, overdone Sunday editions, etc., etc.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Cycling; Women's clothing; Education--Children; Explorers; Dinners and dining

Date: 1896-01-15

Letter from Luther S. Kelly to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Luther S. Kelly has just returned from the Harriman Expedition to Alaska. The expedition went well. The expedition discovered a new inlet on Prince William Sound and killed one of the famous Kodiak bears. Kelly is also sorry to hear that in his absence all of the volunteer appointments to the Army have been filled leaving him unable to reenter the service.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Harriman Alaska Expedition; Explorers; United States. Army

Date: 1899-08-10

The world's explorers and their explorations

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The memorandum informs authors of the series "The World's Explorers and their Explorations" of the new subjects should the series be expanded.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Books and reading; Authors; Explorers

Date: 1902-05-01

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to W. J. McGee

Description:

President Roosevelt believes in Captain Peary and wants to assist in the work of his polar exploration.  Roosevelt will not accept an honorary presidency of any organization but would accept honorary membership in the National Geographic Society.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Explorers; Science--Societies, etc.; Polar regions; National Geographic Society (U.S.); Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920

Date: 1903-09-19

Letter from Bellamy Storer to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Austria-Hungary Bellamy Storer informs President Roosevelt of a recent visit by King of the Belgians Leopold II. Storer discusses tensions in the Congo between the British and Belgian governments and European colonization in the Congo, referencing editorials in The Times, the Treaty of Berlin, the French explorer Pierre Savorgnon de Brazza, and rumors of Belgian atrocities in Congo, using Belgian explorer Henry Morton Stanley as an exemplar.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: South African War (1899-1902); American newspapers; Cannibalism; Colonization; Editorials; Explorers; International relations; Municipal government--Corrupt practices; Africa; Africa--Blue Nile River; Belgium; Congo (Brazzaville); England--Liverpool; England--Manchester; Europe; Great Britain; Germany--Berlin; South Africa; Sudan--Khartoum; Tanzania--Kilimanjaro Region; United States. Embassy (Austria); Leopold II, King of the Belgians, 1835-1909; Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930

Date: 1903-10-22

Commander Peary on steamer "Roosevelt"

Description:

Commander Peary leans on the deck of the SS Roosevelt. Peary is wearing a fur trimmed coat, gloves, and pants. The edges of the postcard are decorated with illustrations of Arctic scenes. The back of the postcard features a description of the photograph, explaining that Peary has just left Upernavik in Greenland and is looking into the "land of the unknown." Peary was an arctic explorer and claimed he and his expedition crew were the first to reach the geographic North Pole on April 8, 1909. This claim is still controversial.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Explorers; Voyages and travels; Ships; Scientific expeditions; Arctic Ocean--North Pole; Greenland--Upernavik (District); Roosevelt (Ship : 1904-1937); Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920

Date: 1909

President Roosevelt bidding Peary God speed

Description:

President Roosevelt shakes hands with Commander Peary before Peary sets sail from Oyster Bay, New York, for his Arctic expedition in July 1908. The edges of the postcard are decorated with illustrations of Arctic scenes. The description printed on the back of the postcard says Peary successfully completed his "dash for the pole" on April 8, 1909. Frederick A. Cook announced on September 1, 1909, that he had reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908.

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Voyages and travels; Explorers; Ships; Scientific expeditions; Arctic Ocean--North Pole; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Roosevelt (Ship : 1904-1937); Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Cook, Frederick Albert, 1865-1940

Date: 1909

Peary's ship the "Roosevelt" and throng bidding him farewell at Oyster Bay

Description:

A crowd of people on the deck of the SS Roosevelt. A drawing of the ship itself is inset in the top left corner. The description printed on the back of the card tells of Peary's exploration of the Arctic Ocean and "dash" for the North Pole, which involved "repeated efforts by daring men and the sacrifice of hundreds of lives in the cause of science."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Voyages and travels; Explorers; Ships; Scientific expeditions; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Arctic Ocean--North Pole; Roosevelt (Ship : 1904-1937); Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920

Date: 1909

The steamer Roosevelt

Description:

The SS Roosevelt as it left Oyster Bay, New York, for Commander Peary's Arctic expedition. The edges of the postcard are decorated with illustrations of Arctic scenes. The description printed on the back of the postcard describes the ship landing at North Star Bay in Greenland after sailing through "thick fogs and heavy ice drifts."

Resource Type: Postcard

Subject: Voyages and travels; Explorers; Ships; Scientific expeditions; New York (State)--Oyster Bay; Arctic Ocean--North Pole; Atlantic Ocean--North Star Bay; Greenland; Roosevelt (Ship : 1904-1937); Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920

Date: 1909

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