1906 Halftone Print Adolphus Greely Army Arctic Polar Explorer Military XGR5

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This is an original 1906 black and white halftone print of a portrait of Arctic explorer, U. S. Army official and Medal of Honor recipient General Adolphus Washington Greely in his full military uniform.

CONDITION

This 105+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.25 x 6.5 inches; 11 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer items from a unique collection of antique map cartography, depicting various Arctic regions that were reached between 1600 and 1883. Some of the maps illustrated were crafted during U. S. Army General Adolphus Washington Greely and his crewÕs polar meteorological expedition. It was upon this ill-fated expedition that Greely and his 25-man crew all nearly died from starvation, hypothermia, drowning, suspected cannibalism, and in one case, a gunshot wound that Greely ordered. Unfortunately for these brave men, only about 5 actually survived the excursion and rescue. These antique maps conjure the compassion, sorrow and hauntings of the exciting and often tragic conditions of the courageous exploration missions of the time.

Keywords specific to this image: Military Honors, Pogonology, Famous Figures, Royal Geographical Society, Societe de Geographie de Paris

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