This is an original 1907 sepia halftone print of the S.S. Roosevelt beached for repairs at the head of the Etah Fjord in Greenland.
This 104+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. Light moisture wrinkling. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Sepia
Grade: Very Fine ++
Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches; 14 x 19 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 present an interesting exploration to the North Pole through a series of prints from 1907. The S. S. Roosevelt
set forth in 1904 to reach the North Pole for the first time with Commander Robert Peary in charge of the expedition. The ice caused too much damage to the ship and was barely able to return to New York for repairs. Peary set out again in 1908, and anchored at Cape Sheridan. This time Peary was victorious. During World War I, the Roosevelt
worked as a West Coast watch ship and, after the war, was turned into a tug and later abandoned in 1942. The collection gives an insight to the journey through pictures and an expedition map of the route taken.
Keywords specific to this image: Historic, Exploration, Mast, Peary