Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.

Commander R.E. Peary. C.E. United States Navy.

Commander R.E. Peary was born May 6, 1856, and entered the U.S. Navy 1881. He is famous for his Arctic discoveries, and has been in charge of several expeditions on the northern coast of Greenland. On the third voyage Peary attained latitude 84° 17' N.,

Publisher Raphael Tuck & Sons (English, 1886–1960)


Vertical: 14 x 8.9 cm (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Halftone lithograph on card stock.

Not On View



Front: Oilette
Back: divided. Mint.
Raphael Tuck & Sons’ “MONOTONE” [Regd.] Postcard No. 3333.


Albert Operti.


Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder