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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.,

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2015.8471

Medium or Technique

Halftone lithograph on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

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

Signed

Albert Operti.

Provenance

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