National Geographic News: Matthew Henson

National Geographic News:  Matthew Henson
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Expedition members Lee and Henson pose with local Greenlanders who were present at Anniversary Lodge on the last day of sunlight of the year, October 28, 1894. This headquarters at Bowdoin Bay, in northern Greenland, provided refuge during the 1893-1895 expeditions. After Pearys second trek across Greenland in 1895, he proved it to be an island but returned after three months with only one surviving sled dog. In two other attempts to reach the Pole, Peary broke his leg and lost eight toes to frostbite.

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—Photograph by Robert E. Peary
 
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