Greely Arctic Expedition of 1881-83 aka Ñ Lady Franklin Bay Expedition

Greely ~ Cook Studio

Published by Portsmouth, NH, Cook Studio,, 1884
Condition: VG
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Portsmouth, NH, Cook Studio, 1884 Ñ Cabinet photo. Horizontal albumen cabinet photo on white mount 16.4cm x 10.8cm, image: 15.7cm x 10.3cm. Chipping to corners of background mounting card, but photograph is complete albeit faded at its extremities. Scarce group portrait of members of the expedition - Standing from left to right: D. Schneider, D. Cross, D. Linn, S. Long, S. Frederick, D. Henry, S. Connell, D. Bender, D. Salor, S. Bierderbick, D. Gardner, D. Ellis and D. Ralston - Seated from left to right: S. Brainard, D. Keslingbury, S. Greeley (leader), D. Lockwood, D. Israil, D. Jewell, and D. Rice. Rare. Portrait of members of the U.S. International Polar Year Scientific Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island, sponsored by the U.S. Signal Service and other government agencies. After two winters and the failure of relief expeditions in 1882 and 1883, Greeley abandoned Fort Conger and moved to Cape Sabine as per his predetermined orders. Eighteen men would die that winter Ñ including one by suicide and one execution - Pvt. Charles B. Henry). Seven survivors were rescued by Schley's relief expedition on the June 22, 1883, but Elison would perish before they reached St. John's on July 17. Bookseller Inventory # BBNTSX815

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Title: Greely Arctic Expedition of 1881-83 aka ...

Publisher: Portsmouth, NH, Cook Studio,

Publication Date: 1884

Book Condition:VG

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