|Restored Henson Images for 2009
|Copyright/restriction free for student & teacher educational
use. These are essentially public domain. Enjoy!
|Matt Henson back from the Pole, or leaving to go there? This
is a 1909 photo on the Roosevelt that I believe was taken
when he arrived back.
His face shows the strain of the the weeks of marathon like
effort dashing out over hundreds of miles of treacherous
arctic ice, then racing back to land. But I tend to believe
this photo was taken after he had recovered; because he
collapsed in exhaustion to his room. He is clean shaven, his
skin doesn't show recent frostbite with wind damage.
After the Pole the entire ship had to wait until it was
freed from the sea ice, so this could have been taken 2
months after the Pole. In fact, the team hunted to store up
caribou and other game to later leave with the Eskimo
families that had helped them. In fact, this was very
important since the Eskimos had to have a winter's food
supply when Peary left them.
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