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Restored Henson Images for 2009
Copyright/restriction free for student & teacher educational use. These are essentially public domain. Enjoy!
Matt with one of the sledges he hand built during the long winter night while the Roosevelt was trapped in the ice. Peary bought only raw materials such as planks of hickory and straps of iron.

Matt worked as a carpenter to transform lumber into sledges sturdy enough to carry hundreds of pounds of supplies over many miles of rough sea ice. He had to repair damaged ones as they went along, often in the 50 degree below zero temperatures with stiff winds.

Here he is back from the Pole, probably posing for a newspaper photographer.
 

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Verne Robinson. January 24, 2009