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Taken April 7, 1909, this is a photo of Robert Peary’s North Pole Expedition sledge party.

“Ooqueh, holding the Navy League flag; Ootah, holding the D.K.E. fraternity flag; Matthew Henson, holding the polar flag; Egingwah, holding the D.A.R. peace flag; and Seeglo, holding the Red Cross flag.”

todaysdocument:

Taken April 7, 1909, this is a photo of Robert Peary’s North Pole Expedition sledge party.

“Ooqueh, holding the Navy League flag; Ootah, holding the D.K.E. fraternity flag; Matthew Henson, holding the polar flag; Egingwah, holding the D.A.R. peace flag; and Seeglo, holding the Red Cross flag.”