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This 1908 photo made by an unidentified photographer is a portrait of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert E. Peary in Cape Sheridan, Canada. AP Photo/National Geographic via Christie’s Auction House.

Edwin Peary. The first to reach the North Pole http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/photos/2009/04/03/peary-cp-6504327.jpg

This American explorer is today regarded as the first man who reached the North Pole in He bears this honor in spite of several claims that his expedition did not reach the pole.

MacMillan, 1908-1909 North Pole expedition

I love this picture of MacMillan in furs. This was taken on the North Pole expedition, so Mac would have been around 33 or


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Klaus Thymann i-D Iceland - World Photography Organisation

Klaus Thymann/Adamsky, Denmark, Winner, Fashion & Beauty: photographed in the remote east coast of Iceland, on and around the glacier lake of Vatnajokull named Jokulsarlon

Howard Hughes Recluse with numerous legends surrounding his life in Vegas - Artin Afsharjavan

Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes: Once brilliant billionaire who sank into obsessive compulsion, collected his urine in jars and growing his nails to extraordinary length

19 Apr 1967, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA — Trainer Jock Semple — in street clothes — enters the field of runners (left) to try to pull Kathy Switzer (261) out of the race. Male runners move in to form a protective curtain around female track hopeful until the protesting trainer is finally wedged out of the race

Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer went after Switzer shouting. However, other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.

Bernard Day on his return from the Barrier, 21 December 1911. Bernard was a motor-sledge driver on the Terra Nova Expedition.

Bernard day on his return from the barrier, 21 december 1911

mpdrolet: Portrait of B. Day, on return from the barrier, Scott Expedition, Anarctica, 1911 Herbert George Ponting

Mrs Paul Xiniwe, 1891

Mrs Eleanor Xiniwe (née Ndwanya) of the African Choir, Photographed by London Stereoscopic Company studios. Between a group of young Africans singers toured Britain and North American as the ’ African Choir’. Inspired by Orpheus M.

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McGtillycuddy, surgeon and topographer on hunger march with General Crook's expedition to the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, 1876

Jim Baker 1818-1898  Trapper, scout and guide was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. Fremont's favorite scouts. He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.

Jim Baker, mountain man trapper, scout and guide, was a friend of Jim Bridger and Kit Carson and one of General John C. He was one of the most colorful figures of the old west.