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Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906

Contributed by Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906

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This three-chambered box of matches was wrapped in canvas and then painted to keep it waterproof during Admiral Robert E. Peary's expedition to the North Pole in 1906. It was subjected to a CAT scan to determine its contents.

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  • Title: Box of Matches Wrapped for Polar Climate, 1906
  • Creator: Peary, Robert Edwin
  • Creation Date: 1906
  • Subject Date: 1906
  • Media: Wood, canvas
  • Local Code: Peary Box
  • Collection: MBPL
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
(207) 287-3200
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