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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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands
22 State House Station, 18 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04333-0022
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Explorers and exploration
- Arctic regions--Discovery and exploration
- Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin), 1856-1920--Associated objects
- Peary Arctic Expedition, 1896
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