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Commemorative Polar Exploration Medal Presented to Dr. Frederick A. Cook

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Identifier: 1914-029-0001

Title: Commemorative Polar Exploration Medal Presented to Dr. Frederick A. Cook

Description: The Arctic Club of America honored Dr. Frederick A. Cook by presenting this medal to him at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, September 23, 1909. Cook claimed to have discovered the North Pole just days before Admiral Robert E. Peary announced he had also reached the pole. When Cook failed to prove that he had beaten Peary, the Arctic Club of America revoked his membership.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1909

Type(s): Medal, Commemorative

Maker/Creator:

Subjects: Cook, Frederick A.
Polar Expedition
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)

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