Love at the North Pole.
RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE. (1909.)
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Six photo postcards measuring 140 by 90mm. London, Davidson Bros, c.
This is one of many efforts to cash in on the publicity generated by Cook and Peary. Staging and shooting this charming sequence of photos was clearly a great deal of fun. The studio backdrop has the sun on the horizon with ice mountains to the right hand side. Signs advertise: "This way to the North Pole (I don't think)", "Visitors are requested not to get Up the Pole", and "Discoverers are requested not to move or damage The North Pole".
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