Expedition. Robert E. Peary's final attempt to transport the Ahnighito meteorite, also known as The Tent, to New York. With a "one-hundred-ton and two thirty-ton jacks and ample supples of railroad iron and great timbers," Peary was determined to win (Hovey). The meteorite was brought to the Brooklyn Navy Yard aboard the S.S. Hope in the autumn of 1897.
To collect specimens for Departments of Birds and Mammals; objects from Eskimo tribes, and to rescue Peary. With funding from Morris K. Jesup, Josephine Peary was able to procure a ship to get Peary and his crew from Greenland. They transported two pieces of the Cape York Meteorite to New York: "The Woman" and "The Dog".
Henry Cushier Raven, (born April 16, 1889, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. --
died April 4, 1944), was an expert scientific illustrator, taxidermist, and
collector of essential expedition specimens for several of the top natural
history institutions in the United States, including Columbia University,
Cornell University, Colorado Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian
Institution, and the American Museum of Natural History. His research and
species data collecting brought him all over the world, resulting in the
acquisition of hundreds of physical specimens (resulting in many dissection
illustrations) as well as copious photographic and moving-picture evidence of
their natural movement and habitats.
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