Thursday, December 31, 2015

Several Huge and Hideous Heads Made Themselves Visible (1875)

Tom Hood, From Nowhere to the North Pole:  A Noah’s Ark-Aeological Narrative, Illustrations by W. Brunton and E.C. Barnes (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875), 220.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Captain Ross Planting the British Standard on the True Position of the Magnetic Pole (1836)

Robert Huish, The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R.N. Knt. to the Arctic Regions; For the Discovery of a North West Passage; Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-32 and 33. To Which is Prefixed an Abridgement of the Former Voyages of Captn’s Ross, Parry, & Other Celebrated Navigators to the Northern Latitudes. Compiled from Authentic Information and Original Documents Transmitted by William Light, Purser’s Steward to the Expedition. Illustrated by Engravings from Drawings Taken on the Spot. (London: John Saunders, 1836), 416.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Suggestion That Primitive Eden Was at the Arctic Pole Seems at First Sight the Most Incredible of All Wild and Willful Paradoxes (1885)

William F. Warren, Paradise Found: The Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole; A Study of the Prehistoric World (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1885), frontispiece.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Chapter Fourteen: Which Brings Frank to the North Pole (1875)

Tom Hood, From Nowhere to the North Pole:  A Noah’s Ark-Aeological Narrative, Illustrations by W. Brunton and E.C. Barnes (London: Chatto and Windus, 1875), 212.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Robbers Escape by Pterodactyle (1903)

O.J.S. Lindelof, A Trip to the North Pole, or, the Discovery of the Ten Tribes, as Found in the Arctic Ocean (Salt Lake City: Tribune Printing Company, 1903), 129.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Efforts to Reach the Pole Had Failed Notwithstanding the Unlimited Sacrifice of Gold and Energy and Blood Which Had Been Poured out without Stint for Nearly Four Centuries (1910)

Robert Edwin Peary, “Stellar Projection: Showing the Relation of the Polar Sea to the Various Continents,” The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910), xxxiii.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It Was Some Consolation to Us Amidst the Mortification We Endured from Our Protracted Detention in the Ice to Find That There Were Very Few Hours in Which Some Little Incidents of an Amusing Nature Did Not Occur to Divert Our Attention from the Monotony of the Daily Duties of the Ship (1843)

F.W. Beechey, A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole: Performed in His Majesty's Ships Dorothea and Trent, under the Command of Captain David Buchan, R.n.; 1818; To Which Is Added, a Summary of All the Early Attempts to Reach the Pacific by Way of the Pole (London: Richard Bently, 1843), frontispiece.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Richardson in the Crescent of the White Wolves (1870)

Dora Greenwell, “A Fight with the Frost—IV: Sir John Richardson’s Arctic Explorations,”   The Quiver 5 (1870): 745.

It Was a Capital Idea to Catch That Pack of White Foxes and Rivet Collars on Their Necks (1875)

Jules Verne, A Journey to the North Pole (London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1875), 147.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

“Bees!” He Exclaimed. No Doubt the Little Velvet Coats Worn by the Fairies Deceived Jack Frost (1878)

Mrs. R.M. Bray, Ten of Them; or, The Children of Danehurst, Illustration by A.H. Collins (London: Griffith and Farran, 1878): 77.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Dr. Kane’s Men Hauling Their Boat over Rough Ice (1912)

A.W. Greely, True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1912), frontispiece.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Where, by Shining Stars in Heaven, a Silent World Is Spanned (1898)

Annie Campbell Hustis, “The North Pole Land,” St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks 25 (April 1898): 465.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

On the Last Day of the Month I Felt Sure That at Least a Thousand Reindeer Passed within as Many Yards of Our Little House of Ice (1892)

Frederick Schwatka, Nimrod in the North, Or Hunting and Fishing Adventures in the Arctic Regions (New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1892), 80.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Succession of Camps Should Be Made All the Way to the Pole with a Lamp in the Kitchen Window Constantly Burning as a Beacon for Belated Explorers (1882)

William Livingston Alden, “A Road to the Pole,” The Comic Liar: A Book Not Commonly Found in Sunday Schools (New York: G.W. Carleton & Company, 1882), 61.